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ORDERS ISSUED BY THE BOARD DURING 2012

UNDER

THE PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT

CHAPTER P- 47, 1990

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Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                       P.U. 1 (2012)

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 January 19, 2012 and, where advantageous to customers of Newfoundland Power, on all CIACs quoted but unpaid as of January 19, 2012.

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:

January 12, 2012

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 2 (2012)

Application:

Application by for an order:

(i)     approving changes to its capital expenditure methodology;

(ii)   approving its 2012 capital budget;

(iii) approving its 2012 capital purchases and construction projects in excess of $50,000;

(iv)  approving the estimated contributions in aid of construction for 2012; and

(v)    fixing and determining its average rate base for 2010.

Decision:

Phase I

1.       Hydro’s proposed changes to its capital expenditure methodology to incorporate the requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards are approved.

2.       As set out in Schedule A, Hydro’s proposed construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property in excess of $50,000 to be completed in 2012 are approved, except:

a.       Upgrade Burnt Dam Spillway, Bay d’Espoir – $1,702,800 is not approved but approval is given for expenditures in the amount of $523,840 to install a stop log system and to conduct the recommended condition assessment;

b.       Increase Generation Capacity, Mary’s Harbour - $1,489,400 is not approved; and

c.       Upgrade Transmission Line Access Trails, Stoney Brook to Springdale - $313,000 is not approved.

3.       As set out in Schedule B, Hydro’s proposed multi-year construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property in excess of $50,000, which began in 2011 and which are proposed to begin in 2012, are approved, except:

a.          Rewind Stator Units 1 and 3, Bay d’Espoir - $5,054,200 (2013) and $3,634,600 (2014) is not approved but approval is given for expenditures in the amount of $4,953,800 for the 2012 capital project Rewind Stator Unit 4; and

b.          Install Additional 230kV Transformer, Oxen Pond - $3,535,200(2012), $3,354,100(2013), $3,650,200(2014) is not approved.

4.       Pursuant to Section 78 of the Act the rate base for the year ending December 31, 2010 is hereby fixed and determined at $1,484,659,000.

5.       The Industrial Customers are entitled to an award of costs in an amount to be fixed by the Board.

6.       Hydro shall pay all costs and expenses of the Board incurred in connection with the Application.

Date Issued:

January 24, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 3 (2012)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for the deferred recovery of 2012 costs associated with an energy conservation program.

Decision:

1.       The deferred recovery of the 2012 costs related to the Conservation Plan, estimated to be $1,673,000 is approved.

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

Date Issued:

February 8, 2012

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 4 (2012)

Application:

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

2.       Hydro shall file with its next general rate application a proposal for approval of a Service Agreement for Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited and shall attach a report which sets out the impacts of the Service Agreement initially approved in Order No. P.U. 17(2009) for Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, including analysis in relation to potential and actual fuel savings at Holyrood, the efficiency factor at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station, the Rate Stabilization Plan, and the allocation of costs in revenue requirement.

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

Date Issued:

February 8, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 5 (2012)

Application:

Application by for an order:

(i)     approving changes to its capital expenditure methodology;

(ii)   approving its 2012 capital budget;

(iii) approving its 2012 capital purchases and construction projects in excess of $50,000;

(iv)  approving the estimated contributions in aid of construction for 2012; and

(v)    fixing and determining its average rate base for 2010.

Decision:

Phase II

1.       As set out in Schedule A, Hydro’s proposed construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property in excess of $50,000 to be completed in 2012 are approved, except:

a.       Upgrade Marine Terminal, Holyrood $5,859,600(2012) is not approved.

2.       As set out in Schedule B, Hydro’s proposed multi-year construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property in excess of $50,000 are approved, except:

a.       Install Plant Operator Training Simulator, Holyrood $1,028,200(2012) $1,072,700 (2013) is not approved; and

b.       Replace Fuel Oil Heat Tracing, Holyrood $1,474,300, (2012) $1,413,900 (2013) is approved but, unless otherwise ordered by the Board, Hydro is not permitted to recover the costs of this project.

