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ORDERS ISSUED BY THE BOARD DURING 2011

UNDER

THE PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT

CHAPTER P- 47, 1990

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Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 1 (2011)

Application:

Application for approval of changes to the Rate Stabilization Plan rules and formulae.

Decision:

1.       The Board approves a modification to the Load Variation provision of the RSP rules to reduce the balance of the RSP attributable to the Industrial Customer load variation in the amount of $10,000,000, effective September 30, 2010.

2.       The Board approves Hydro’s application to reimburse the $10,000,000 to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

3.       The Board approves on an interim basis the Rate Stabilization Plan rules as attached in Schedule “A”.

4.       Hydro shall pay the expenses of the Board incurred in connection with this matter.

Date Issued:

January 19, 2011

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 2 (2011)

Application:

Application for approval of a contribution in aid of construction to provide single phase electrical service to serve the Labrador City Landfill Site.

Decision:

1.       The contribution in aid of construction of two hundred fifty-six thousand nine hundred seventy-nine dollars and eighteen cents ($256,979.18), including HST, for the construction of a 46 kV substation and 200 metre single phase distribution line to serve Labrador City Landfill Site is approved.

2.       Hydro shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

January 19, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                     P.U. 2 (2011) Amended

Application:

Application for approval of a contribution in aid of construction to provide single phase electrical service to serve the Labrador City Landfill Site.

 Decision:

1.       The contribution in aid of construction of two hundred fifty-six thousand nine hundred seventy-nine dollars and eighteen cents ($256,979.18), including HST, for the construction of a 46 kV substation and 200 metre single phase distribution line to serve Labrador City Landfill Site is approved.

2.       Hydro shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

February 2, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                       P.U. 3 (2011)

Application:

Application for approval of: (i) revised distribution line costs per metre for Contributions in Aid of Construction (CIACs); (ii) revised distribution plant upgrade cost for CIACs; and (iii) revised CIAC cost factors.

Decision:

1.       The revised cost factors submitted with the Application and contained in Schedules A, B, C and D attached to this Order are approved to be used in the calculation of all CIACs with effect from March 1, 2011 and, where advantageous to customers of Newfoundland Power, on all CIACs quoted but unpaid as of March 1, 2011.

2.       Newfoundland Power submit a revised CIAC Policy in its entirety incorporating the revisions approved herein.

3.       Newfoundland Power shall pay the expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

February 21, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                       P.U. 3 (2011) Amended

Application:

Application for approval of: (i) revised distribution line costs per metre for Contributions in Aid of Construction (CIACs); (ii) revised distribution plant upgrade cost for CIACs; and (iii) revised CIAC cost factors.

 Decision:

1.       The revised cost factors submitted with the Application and contained in Schedules A, B, C and D attached to this Order are approved to be used in the calculation of all CIACs with effect from March 1, 2011 and, where advantageous to customers of Newfoundland Power, on all CIACs quoted but unpaid as of March 1, 2011.

2.       Newfoundland Power submit a revised CIAC Policy in its entirety incorporating the revisions approved herein.

3.       Newfoundland Power shall pay the expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

March 9, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 4 (2011)

Application:

Application for approval for the deferred recovery of 2011 costs associated with the energy conservation program.

Decision:

1.       The deferred recovery of the 2011 costs related to the Conservation Plan, estimated to be $840,000.00 is approved.

2.       Hydro shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

March 10, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 5 (2011)

Application:

Application for approval for the approval for the lease of accommodations in Labrador West for its Operations pursuant to Section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The Application to enter into a one-year lease of residential accommodations in Labrador City or Wabush in an amount not to exceed $60,000 per year, plus HST, is approved.

2.       Hydro shall file a copy of the executed lease with the Board.

3.       Hydro shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

March 18, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 6 (2011)

Application:

Application for the approval of certain rules and regulations pertaining to the supply of electrical power and energy to one of its industrial customers, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited

Decision:

1.       An extension to the Service Agreement for Corner Brook Pulp and Paper until July 15, 2011 is approved.

2.       Hydro shall file an application for the approval of the Service Agreement for Corner Brook Pulp and Paper no later than June 15, 2011.

3.       Hydro shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

March 24, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                       P.U. 7 (2011)

Application:

Application for an Order of the Board providing for disposition of the balance in the Demand Management Incentive Account pursuant to Sections 58 and 80 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The disposition of the 2010 balance in the Demand Management Incentive Account and related income tax effects by means of a credit in the amount of $994,207 to the Rate Stabilization Account as of March 31, 2011 is approved.

