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ORDERS ISSUED BY THE BOARD DURING 2013

UNDER

THE PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT

CHAPTER P- 47, 1990

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Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 1 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of the capital expenditure of $284,100 to refurbish stop logs at Burnt Dam Spillway.

Decision:

1.          The proposed capital expenditure of $284,100 for the refurbishment of the stop logs at the Burnt Dam Spillway is approved.

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

Date Issued:

January 21, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 2 (2013)

Application – Phase I:

Application for by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for an order: (a) approving its 2013 capital budget; (b) approving its 2013 capital purchases and construction projects in excess of $50,000; (c) approving the estimated contributions in aid of construction for 2013; and (d) fixing and determining its average rate base for 2011.

Decision:

1.          Hydro’s proposed construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property in excess of $50,000 to be completed in 2013 are approved as set out in Schedule A to this Order.

2.          Hydro’s proposed multi-year construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property in excess of $50,000 to begin in 2013 are approved as set out in Schedule B to this Order.

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

Date Issued:

January 23, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                      P.U. 3 (2013)

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 Grouse-Famine located on the Burin Peninsula.

Decision:

1.          The Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of four thousand three hundred four dollars and fifty cents ($4,304.50), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the cottage area known as Grouse-Famine is approved.

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

Date Issued:

February 1, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 4 (2013)

Application – Phase II:

Application for by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for an order: (a) approving its 2013 capital budget; (b) approving its 2013 capital purchases and construction projects in excess of $50,000; (c) approving the estimated contributions in aid of construction for 2013; and (d) fixing and determining its average rate base for 2011.

Decision:

1.          Hydro’s proposed construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property in excess of $50,000 to be completed in 2013, as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved, except:

a)       Front End Engineering Design ($472,100) is not approved; and

b)      Automated Fuel Monitoring System, Upper Salmon ($192,700) is approved but costs for this project will not be recovered unless otherwise ordered by the Board.

2.          Hydro’s proposed multi-year construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property in excess of $50,000 to begin in 2013, as set out in Schedule B to this Order, are approved.

3.          Hydro’s proposed contributions in aid of construction for 2013 are approved.

4.          Hydro’s 2013 Capital Budget for improvements or additions to its property in the amount of $62,272,500, as set out in Schedule C to this Order, is approved.

5.          Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file, in conjunction with the 2014 Capital Budget Application, an overview in relation to the proposed capital expenditures for the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station.

6.          Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file an annual report with the Board in relation to its 2013 capital expenditures by March 1, 2014.

7.          Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file, in conjunction with the 2014 Capital Budget Application, a status report on the 2013 capital expenditures.

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

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

Date Issued:

February 26, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                     P.U. 5 (2013) Amended Schedules

Application:

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

Decision:

1.          The 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 February 28, 2013 and, where advantageous to customers of Newfoundland Power, on all CIACs quoted but unpaid as of February 28, 2013.

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 28, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 6 (2013)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of a contribution in aid of construction of an upgrade of a distribution line from single-phase to three-phase for the Red Ochre Regional Economic Development Board. (Three-phase service to the Cooke Aquaculture Fish Hatchery in Daniel’s Harbour).

Decision:

1.          The Contribution in Aid of Construction of Two hundred and eighty-seven thousand four hundred seventy-two dollars and forty-nine cents ($287,472.49), excluding HST, as calculated under the policy to provide three-phase service to the Cooke Aquaculture Fish Hatchery in Daniels’s Harbour, for the Red Ochre Regional Economic Development Board is approved.

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

Date Issued:

March 1, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 7 (2013)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of a contribution in aid of construction of an upgrade of a distribution line from single-phase to three-phase for the Red Ochre Regional Economic Development Board. (Three-phase service to the Brophy’s Dairy’s Farm in Daniel’s Harbour).

Decision:

1.          The Contribution in Aid of Construction of Two hundred and sixty-two thousand eight hundred seventy-one dollars and nine cents ($262,871.09), excluding HST, as calculated under the policy to provide three-phase service to Brophy’s Dairy Farm in Daniel's Harbour for the Red Ochre Regional Economic Development Board is approved.

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

Date Issued:

March 15, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                      P.U. 8 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval for disposition of the balance in the Demand Management Incentive Account pursuant to Sections 58 and 80 of the Act.