3.       As set out in Schedule C, Hydro’s 2012 Capital Budget for improvements or additions to its property in the amount of $76,992,300 is approved.

4.       Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file, in conjunction with the 2013 Capital Budget Application, an overview in relation to the proposed capital expenditures  for the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station.

5.       Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file an annual report with the Board in relation to its 2012 capital expenditures by March 1, 2013, including the report in relation to expenditures to Refurbish the Fuel Storage Facility at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station.

6.       Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file, in conjunction with its 2013 Capital Budget Application, a status report on the 2012 capital expenditures.

7.       The Industrial Customers are entitled to an award of costs in an amount to be fixed by the Board.

8.       Hydro shall pay all costs and expenses of the Board incurred in connection with the Application.

Date Issued:

February 10, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 6 (2012)

Application:

Application for approval of certain rules and regulations pertaining to the supply of electrical power and energy to one of its industrial customers, Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Limited.

Decision:

1.       The Service Agreement for Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Limited as per Schedule “A” is approved.

2.       The rates, rules that apply as of this date to Teck Resources Limited, pending a final order to be made by the Board varying or confirming that rates determination, shall apply to electrical service provided by Hydro to Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Limited, effective from the date that Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Limited first begins receiving power under the approved Service Agreement.

3.       Hydro shall file an interim rate schedule reflecting the rates approved in this Order and indicating the effective date.

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

Date Issued:

March 9, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                       P.U. 7 (2012)

Application:

Application for approval of capital expenditures for the construction and purchase of certain improvements and additions to its property at the Milton Substation, and approval of a contribution in aid of construction of an upgrade of a distribution line from two-phase to three-phase for the Random North Development Association.

Decision:

1.       The proposed capital expenditure of $1,027,000 associated with the improvements and additions to Newfoundland Power’s property at the Milton Substation is approved.

2.       The Contribution in Aid of Construction of six hundred twenty-two thousand dollars ($622,000) excluding HST, as calculated under the policy to provide a three-phase supply to the area between the communities of Elliott’s Cove and Hickman’s Harbour on Random Island for the Random North Development Association is approved.

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

Date Issued:

March 9, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                       P.U. 8 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval to proceed with the construction and purchase of certain improvements and additions to its property by replacing a section of submarine cable from Broad Cove to Bell Island.

Decision:

1.       The proposed capital expenditure of $510,000 to replace the damaged section of the Bell Island submarine cable system is approved.

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

Date Issued:

March 22, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                       P.U. 9 (2012)

Application:

Application for disposition of the 2011 balance in the Demand Management Incentive Account.

Decision:

1.       The Board approves, pursuant to Sections 58 and 80 of the Act, the disposition of the 2011 balance in the Demand Management Account and related income tax effects by means of a credit in the amount of $1,800,628 to the Rate Stabilization Account as of March 31, 2012.

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

Date Issued:

April 5, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 10 (2012)

Application:

Application for disposition of the balance in the Optional Seasonal Rate Revenue and Cost Recovery Account.

Decision:

1.       The Board approves the disposition of the balance in the Optional Seasonal Rate Revenue and Cost Recovery Account as of December 31, 2011 by charging the balance of $328,006 to the Rate Stabilization Account of March 31, 2012.

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

Date Issued:

April 13, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 11 (2012)

Application:

Application to effect the adoption of United States generally accepted accounting principles for regulatory purposes pursuant to Section 58 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       Newfoundland Power’s opening balances for regulatory assets and liabilities associated with employee future benefits as at January 1, 2012 totaling approximately $131,200,000 are approved.

2.       Newfoundland Power’s proposed definition for the Employee Future Benefits Regulatory Assets and Liabilities Account as set out in Schedule A is approved.

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

Date Issued:

May 10, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 12 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers in the cottage area known as Tobacco Road located on the Burin Peninsula.

Decision:

1.       The Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of three thousand seven hundred and five dollars and ninety-four cents ($3,705.94), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic

Customers located in the cottage area known as Tobacco Road is approved.