2.       Newfoundland Power shall pay all costs and expenses of the Board in connection with this Application.

Date Issued:

March 24, 2011

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                       P.U. 8 (2011)

Application:

Application for the approval of proposals arising from a review of its retail rates

Decision:

1.       The Optional Seasonal Rate, as set out in Schedule A to this order, to be effective July 1, 2011 is approved.

2.       The Optional Seasonal Rate Revenue and Cost Recovery Account, as defined in Schedule B to this order, is approved.

3.       The proposed supplementary 2011 capital expenditure of $125,000 to facilitate implementation of the Optional Seasonal Rate is approved.

4.       Newfoundland Power shall pay all costs and expenses of the Board in connection with this Application.

Date Issued:

April 13, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                       P.U. 9 (2011)

Application:

Application for approval of the balance of the Weather Normalization Reserve as of December 31, 2010

Decision:

1.       The Board approves, pursuant to Sections 69(3) and 78 of the Act, Newfoundland Power’s weather normalization reserve of a Positive Balance of $1,954,953 as of December 31, 2010.

2.       Newfoundland Power shall pay all costs and expenses of the Board in connection with this Application.

Date Issued:

April 26, 2011

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 10 (2011)

Application:

Application for approval of the Rate Stabilization Plan component of the rates to be charged to Newfoundland Power Inc.

Decision:

1.       The rates to be charged by Hydro to Newfoundland Power as set out in Schedule "A" to be effective for consumption on or after July 1, 2011 are approved on an interim basis.

2.       Hydro shall pay the expenses of the Board incurred in connection with this matter.

Date Issued:

May 27, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 11 (2011)

Application:

Application for approval of capital expenditures for the construction and purchase of certain improvements and additions to its property at the Port Union and Lawn hydro electric generating plants pursuant to Section 41 of the Act; and for consent to remove from service a diesel electric generator located at Port Union pursuant to Section 38 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The proposed capital expenditure in the amount of $1,800,000 to repair Newfoundland Power’s hydro electric generating plants at Port Union and Lawn is approved

2.       The Board consents to the removal from service of the diesel electric generator at Newfoundland Power’s Port Union hydro electric generating plant.

3.       Newfoundland Power shall pay all costs and expenses of the Board in connection with this Application.

Date Issued:

May 30, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 12 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Section 70 of the Act for approval of rate stabilization and municipal tax adjustments for the period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 and a schedule of rates, tolls and charges incorporating the rate stabilization and municipal tax adjustments and a schedule of rates for use in a time of day rate study.

Decision:

1.       The Rate Stabilization Adjustment of 1.010 cents/kWh is approved for the period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.

2.       The Municipal Tax Adjustment Factor of 1.02586 is approved for the period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.

3.       Newfoundland Power’s Schedule of Rates, Tolls and Charges, as set out in Schedule A to this Order, to be effective on all electrical consumption on and after July 1, 2011, is approved.

4.       Newfoundland Power’s Schedule of Rates, Tolls and Charges, for customers participating in the time of day rate study, as set out in Schedule B to this Order to be effective on all electrical consumption on and after December 1, 2011, is approved.

5.       Newfoundland Power shall pay the expenses of the Board in connection with this Application.

Date Issued:

June 22, 2011

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 13 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Section 70(1) of the Act for the approval of a change in rates to be charged for the supply of power and energy to Island Interconnected customers (excluding Burgeo School and Library) and Isolated Rural customers (excluding Government departments).

Decision:

1.       The rates proposed by Hydro for its Island Interconnected customers (Rate Class 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 4.1) and Isolated Rural customers (Rate Class 1.2D, 2.1D, 2.2D and 4.1D), to be effective on all electrical consumption on and after July 1, 2011, as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved.

2.       Hydro shall pay the expenses of the Board incurred in connection with this Application.

Date Issued:

June 22, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 14 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Section  70(1) of the Act for the approval of Optional Seasonal Rates for its Island Interconnected customers and for customers served from the L’Anse au Loup System and for Isolated Diesel (Non-Government, First Block) customers.

Decision:

1.       The Optional Seasonal Rate, as set out in Schedule A to this Order, to be effective July 1, 2011, is approved.

2.       Hydro shall pay all costs and expenses of the Board in connection with this matter.

Date Issued:

June 28, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 15 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Section 71 of the Act, for approval of certain rules and regulations pertaining to the supply of electrical power and energy to one of its industrial customers, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited.