Decision:

1.          The Board approves, pursuant to Sections 58 and 80 of the Act, the disposition of the 2012 balance in the Demand Management Incentive Account and related income tax effects by means of a credit in the amount of $785,446 to the Rate Stabilization Account as of March 31, 2013.

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

Date Issued:

March 15, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 9 (2013)

Application:

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro filed an application on March 6, 2013 seeking approval of a service agreement and rates to be charged to a new Industrial Customer, Praxair Canada Inc. on an interim basis, pursuant to Sections 71 and 75 of the Act.

Decision:

1.          The Service Agreement for Praxair Canada Inc. is approved, as filed.

2.          The rates that apply as of this date to Teck Resources Limited and Vale Newfoundland and Labrador, 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 Praxair Canada Inc., effective from the date that Praxair Canada Inc. first begins receiving power under the approved Service Agreement.

3.          Hydro shall file an executed Service Agreement and 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:

April 3, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 10 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval 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, 2012 by charging the balance of $129,795 to the Rate Stabilization Account as of March 31, 2013.

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

Date Issued:

April 8, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 11 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of the balance in the Weather Normalization Reserve as of December 31, 2012.

Decision:

1.          Newfoundland Power’s Weather Normalization Reserve of a positive balance of $4,803,404 as of December 31, 2012 is approved.

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

Date Issued:1

April 8, 2013

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 12 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of $5,198,000 in supplemental capital expenditures in 2013 to refurbish the marine terminal at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station.

Decision:

1.          The proposed 2013 capital expenditure of $5,198,000 for the refurbishment of the marine terminal at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station is approved.

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

Date Issued:

April 11, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 13 (2013)

Application:

General Rate Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. to establish customer electricity rates.

Decision:

RATE BASE, RETURN ON RATE BASE AND RANGE OF RETURN

1.         Newfoundland Power shall file an application for approval of a revised forecast average rate base and rate of return on rate base for 2013 and 2014 based on the proposals in the Application, incorporating the determinations of the Board in this Order, including:

i)          a common equity component in the capital structure not to exceed 45% for ratemaking purposes; and

ii)        a ratemaking rate of return on common equity of 8.8%.

2.         The allowed range of rate of return on rate base shall be 36 basis points for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

3.         Newfoundland Power shall file an application for approval of a revised definition of the Excess Earnings Account.

4.         Newfoundland Power shall file an application on or before November 17, 2014 for approval of the 2015 forecast average rate base and rate of return on rate base maintaining the ratemaking common equity ratio and return on common equity established in this Order.

5.         Newfoundland Power shall, unless otherwise directed by the Board, file its next general rate application with a 2016 test year on or before June 1, 2015.

REVENUE REQUIREMENT

6.          Newfoundland Power shall calculate and file a revised forecast revenue requirement for the 2013 and 2014 test years based on the proposals in the Application, incorporating the determinations of the Board in this Order.

DEPRECIATION

7.          Newfoundland Power’s proposal to adjust the depreciation expense to amortize the accumulated reserve variance of approximately $2.6 million over the account’s composite remaining life is approved.

8.          Newfoundland Power’s proposal to use the depreciation rates recommended in the 2010 Depreciation Study is approved.

9.          Newfoundland Power shall file its next depreciation study relating to plant in service as of December 31, 2014 with its next general rate application.

OTHER REGULATORY MATTERS

10.      The proposed calculation of the defined benefit pension expense for regulatory purposes in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is approved.

11.      The amortization over 15 years, commencing in 2013, of the forecast defined benefit pension expense regulatory asset approved in Order No. P.U. 11(2012) of approximately $12.4 million is approved.

12.      The amortization over seven years, commencing in 2013, of annual customer energy conservation program costs through the annual Rate Stabilization Account adjustment is approved.

13.      The proposed change in the definition of the Conservation and Demand Management Cost Deferral Account is approved as set out in Schedule A to this Order.

14.      The proposed disposition of the annual balance in the Weather Normalization Reserve Account through the annual Rate Stabilization Account adjustment is approved.

15.      The amortization over three years, commencing in 2013, of the 2011 year-end balance in the Weather Normalization Reserve Account of approximately $5.0 million is approved.

16.      The amortization over three years, commencing in 2013, of the amount of $4,726,000 relating to previously approved deferrals is approved.

17.      The amortization over three years, commencing in 2013, of the amount of the revenue shortfall for 2012 resulting from the determination of Newfoundland Power’s 2012 cost of capital in Order No. P.U. 17(2012) is approved.