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

Date Issued:

May 11, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 13 (2012)

Application:

Application to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards for regulatory purposes effective January 1, 2012 pursuant to Subsection 58 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The adoption and use of International Financial Reporting Standards accounting standards by Hydro for financial reporting for regulatory purposes, effective January 1, 2012, is approved with the following exceptions:

a)       Hydro shall continue to adhere to existing accounting guidelines with respect to reporting of Rate Stabilization Plan balances and activity;

b)      Hydro shall continue to adhere to existing accounting guidelines with respect to reporting of deferred costs;

c)       Hydro shall ensure that 2011 transitional differences associated with the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards are adjusted in Hydro’s 2012 opening retained earnings;

d)      Hydro shall include unamortized deferred revenue as a reduction from rate base; and

e)       Hydro shall record net insurance proceeds associated with capital projects of $50,000 or more as an offset against the cost of capital assets and as a reduction of the rate base value of those assets.

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

Date Issued:

May 15, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 14 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers in the cottage area known as Osmonton’s Arm located near the community of Leading Tickles.

Decision:

1.       The Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of three thousand seven hundred and five dollars and thirty-one cents ($3,705.31), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the cottage area known as Osmonton’s Arm is approved.

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

Date Issued:

May 24, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 15 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of the Rate Stabilization Plan Adjustment in 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 this Order, to be effective for electrical consumption on or after July 1, 2012, are approved on an interim basis.

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

Date Issued:

May 24, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 16 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction to provide three-phase electrical service to Karwood Contracting Ltd.

Decision:

1.    The Contribution in Aid of Construction of fifty-one thousand five hundred dollars ($51,500), excluding HST, to apply to Karwood Contracting Ltd., is approved.

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

Date Issued:

June 7, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 17 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval the just and reasonable return on rate base for 2012 for Newfoundland Power Inc. pursuant to Section 80 of the Act.

Decision:

1.    The proposed rate of return on average rate base for 2012 of 8.14% in a range of 7.96% to 8.32% is approved.

2.    The proposal that Newfoundland Power establish a 2012 Cost of Capital Cost Recovery Deferral Account to allow for the deferred recovery of the full amount of the

     difference in revenue between an 8.38% return on common equity and an 8.80% return on common equity for 2012, calculated on the basis of Newfoundland

     Power’s 2010 test year costs is approved, as set out in Schedule A.

3.    The proposed revised definition of the Excess Earnings Account is approved, as set out in Schedule B.

4.    Newfoundland Power’s current customer rates shall be considered final rates from January 1, 2012, as set out in Schedule C.

5.    Newfoundland Power shall pay the expenses of the Board arising from this application, including the expenses of the Consumer Advocate incurred by the Board.

Date Issued:

June 15, 2012

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 18 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction to provide three-phase electrical service to the Department of Transportation and Works, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

(Service a depot station in the Town of Renews-Cappahayden).

Decision:

1.    The Contribution in Aid of Construction of fifty thousand three hundred four dollars ($50,304), excluding HST, to provide a three-phase supply to the Department of Transportation and Works, Government of

Newfoundland and Labrador is approved.

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

Date Issued:

June 22, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 19 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval for approval of the balance in the Weather Normalization Reserve as of December 31, 2011.

Decision:

1.    Newfoundland Power’s Weather Normalization Reserve of a positive balance of $5,019,776 as of December 31, 2011 is approved,

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

Date Issued:

June 22, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 20 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of rate stabilization and municipal tax adjustments for the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 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 1.770 cents/kWh for the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, is approved.

2.    The Municipal Tax Adjustment Factor of 1.02337 for the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, is approved.

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, 2012, 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 July 1, 2012, is approved.

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

Date Issued:

June 22, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 21 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of a change in the rates to be charged for the supply of power and energy to certain customers on the Island Interconnected System, L’Anse au Loup System and the Isolated Rural Systems.

Decision:

1.    The interim rates approved in Order No. P.U. 29(2011) as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved on a final basis.