Decision:

1.       An extension to the Service Agreement for Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, as set out in Schedule “A” attached, is approved on a pilot basis until a further Order of the Board.

2.       Hydro shall include in the filing of its next general rate application, but no later than December 31, 2011, a request for the approval of the demand credit Service Agreement for Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited and shall attach a report that will include:

                                                                          i.            a review of the pilot project from May 2009 to forecast year-end 2013;

                                                                        ii.            an analysis of the potential and resulting fuel savings at Holyrood since the beginning of the pilot project to forecast year-end 2013;

                                                                      iii.            consideration of potential changes in the efficiency factor at Holyrood over the term of the pilot project to forecast year-end 2013;

                                                                       iv.            an analysis of the resulting impact on the activity in the Rate Stabilization Plan to the year-end 2013; and

                                                                         v.            consideration of the potential and resulting changes in the allocation of costs in the revenue requirement for any test year included in the above time frame.

3.       Hydro shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

July 8, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 16 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act for the approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers residing in the cottage area known as Double Pond located in the Mahers area on the Avalon Peninsula.

Decision:

1.       The Non-Refundable contribution in aid of construction of three thousand five dollars and ninety-eight cents ($3,005.98), excluding HST, as calculated under the Policy, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the cottage area known as Double Pond is approved.

2.       Newfoundland Power shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

July 15, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 17 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Section 48 of the Act for an Order approving the sale by Newfoundland Power of certain support structures to Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc.

Decision:

1.       The Application is denied.

2.       Newfoundland Power shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

July 27, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 18 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act for the approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers residing in the cottage area known as Rocky Pond located in the Southern Shore of the Avalon Peninsula.

Decision:

1.       The Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of two thousand one hundred and ninety-six dollars and eighty-eight cents ($2,196.88), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the cottage area known as Rocky Pond is approved.

2.       Newfoundland Power shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

August 18, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 19 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act for the approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers residing in the cottage area known as Muddy Hole located on the Burin Peninsula.

Decision:

1.       The Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of ten thousand four hundred and twenty-two dollars and ninety cents ($10,422.90), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the cottage area known as Muddy Pond is approved.

2.       Newfoundland Power shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this

Date Issued:

August 18, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                   P.U. 20 (2011) Amended

Application:

For approval to upgrade the Unit 1 stack breeching and the fuel oil storage facility at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station pursuant to Subsection 41(3) of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The proposed capital expenditure of $133,700 to replace the support structures for the Unit 1 stack breeching at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station is approved.

2.       Hydro shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

September 9, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 21 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Section 48 of the Act for an Order approving the sale by Newfoundland Power Inc. of certain support structures to Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc. and Order No. P. U. 17(2001) and an application by Newfoundland Power Inc. pursuant to Section 28 of the  Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities Regulations, 1996 to re-open and/or rehear the application to receive further evidence.

Decision:

1.       The proposed sale to Bell Aliant by Newfoundland Power of certain joint use support structures as provided for in the Purchase Agreement is approved.

2.       Newfoundland Power shall pay the expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

September 28, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 22 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Sections 58 and 80 of the Act for an Order approving the deferred recovery of certain costs for 2012.

Decision:

1.       The deferred recovery of $2,363,000 in 2012 due to the conclusion in 2010 of the Amortizations is approved until a further Order of the Board.

2.       The proposed definition of the 2011 and 2012 Cost Deferral Account, as set out in Schedule “A” to this Order, is approved.

3.       Newfoundland Power shall pay the expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

October 27, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 23 (2011)

Application:

For approval of a capital expenditure of $600,000 for the upgrade of the access road to the Bay d’Espoir Hydroelectric Generating Station pursuant to subsection 41(3) of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The Application is denied.

2.       Hydro shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

November 1, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 24 (2011)

Application:

For approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a single-phase line extension to serve a Service NL Weigh Scale on Route 500 near Wabush pursuant to Section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The Contribution in Aid of Construction of ninety-one thousand four hundred and ninety dollars ($91,490), excluding HST, to apply to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, represented by Service NL, is approved.

2.       Hydro shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

December 12, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 25 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Sections 80 of the Act for an Order on the automatic adjustment formula for fixing and determining the rate of return on rate base for Newfoundland Power Inc.