18.      The amortization over three years, commencing in 2013, of costs billed to Newfoundland Power for Board and Consumer Advocate hearing costs relating to the Application, estimated to be $1.25 million, is approved.

19.      The proposed amortization over three years, commencing in 2013, of the 2013 revenue shortfall resulting from the implementation of new rates after January 1, 2013 is approved.

20.      Newfoundland Power shall file with the Board, no later than April 1, 2014, a report in relation to its conservation program and the process for the review of this program.

21.      Newfoundland Power shall file, as part of its next general rate application, a report on its capital structure.

RATES, RULES AND REGULATIONS

22.      The proposed changes to the rate design and structure are approved as follows:

(i)                 merge existing Rates 2.1 and 2.2 into a single General Service Rate for all customers with demands of less than 100kW;

(ii)               modify demand and energy charges to better reflect marginal costs;

(iii)             change energy block sizes in Rates 2.3 and 2.4;

(iv)              make changes to the basic customer charge;

(v)                apply the average rate increase to the Maximum Monthly Charge;

(vi)              maintain the Curtailable Service Option with the current credit;

(vii)            modify the Early Payment Discount;

(viii)          maintain the Optional Seasonal Rate Revenue and Cost Recovery Account until the next general rate application;

(ix)              increase the Optional Seasonal Rate consistent with the Rate 1.1 increase; and

(x)                increase the Time of Day Rates in accordance with the increase in the applicable rate class.

23.      The proposed changes to the Rate Stabilization Clause are approved as set out in Schedule B to this Order.

24.      Newfoundland Power shall file an application for approval of a revised Schedule of Rates, Tolls and Charges effective for service provided on and after July 1, 2013, based on the proposals in the Application, incorporating the determinations of the Board in this Order.

25.      Newfoundland Power shall file revised Rules and Regulations to be effective July 1, 2013.

HEARING COSTS

26.    Newfoundland Power shall pay the costs and expenses of the Board arising from the Application, including the expenses of the Consumer Advocate incurred by the Board.

Date Issued:

April 17, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 14 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of the refurbishment of Unit 1 at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station.

Decision:

1.          The proposed 2013 capital expenditure of $12,809,700 for the refurbishment and repairs to Unit 1 at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station is approved.

2.          Hydro shall file a report in relation to the root cause of the failure of Unit 1 at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station on or before June 30, 2013.

3.          Hydro shall not include the expenditure in relation to the refurbishment and repairs to Unit 1 at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station in rate base until a further Order of the Board.

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

Date Issued:

April 24, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 15 (2013)

Application:

Application for the approval to install additional 230 kV transformer capacity at the Oxen Pond Terminal Station.

Decision:

1.          The proposed multi-year capital expenditures for the installation of additional 230 kV transformer capacity at the Oxen Pond Terminal Station in the amount of $3,823,600 in 2013 and $15,310,400 in 2014 are approved.

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

Date Issued:

April 29, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 16 (2013)

Application:

Application for an Order of the Board providing for disposition of: (i) the balance in the Pension Expense Variance Deferral Account (the “PEVDA”) and (ii) the balance in the OPEBs Cost Variance Deferral Account (the “OPEVDA”).

Decision:

1.          Newfoundland Power’s proposal that the Pension Expense Variance for 2013 of $2,081,909 be charged to the PEVDA and the balance in the PEVDA for 2013 of $2,081,909 be charged to the Rate Stabilization Account as of March 31, 2013 is approved.

2.          Newfoundland Power’s proposal that the OPEBs Expense Variance for 2013 of $452,200 be charged to the OPEVDA and the balance in the OPEVDA for 2013 of $452,200 be charged to the Rate Stabilization Account as of March 31, 2013 is approved.

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

Date Issued:

May 10, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 17 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval, pursuant to Section 70 of the Act, 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, 2013, are approved on an interim basis.

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

Date Issued:

May 13, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 18 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers in the cottage area known as Pitts Pond South, near the community of Terra Nova.

Decision:

1.          The Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of seven thousand eight hundred forty-three dollars and seventy-five cents ($7,843.75), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the Cottage Area known as Pitts Pond South is approved.