2.    The rates proposed by Hydro for Rate Classes 1.1, 1.1S, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 4.1 and Rate Classes 1.2D, 1.2DS,  2.1D, 2.2D and 4.1D, to be effective on all electrical consumption on and after July 1, 2012, as set out in Schedule B to this Order, are approved.

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

Date Issued:

June 27, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                     P.U. 22 (2012) Amended

Application:

Application for approval of a capital expenditure to supplement the Allowance for Unforeseen Items for the construction and purchase of certain improvements and additional to its property.

Decision:

1.    The addition of a supplementary amount of $315,000 to the Unforeseen Allowance approved in Order No. P. U. 26(2011) is approved.

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

Date Issued:

July 19, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 23 (2012)

Application:

Application for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction to provide three-phase electrical service to Vista Enterprises Ltd.

Decision:

1.    The Contribution in Aid of Construction of seventy-two thousand one hundred thirty-eight dollars and thirty-three cents ($72,138.33), excluding HST, to apply to Vista Enterprises Ltd., is approved.

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

Date Issued:

July 19, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 24 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of the construction of improvements and refurbishment of the Cat Arm Road.

Decision:

1.    The proposed capital expenditure of $492,100 for the refurbishment of the Cat Arm Road is approved.

2.    Hydro shall provide a status report on the application for a Crown Easement no later than its 2012 Capital Expenditure Report.

3.    Hydro shall not include the expenditure in its rate base until the Board has confirmed in writing that to do so would be consistent with generally accepted sound public utility practice.

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

Date Issued:

August 3, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 25 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of the Stephenville Gas Turbine Alternator Rewind and Upgrade.

Decision:

1.    The proposed capital expenditure of $5,192,600 for the Stephenville Gas Turbine alternator stator rewind and associated work is approved.

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

Date Issued:

August 16, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 26 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of the increase in generating capacity at Mary’s Harbour.

Decision:

1.    The proposed capital expenditure of $1,616,500 to increase the generating capacity at the Mary’s Harbour Generating Station is approved.

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

Date Issued:

August 16, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 27 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of the refurbishment of the Cat Arm Dams.

Decision:

1.  The proposed capital expenditure of $3,155,000 for the refurbishment of the Cat Arm Dams is approved.

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

Date Issued:

August 28, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 28 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval to proceed with the construction and purchase of certain improvements and additions to its property.

Decision:

1.    The increase of $250,000 in Newfoundland Power’s 2012 Capital Budget is approved.

2.    The capital expenditure of $170,000 associated with the improvements and additions to Newfoundland Power’s property is approved.

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

Date Issued:

September 4, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 29 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of the proposed regulatory treatment of asset retirement obligations.

Decision:

1.    Hydro shall appropriately recognize and record asset retirement obligations in accordance with IFRS.

2.   Approval of the regulatory treatment of the proposed asset retirement obligations is denied at this time.

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

Date Issued:

October 2, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 30 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval to proceed with the construction and purchase of certain improvements and additions to its property.

Decision:

1.    The proposed capital expenditure of $125,000 to replace the damaged underground municipal supply pipeline at Newfoundland Power’s Kenmount Road

Building is approved.

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

Date Issued:

October 4, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 31 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of:

(a)          its 2013 Capital Budget of $80,788,000;

(b)          certain capital expenditures related to multi-year projects commencing in 2013; and

(c)          fixing and determining its average rate base for 2011 in the amount of $876,356,000.

Decision:

1.    Newfoundland Power’s 2013 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 multi-year capital purchases and construction of additions to its property in the amount of $3,853,000 in 2014, as set out in Schedule B

to this Order, are approved.

3.    The 2013 Capital Budget for improvements and additions to Newfoundland Power’s property in an amount of $80,788,000 is approved, as set out in Schedule C.

4.    The average rate base for the year ending December 31, 2011 is hereby fixed and determined at $876,356,000.

5.    Unless otherwise directed by the Board, Newfoundland Power shall file an annual report to the Board on its 2013 capital expenditures by March 1, 2014.