Decision:

1.       The operation of the Formula to establish a rate of return on rate base for Newfoundland Power for 2012 is suspended.

2.       The continued use of the current rate of return on rate base for Newfoundland Power of 7.96% in a range of 7.78% to 8.14% until a further Order of the Board is approved on an interim basis.

3.       The continued use of the current Customer Rates approved by Order No. P. U. 12(2011) is approved on an interim basis, with effect from January 1, 2012.

4.       The process and timing to be followed to determine a just and reasonable rate of return on rate base for Newfoundland Power for 2012 and with respect to the filing of Newfoundland Power’s next general rate application shall be established by a further direction of the Board.

5.       Newfoundland Power shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

December 13, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 26 (2011)

Application:

Application for approval of its:

(a)       2012 Capital Budget of $77,293,000; and

(b)       fixing and determining its average rate base for

2010 in the amount of $875,210,000.

Decision:

1.       Newfoundland Power’s capital purchases and construction projects in excess of $50,000, as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved.

2.       Newfoundland Power’s capital purchases and construction of additions to its property in the amount of $7,745,000 in 2013 and $150,000 in 2014, for multi-year projects as set out in Schedule B to this Order, are approved.

3.       Newfoundland Power’s lease of improvements to its property in the amount of $80,000 per year, as set out in Schedule C to this Order, is approved.

4.       The 2012 Capital Budget for improvements and additions to Newfoundland Power’s property in an amount of $77,293,000 is approved.

5.       The average rate base for the year ending December 31, 2010 is hereby fixed and determined at $875,210,000.

6.       Newfoundland Power shall adjust its 2011 rate base with respect to the recovery of hearing costs recorded in 2010, Cost Recovery Deferral – Hearing Costs, so that over the allowed three-year period $750,000 in deferred costs, as ordered in Order No. P. U. 43(2009), will be recovered.

7.       Unless otherwise directed by the Board, Newfoundland Power shall file an annual report to the Board on its 2012 capital expenditures by March 1, 2013.

8.       Unless otherwise directed by the Board, Newfoundland Power shall provide, in conjunction with the 2013 Capital Budget Application, a status report on the 2012 capital budget expenditures showing for each project:

(i)                 the approved budget for 2012;

(ii)               the expenditures prior to 2012;

(iii)             the 2012 expenditures to the date of the Application;

(iv)              the remaining projected expenditures for 2012;

(v)                the variance between the projected total expenditures and the approved budget; and

(vi)              an explanation of the variance.

9.       Newfoundland Power shall pay all costs and expenses of the Board incurred in connection with the Application.

Date Issued:

December 13, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 27 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Sections 58 of the Act for an Order to adopt United States generally accepted accounting principles for regulatory purposes effective January 1, 2012.

Decision:

1.       The adoption of United States generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) by Newfoundland Power for general regulatory purposes as proposed in the Application is

approved effective January 1, 2012.

2.       Newfoundland Power shall apply to the Board for approval of changes to existing regulatory assets and liabilities and the creation of any new regulatory assets and liabilities,

along with appropriate definitions of the accounts related to these regulatory assets and liabilities, that will be required to effect the adoption of U.S. GAAP.

3.       Newfoundland Power shall no longer file monthly updates on International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as ordered by Order No. P. U. 43(2009).

4.       Newfoundland Power shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

December 15, 2011

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 28 (2011)

Application:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act for the approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers residing in the cottage area known as

Coles Pond located on the Southern Shore.

Decision:

1.       The Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of four thousand three hundred and twenty-six dollars ($4,326.00), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located

in the cottage area known as Coles Pond Cottage Area on the Southern Shore is approved.

2.       Newfoundland Power shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

December 20, 2011

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 29 (2011)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of interim rates to be charged for the supply of power and energy to Island Interconnected customers (excluding Burgeo

School and Library) and Isolated Rural Customers (excluding Government departments)pursuant to Subsection 70(1) of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The continued use of Hydro’s rates for its Island Interconnected customers (Rate Class 1.1, 1.1S, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 4.1) and Isolated Rural customers (Rate Class 1.2D, 1.2DS, 2.1D, 2.2D and 4.1D),

to be effective on an interim basis on all electrical consumption on and after January 1, 2012, as set out in Schedule “A”, are approved.

2.       Hydro shall pay all expenses of the Board arising from this Application.

Date Issued:

December 20, 2011

 

 

 

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