Vermont Public Service Board

September 2008 Orders and Decisions


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

7310  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND ORDER In Re Petition of Vermont Transco LLC for authority to issue up to $150 million Class A and Class B Units of Equity

7427  SCHEDULING ORDER In Re Tariff filing of Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc. re:  proposed rate design changes

 

CPG #NM-3  AMENDED ORDER AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD In Re Petition of David and Jan Blittersdorf for a net metered wind turbine and photovoltaic electrical generation system

 

CPG #NM-505  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Joseph Lasek for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-523  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Jennifer Davis for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-524  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Jonathan Larsen for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-536  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Edward C. Safford and Yvonne Brunot for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 3, 2008

 

5738  ORDER EXTENDING EXPIRATION DATE  In Re Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for a declaratory ruling, pursuant to 3 V.S.A. Section 808 and PSB Rule 2.403, to interpret and define terms in General Order No. 51

 

7314  ORDER RE APPROVAL OF LAY-DOWN AND STAGING AREAS 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

 

7451  FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Vermont Public Power Supply Authority pursuant to 30 V.S.A. 108, for approval to renew its existing line of credit

 

CPG #NM-525  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Donald Hammond for an interconnected net metered wind turbine

 

CPG #NM-527  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of John and Nancy Salesky for an interconnected net metered wind turbine farm system


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 5, 2008

 

6860  ORDER RE APPROVAL OF DESIGN PLANS FOR CONTROL BUILDINGS

 

7440  SECOND ORDER RE: INTERVENTIONS In Re  Petition of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC, and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., for amendment of their Certificates of Public Good and other approvals required under 10 V.S.A.  6501-6504 and 30 V.S.A. 231(a), 248 & 254, for authority to continue after March 21, 2012, operation of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, including the storage of spent-nuclear fuel
 


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 8, 2008

CPG 676  ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT NAME CHANGE In Re Petition of KMC Data LLC

CPG #NM-539  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Jeff Schumann for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 9, 2008

CPG #NM-107  ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP In Re Application of Jason Besser-Jones for a transfer for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-491  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Stephen Yates for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


CONTRACTS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 9, 2008

 

SC 805 (Amendment #3)  ELECTRIC Special Contract Approval between Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Missisquoi Associates

 

SC 806 (Amendment #3)  ELECTRIC Special Contract Approval between Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, Vermont Marble Power Division of OMYA, Inc., Barton Village, Inc., and the Village of Enosburg Falls Water and Light Department

 

SC 807 (Amendment #3)  ELECTRIC Special Contract Approval between Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.

 

SC 808 (Amendment #3)  ELECTRIC Special Contract Approval between Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. and the Vermont Marble Power Division of Omya, Inc.

 

SC #849  ELECTRIC Special Contract Approval between Village of Ludlow Electric Light Department and Okemo Mountain, Inc.

 

SC #851  ELECTRIC Special Contract Approval between Town of Stowe Electric Department and Mt. Mansfield Company, Inc.


ORDER ENTERED SEPTEMBER 10, 2008

 

7445  DECLARATORY RULING In Re Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for a declaration that approval under 30 V.S.A. 248 is not required for the installation of a Generator and Propane Tank at its Stratton Substation


CONTRACTS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 10, 2008

 

SC 803 (Amendment #3)  ELECTRIC Special Contract Approval between Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Central Vermont Public Service Corporation

 

SC 848  ELECTRIC Special Contract Approval between the Town of Stowe Electric Department and the Town of Stowe - Jackson Ice Arena


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

 

7439  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: EXPANSION OF SCOPE OF PROCEEDING In Re Petition of certain residents of Bolton Valley in Bolton, Vermont, requesting compensatory action in the form of a refund by Catamount/Bolton Water & Sewer, LLC, in connection with charges for the provision of water service

 

7464  ORDER MODIFYING BASELINE FOR A RELIABILITY PERFORMANCE STANDARD In Re Investigation into Modification to Green Mountain Power Corporation's Successor Service Quality and Reliability

 

7466  ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION AND NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE In Re Investigation into Petition filed by Vermont Department of Public Service Re: Energy Efficiency Utility Structure

 

7467  ORDER RE SERVICE QUALITY COMPENSATION CALCULATION FOR 2007-2008 In Re Investigation of Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s Service Quality Compensation Calculation for the 2007-2008 Time Period


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 12, 2008

 

7452  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULING ORDER In Re Petition of Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc., for a Certificate of Public Good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing replacement of the Enosburg Tap transmission facility located in a field off Birch Lane Road, and the reconstruction of a related transmission line in the Village of Enosburg Falls, Vermont

 

CPG #NM-472  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Irwin Post for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-507  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of NRG Systems, Inc. for an amended certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-530  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Todd and Cathy Walker for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-534  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Carl Lankin for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-541  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Cairn Cross for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDER ENTERED SEPTEMBER 16, 2008

 

7250  ORDER RE: MOTION TO WITHDRAW 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)


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 17, 2008

 