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

Date Issued:

May 16, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                   P.U. 19 (2013) Amended

Application:

Application for approval of a contribution in aid of construction to construct a three-phase distribution line extension for the Department of Municipal Affairs to serve the Trouser Lake Pumphouse near the community of Nain, pursuant to Section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.          The Contribution in Aid of Construction of seven hundred eight thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight dollars ($708,838.00), excluding HST, as calculated under the Policy to provide three-phase service to the Trouser Lake Pumphouse, as requested by the Department of Municipal Affairs on behalf of the Inuit Community Government of Nain, is approved.

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

Date Issued:

May 16, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                   P.U. 20 (2013) Amended

Application:

Application for approval to proceed with replacement of the Hardwoods Gas Turbine Alternator.

Decision:

1.          The proposed capital expenditure of $8,015,800 for the replacement of the alternator on the Hardwoods Gas Turbine is approved.

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

Date Issued:

May 16, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 21 (2013)

Application:

Application for the deferred recovery of 2013 costs associated with its 2013 energy conservation plan..

Decision:

1.       The deferred recovery of the 2013 costs related to the energy conservation plan, estimated to be $1,950,000, is not approved.

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

Date Issued:

May 27, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 22 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of a contribution in aid of construction for three-phase electrical service for Pennecon Limited pursuant to Section 41of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The Contribution in Aid of Construction of one hundred fifty thousand one hundred ninety dollars and forty-eight cents ($150,190.48), excluding HST, as calculated under the Policy to provide three-phase electrical service to an industrial manufacturing facility in the town of Bay Bulls as requested by Pennecon Limited is approved.

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

Date Issued:

June 6, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 23 (2013)

Application:

An application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of:

a)       customer rates, tolls and charges reflecting the determinations set out in Order No. P.U. 13(2013); and

b)      a revised rate stabilization adjustment and municipal tax adjustment to apply to the rates of Newfoundland Power Inc. for the period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

Decision:

1.       The forecast average rate base for 2013 of $918,716,000 and the forecast average rate base for 2014 of $955,416,000 are approved.

2.       The rate of return on average rate base for 2013 of 7.92% in a range of 7.74% to 8.10% and the rate of return on average rate base for 2014 of 7.88% in a range of 7.70% to 8.06% are approved.

3.       The Rate Stabilization Adjustment of 0.839 cents/kWh and the Municipal Tax Adjustment Factor of 1.02377 for the period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 are approved.

4.       The Schedule of Rates, Tolls and Charges of Newfoundland Power as set out in Schedule A, to be effective for all electrical consumption on and after July 1, 2013, is approved.

5.       Newfoundland Power shall make an application to implement the amendments to the Maximum Monthly Charge in Rates 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 approved in Order No. P.U. 13(2013) after Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro has applied for a change in its base rate to Newfoundland Power.

6.       Amendments to the Rate Stabilization Clause to clarify the language in relation to: i) the Weather Normalization Reserve balance in the Rate Stabilization Account; and ii) the energy charge in the “Maximum Monthly Charge”, are approved as set out in Schedule B.

7.       Newfoundland Power shall file revised Rules and Regulations to be effective July 1, 2013.

8.       The revised definition of the Excess Earnings Account as set out in Schedule C is approved.

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

Date Issued:

June 14, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 24 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of a change in rates to be charged to Island Interconnected and Isolated Rural customers.

Decision:

1.       The rates proposed by Hydro to be effective for all electrical consumption on or after July 1, 2013 for its Island Interconnected customers, excluding Burgeo School & Library (rate Classes 1.1, 1.1S, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4 and 4.1) and Isolated Rural customers (rate Classes 1.2D, 1.2DS, 2.1D and 2.2D and 4.1D), as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved.

2.       Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro shall file a revised Schedule of Rates, Tolls and Charges to be effective July 1, 2013.

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

Date Issued:

June 14, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 25 (2013)

Application:

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

Decision:

1.       The two proposed three-year automobile leases in the amount of $5,888.76, plus HST, and $5,852.52, plus HST, are approved.

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

Date Issued:

June 20, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 26 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval, of the Rate Stabilization Plan rules and components of the rates to be charged to Island Industrial customers.

