Vermont Public Service Board

January 2008 Orders and Decisions


ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 7, 2008

CPG #NM-312  AMENDED ORDER and AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Martha Fritz for an amendment to her Certificate of Public Good for a wind turbine electrical power system, to include an interconnected net metered photovoltaic system

CPG #NM-408  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of  Brian McNeice and Jennifer Ramstetter for a certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-423  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of  Aging Gracefully, LLC for a certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 10, 2008

 

6860  ORDER RE REVISED NORTH FERRISBURGH SUBSTATION DESIGN In Re:  Petitions of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO) and Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP) for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing VELCO to construct the so-called Northwest Vermont Reliability Project, said project to include: (1) upgrades at 12 existing VELCO and GMP substations located in Charlotte, Essex, Hartford, New Haven, North Ferrisburgh, Poultney, Shelburne, South Burlington, Vergennes, West Rutland, Williamstown, and Williston, Vermont; (2) the construction of a new 345 kV transmission line from West Rutland to New Haven; (3) the reconstruction of a portion of a 34.5 kV and 46 kV transmission line from New Haven to South Burlington; and (4) the reconductoring of a 115 kV transmission line from Williamstown to Barre, Vermont

 

6860  ORDER RE VERGENNES LINE DESIGN In Re:  Petitions of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO) and Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP) for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing VELCO to construct the so-called Northwest Vermont Reliability Project, said project to include: (1) upgrades at 12 existing VELCO and GMP substations located in Charlotte, Essex, Hartford, New Haven, North Ferrisburgh, Poultney, Shelburne, South Burlington, Vergennes, West Rutland, Williamstown, and Williston, Vermont; (2) the construction of a new 345 kV transmission line from West Rutland to New Haven; (3) the reconstruction of a portion of a 34.5 kV and 46 kV transmission line from New Haven to South Burlington; and (4) the reconductoring of a 115 kV transmission line from Williamstown to Barre, Vermont

 

7250  ORDER RE REVISED SCHEDULE In Re:  Amended Petition of Deerfield Wind, LLC, for a certificate of public good authorizing it to construct and operate a 17-turbine, 34-35.7 MW wind generation facility, and associated transmission and interconnection facilities, on approximately 80 acres in the Green Mountain National Forest, located in Searsburg and Readsboro, Vermont, with 7 turbines to be placed on the east side of Route 8 on the same ridgeline as the existing GMP Searsburg wind facility (Eastern Project Area), and 10 turbines along the ridgeline to the west of Route 8 in the northwesterly orientation (Western Project Area)

 

7373  ORDER RE: FERENBACHS' MOTION TO INTERVENE In Re:  Joint Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc., Vermont Transco, LLC, and Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing the construction of the Southern Loop Transmission Upgrade Project


ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 11, 2008

CPG #NM-409  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Victoria Weiss for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-421  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Henry Moseley for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDER ENTERED JANUARY 15, 2008

7273  STATUS CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM INCLUDING SCHEDULE In Re: Investigation into Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s Service Quality and Reliability


ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 16, 2008

 

7270  SCHEDULING ORDER RE: MODIFIED TRANSACTION AND NOTICE OF HEARING (Technical Hearing) scheduled for January 29, 2007 IN RE:  Joint Petition of Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, certain affiliates thereof, and FairPoint Communications, Inc., for approval of an asset transfer, acquisition of control by merger and associated transactions

 

7290  ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of Vermont Transco, LLC, for authority to condemn easement rights in property interests of Lowell T. Spillane and Susan G. Spillane located in Shelburne, Vermont, for the purpose of constructing the 115 kV transmission line portion of the so-called Northwest Reliability Project

 

7294  ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of Vermont Transco, LLC, for authority to condemn easement rights in property interests of Leonard E. Stearns and Kathleen M. Stearns, located in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, for the purpose of constructing the 115 kV transmission line portion of the so-called Northwest Reliability Project

 

CPG 572  ORDER REVOKING CPG of Optimum Global Communications as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

 

CPG 768  ORDER REVOKING CPG of Computer Network Technology as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

 

CPG 778  ORDER REVOKING CPG of Cognigen Networks, Inc., as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

 

CPG 872  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of TelJet Longhaul, LLC, as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

 


ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 17, 2008

 

6860  THIRD ORDER RE REVIEW OF PROPOSED LAY DOWN AREA In Re:  Petitions of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO) and Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP) for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing VELCO to construct the so-called Northwest Vermont Reliability Project, said project to include: (1) upgrades at 12 existing VELCO and GMP substations located in Charlotte, Essex, Hartford, New Haven, North Ferrisburgh, Poultney, Shelburne, South Burlington, Vergennes, West Rutland, Williamstown, and Williston, Vermont; (2) the construction of a new 345 kV transmission line from West Rutland to New Haven; (3) the reconstruction of a portion of a 34.5 kV and 46 kV transmission line from New Haven to South Burlington; and (4) the reconductoring of a 115 kV transmission line from Williamstown to Barre, Vermont


ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 18, 2008

 

7330  ORDER RE: MOTION FOR RELIEF AND AMENDED ORDER.  Petition of Public Service Company of New Hampshire for Approval of (1) the Issuance of up to $200 Million Aggregate Principal amount of Long-Term Debt Securities (2) Amendment and Restatement of First Mortgage Indenture,(3) the Mortgaging of Property, and (4) the Utilization of Interest Rate Locks

 

DSN #444  ORDER RE: NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION In Re:  Trenchless Technologies of New England, Inc., Alleged Violation of May 2, 2007, as reported by Comcast

 

DSN #445  ORDER RE:  NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION In Re:  R.J. Piche Excavating, Alleged Violation of May 24, 2007, as reported by Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.