7156  ORDER RE: RPI's MOTION FOR RELIEF In Re 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 52 MW wind electric generation facility, consisting of 26 wind turbines, and associated transmission and interconnection facilities, in Sheffield and Sutton, Vermont

 

7213  ORDER APPROVING MODIFICATION TO LOW-INCOME PILOT PROGRAM In Re  Joint Petition of Green Mountain Power Corporation, Northern New England Energy Corporation (NNEEC), a subsidiary of Gaz Metro of Quebec, and Northstars Merger Subsidiary Corporation (Northstars) for approval of:  (1) the merger of Northstars into and with Green Mountain Power; (2) the acquisition by NNEEC of the common stock of Green Mountain Power; and (3) the amendment to Green Mountain Power's Articles of Incorporation

 

7454  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULE In Re Investigation into City of Burlington Electric Department's 2008 Integrated Resource Plan

 

7455  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc. ("WEC") requesting (1) a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. 248(j), authorizing the Coventry Project Expansion; and (2) approval of WEC's promissory note to the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. 108, to finance the Coventry Project Expansion

 

7455  ORDER RE REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO FINANCE THE COVENTRY PROJECT EXPANSION 

 

CPG NM-357  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Howard Fischer for an amended certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered farm photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG NM-494  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG NM-499  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD RE APPLICATION FOR METEOROLOGICAL TOWERS  of the Foundation for a Sustainable Future for an interconnected net metered wind turbine

 

CPG NM-531  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of John Galton for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG NM-532  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Peter Garritano for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG NM-540  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Middlesex Electric for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG NM-542  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of the Quarry Hill School for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG NM-543  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Steve Eustis for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 18, 2008

 

ORDER Denying Town of Stowe Electric Department's Request for Accounting Order

 

7373  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE MOTIONS FOR ENLARGEMENT OF TIME TO FILE TESTIMONY 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

 

7450  FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc. to Approve a Promissory Note to The Rural Utilities Service in the Amount of $7.9 Million to Finance its Construction Work Plan

 

7465  FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation and Central Vermont Public Service Corporation-East Barnet Hydroelectric, Inc. for Consent to extend Letters of Credit and Reimbursement Agreements and Guaranty with RBS Citizens, N.A., successor by merger to Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, regarding Millstone Pollution Bonds, Seabrook Pollution Bonds and East Barnet Hydroelectric Bonds, and to Provide Security with Existing First Mortgage Bonds, Series PP, QQ and RR, issued July 30, 1999

 


CONTRACT ENTERED SEPTEMBER 18, 2008

 

SC 853  ELECTRIC Special Contract Approval between Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Jay Peak, Inc.


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 19, 2008

 

7448  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of New England Power Company, d/b/a National Grid, for a Certificate of Public Good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. 248(j), authorizing construction associated with the revitalization of its 115 kV and 46/69 kV substations in the Town of Rockingham, Vermont, located adjacent to the hydroelectric generating station owned by TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc.

 

CPG NM-537  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of the Ferrisburgh School Board for an interconnected net metered wind turbine


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 22, 2008

 

7250  PROTECTIVE ORDER 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)

 

CPG #NM-538  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Richard and Linda Olsen for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDER ENTERED SEPTEMBER 23, 2008

 

7453  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM In Re Joint Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. ("VELCO"), Vermont Transco LLC, Green Mountain Power Corporation, and Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. ("VEC"), for a Certificate of Public Good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing the upgrade of VELCO's Tafts Corners substation and the removal of VEC's existing substation located near the intersection of Route 2A and Old Creamery Road in the Town of Williston, Vermont


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 24, 2008

 

7351  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Waitsfield-Fayston Telephone Company, Inc., d/b/a Waitsfield Cable, for a Certificate of Public Good to serve a portion of the Town of Bolton, Vermont

 

CPG #NM-239  ORDER AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD of George Lawrence for an interconnected group net metered wind turbine system

 

CPG #NM-528  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Alan Levine for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG 786  ORDER REVOKING CPG of NECC Telecom, Inc. as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

 

CPG 885-R  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Central Telecom Long Distance, Inc. to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

 


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 26, 2008

 

7440  ORDER RE: VPIRG MOTION TO EXTEND DISCOVERY DEADLINE In Re Petition of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC, and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., for amendment of their Certificates of Public Good and other approvals required under 10 V.S.A.  6501-6504 and 30 V.S.A. 231(a), 248 & 254, for authority to continue after March 21, 2012, operation of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, including the storage of spent-nuclear fuel

 

7440  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT

 


ORDER ENTERED SEPTEMBER 29, 2008

 

7085  FINAL ORDER APPROVING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND CLOSING DOCKET In Re Petitions of Town of Thetford, Village of Woodstock, City of St. Albans and Town of Rutland, Vermont, requesting an investigation into the terms and conditions of street light services offered by Central Vermont Public Service Corporation


ORDER ENTERED SEPTEMBER 30, 2008

 

7336  FINAL ORDER APPROVING ALTERNATIVE REGULATION PLAN In re: Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for approval of an Alternative Regulation Plan pursuant to 30 V.S.A 218d


 


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