6.    Unless otherwise directed by the Board, Newfoundland Power shall provide, in conjunction with the 2014 Capital Budget Application, a status report on the 2013

capital budget expenditures showing for each project:

(i)     the approved budget for 2013;

(ii)   the expenditures prior to 2013;

(iii) the 2013 expenditures to the date of the application;

(iv)  the remaining projected expenditures for 2013;

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

(vi)  an explanation of the variance.

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

Date Issued:

October 10, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc                                                                                     P.U. 32 (2012)

Application:

General Rate Application to establish customer electricity rates effective March 1, 2013.

Decision:

1.    The registered Intervenors, the Schedule of Dates, and the Rules of Procedure for the hearing of the Application are as set out in Appendix “A” to this Order.

Date Issued:

October 11, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 33 (2012)

Application:

Application for approval of a contribution in aid of construction for a line extension to serve a cottage area known as West Bottom North located near South Brook Junction

Decision:

1.    The contribution in aid of construction of four thousand eight hundred and eighteen dollars and eighty-five cents ($4,818.85), excluding HST, for the supply of single-phase electrical service to Domestic Customers located in a cottage area known as West Bottom North located near South Brook Junction, as calculated under the CIAC Policy is approved.

2.    A deviation from the CIAC Policy is approved such that the payment of refunds to the Customers is suspended until such time as the shortfall of nineteen thousand three hundred and nine dollars and twenty cents ($19,309.20) is recovered.

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

Date Issued:

October 31, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 34 (2012)

Application:

Application for approval of a contribution in aid of construction for a three-phase line extension to serve a Waste Water Treatment Plant located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Decision:

1.    The contribution in aid of construction of twenty thousand four hundred and twenty dollars ($20,420), excluding HST, to apply to the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay for a waste water treatment plant is approved.

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

Date Issued:

November 8, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 35 (2012)

Application:

Application for approval to proceed with the construction and purchase of certain improvements to the roof at Hydro Place.

Decision:

1.    The proposed capital expenditure of $199,700 to replace the damaged mechanical penthouse section of the Hydro Place roof is approved.

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

Date Issued:

November 15, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 36 (2012)

Application:

Application for approval, on an ex parte basis, to proceed with the lease of accommodations in Makkovik, Labrador pursuant to Section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.    The proposed one-year lease of residential accommodations in Makkovik in an amount not to exceed $9,000 per year, plus HST, is approved.

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

Date Issued:

November 15, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 37 (2012)

Application:

Application for the approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers in the cottage area known as Middle Three Island Pond located near the Town of Torbay.

Decision:

1.    The Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of five thousand one hundred fifty dollars and ten cents ($5,150.10), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the cottage area known as Middle Three Island Pond is approved.

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

Date Issued:

November 30, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 38 (2012)

Application:

Application for approval, on an ex parte basis, to proceed with the lease of accommodations in Postville, Labrador pursuant to Section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.    The proposed one-year lease of residential accommodations in Postville in an amount not to exceed $10,850 per year, plus HST, is approved.

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

Date Issued:

December  20, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 39 (2012)

Application:

Application for approval of changes in the Utility Rates Schedule for the supply of power and energy to Newfoundland Power Inc.

Decision:

1.    The proposed changes in the Utility Rate Schedule, including the use of the updated peak demand weather adjustment model, 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:

December  21, 2012

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 40 (2012)

Application:

Application for approval of changes in depreciation methodology and asset service lives pursuant to Section 68 of the Act.

Decision:

1.    Hydro shall adopt the straight line method of depreciation for all its assets, with group accounting methods using average service life procedure and applied on a remaining life basis, as outlined in the Gannett Fleming study filed with the Board on December 3, 2012 and December 17, 2012.

2.    Hydro shall provide, at the time of its next depreciation study, a report on group accounting for selected groups of property as outlined in Schedule 1.

3.    Hydro shall pay the costs of the Industrial Customers in the amount of $55,000.

4.    Hydro shall pay all costs and expenses of the Board incurred in connection with the Application.

Date Issued:

December  31, 2012

 

 

 

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