 

DSN #447  ORDER RE: NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION In Re:  S.P. Bowen Excavating, Alleged Violation of June 11, 2007, as reported by Vermont Telephone


ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 23, 2008

 

DSN #450  ORDER RE: NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION In Re:  Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc., Alleged Violation of June 21, 2007, as reported by Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.

 

DSN #451  ORDER RE: NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION In Re:  Verizon, Alleged Violation of July 11, 2007, as reported by Verizon

 

DSN #453  ORDER RE: NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION In Re:  Comcast, Alleged Violation of May 17, 2007, as reported by Comcast

 

DSN #456  ORDER RE:  NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION In Re:  Comcast, Alleged Violation of July 12, 2007, as reported by Comcast

 

DSN #458  ORDER RE: NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION In Re:  Comcast, Alleged Violation of July 17, 2007, as reported by Comcast


ORDER ENTERED JANUARY 28, 2008

 

7314  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: SCHEDULE AND MOTION TO STRIKE In Re: Joint Petition of Vermont Transco, LLC, Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. ("VELCO"), City of Burlington Electric Department ("BED") and Green Mountain Power Corporation for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing the construction of the so-called East Avenue Loop Project in Williston, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski and Burlington, Vermont, which consists of: (1) the replacement of 4.8 miles of an existing single 115 kV line between VELCO's Essex Substation and its East Avenue Substation with two new 115 kV lines within the same corridor; (2) expansion of the East Avenue Substation; (3) installation of a new 1.5-mile 34.5 kV line from the East Avenue Substation to BED's McNeil Substation; (4) construction of a new substation at the McNeil Generating Station; (5) installation of new and relocated equipment from BED's Lake Street Substation to the McNeil Substation; and (6) removal of several circuits connected to BED's Lake Street Substation


ORDER ENTERED JANUARY 29, 2008

 

7382  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULE In Re:  Petition of Green Mountain Power Corporation for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing (1) the decommissioning and removal of the Bellows Falls #67 Substation, located at the corner of Bridge STreet and Rockingham Street in the Village of Bellows Falls, Vermont, and (2) the construction of a new upgraded substation to be located at 47 Bridge Street in the Town of Rockingham, Vermont


ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 30, 2008

 

5261  ORDER REVOKING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD of AT&T Communications of New England, Inc., to Operate as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

 

6286  ORDER REVOKING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD of TransWorld Network, Corp. to Operate as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

 

6860  ORDER RE:  SHELBURNE LINE DESIGN MODIFICATIONS In Re:  Petitions of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO) and Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP) for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing VELCO to construct the so-called Northwest Vermont Reliability Project, said project to include: (1) upgrades at 12 existing VELCO and GMP substations located in Charlotte, Essex, Hartford, New Haven, North Ferrisburgh, Poultney, Shelburne, South Burlington, Vergennes, West Rutland, Williamstown, and Williston, Vermont; (2) the construction of a new 345 kV transmission line from West Rutland to New Haven; (3) the reconstruction of a portion of a 34.5 kV and 46 kV transmission line from New Haven to South Burlington; and (4) the reconductoring of a 115 kV transmission line from Williamstown to Barre, Vermont

 

6860  REVISED ORDER RE FERRY ROAD DESIGN PLAN In Re: Petitions of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO) and Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP) for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing VELCO to construct the so-called Northwest Vermont Reliability Project, said project to include: (1) upgrades at 12 existing VELCO and GMP substations located in Charlotte, Essex, Hartford, New Haven, North Ferrisburgh, Poultney, Shelburne, South Burlington, Vergennes, West Rutland, Williamstown, and Williston, Vermont; (2) the construction of a new 345 kV transmission line from West Rutland to New Haven; (3) the reconstruction of a portion of a 34.5 kV and 46 kV transmission line from New Haven to South Burlington; and (4) the reconductoring of a 115 kV transmission line from Williamstown to Barre, Vermont

 

7156  ORDER RE MOTION TO WITHDRAW In Re:  Amended Petition of UPC Vermont Wind, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. 248, authorizing the construction and operation of a 40 MW wind electric generation facility, consisting of 16 wind turbines, and associated transmission and interconnection facilities, in Sheffield and Sutton, Vermont, to be known as the "Sheffield Wind Project"

 

7326  ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION In Re:  Investigation into Village of Enosburg Falls Water & Light Department's tariff filing, requesting a 14.04% rate increase, which took effect August 1, 2007

 

7336  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT In Re  Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for approval of an alternative-regulation plan

 

7357  FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Vermont Public Power Supply Authority for approval to finance the design, permitting and construction of a peaking generation facility in Swanton, Vermont, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. 108

 

7359 - 7372  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT In Re:  Investigations into the 2007 Integrated Resource Plan filings by 14 Municipal Electric Departments

 

CPG 691  ORDER REVOKING CPG of Telliss, LLC, as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

 

CPG 733  ORDER REVOKING CPG of Consolidated Communications Operator Services, Inc., as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

CPG 734  ORDER REVOKING CPG of MGEN Services Corp., as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

CPG #NM-195  AMENDED ORDER AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD Approving Application of Joanne Shapp for an amended certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-314  AMENDED ORDER AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD Approving Application of Pete Hottenstein for an amended certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-426  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Peter Leonard for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 31, 2008

7307  ORDER RE: COMMENTS ON DOCKET STRUCTURE In Re:  Investigation into Vermont Electric Utilities' Use of Smart Metering and Time-Based Rates

7321  ORDER APPROVING 2.3% RATE INCREASE FOR CENTRAL VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2008



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