Decision:

1.       Hydro shall on August 31, 2013:

i)        credit $49 million to the Island Industrial customers’ Rate Stabilization Plan; and

ii)      transfer the remaining balance in the January 1, 2007 to August 31, 2013 accumulated Load Variation component of the Rate Stabilization Plan to the credit of the Newfoundland Power Inc. Rate Stabilization Plan.                                                            

2.       The rates to be charged to all Island Industrial customers, as set out in Schedule “A” to this Order, to be effective for electrical consumption on and after September 1, 2013, are approved on an interim basis.

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

Date Issued:

August 30, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 27 (2013)

Application:

An application by Newfoundland Power Inc.:
        (a)     approving its 2014 Capital Budget of $84,462,000; and
        (b)     fixing and determining its average rate base for 2012 in the amount of $883,045,000.

Decision:

1.       Newfoundland Power’s 2014 capital purchases and construction projects in excess of $50,000, as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved.

2.       The 2014 Capital Budget for improvements and additions to Newfoundland Power’s property in an amount of $84,462,000 is approved, as set out in Schedule B.

3.       The average rate base for the year ending December 31, 2012 is hereby fixed and determined at $883,045,000.

4.       Unless otherwise directed by the Board, Newfoundland Power shall file an annual report to the Board on its 2014 capital expenditures by March 1, 2015.

5.       Unless otherwise directed by the Board, Newfoundland Power shall provide, in conjunction with the 2015 Capital Budget Application, a status report on the 2014 capital budget expenditures showing for each project:

(i)                 the approved budget for 2014;

(ii)               the expenditures prior to 2014;

(iii)             the 2014 expenditures to the date of the application;

(iv)              the remaining projected expenditures for 2014;

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

(vi)              an explanation of the variance.

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

Date Issued:

September 13, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                    P.U. 28 (2013) Amended Schedule

Application:

General Rate Application to establish customer electricity rates effective January 1, 2014.

Decision:

1.       The Intervenors in the Application are as set out in Schedule “A” to this Order.

2.       The Schedule of Dates for the Application is approved as set out in Schedule “B” to this Order.

3.       The Rules of Procedure for the Application are approved as set out in Schedule “C” to this Order.

Date Issued:

September 19, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 29 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of the Rate Stabilization Plan rules and components of the rates to be charged to Island Industrial customers pursuant to section 71 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       Hydro’s Island Industrial customer rates charged for electrical consumption from January 1, 2008 to August 31, 2013 are approved on a final basis.

2.       Hydro’s Utility rate charged for electrical consumption from January 1, 2011 to August 31, 2013 is approved on a final basis.

3.       The rates to be charged to Island Industrial customers to be effective for electrical consumption on and after September 1, 2013, are approved on an interim basis, as set out in Schedule A to this Order.

4.       Hydro’s Utility rate to be charged to Newfoundland Power Inc. to be effective for electrical consumption on and after September 1, 2013, is approved on an interim basis, as set out in Schedule B to this Order.

5.       Hydro shall file revised Rate Stabilization Plan rules reflecting the findings of the Board in this Order to be effective September 1, 2013 on an interim basis.

6.       The Industrial Customers (Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, North Atlantic Refining Limited and Teck Resources Limited) are entitled to an award of costs in an amount to be fixed by the Board.

7.       Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited is 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:

September 30, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 30 (2013)

Application:

An application by Newfoundland Power Inc.: for approval to issue Series AN First Mortgage Bonds pursuant to section 91 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       Newfoundland Power’s proposal to issue Series AN First Mortgage Bonds in an amount of up to $75,000,000 is approved subject to the following conditions:

(a)    The bonds shall be issued on or before March 31, 2014.

(b)    Newfoundland Power shall file with the Board a report specifying the terms and conditions of the bond issue within five (5) days after closing, setting out the following:

                                                                                                                          i.      date of issue;

                                                                                                                        ii.      term;

                                                                                                                      iii.      maturity date;

                                                                                                                       iv.      principal amount;

                                                                                                                         v.      coupon rate;

                                                                                                                       vi.      particulars of sinking fund, if any;

                                                                                                                     vii.      price to public and to the underwriters;

                                                                                                                   viii.      yield to the public;

                                                                                                                       ix.      underwriting fee;

                                                                                                                         x.      actual cost (i.e. yield) to Newfoundland Power, and

                                                                                                                       xi.      any other material terms or conditions.

(c)    Newfoundland Power shall file with the Board a copy of the Underwriting Agreement relating to the bond issue within five (5) days after closing.

(d)    Newfoundland Power shall file with the Board a report on the disposition of the proceeds no later than six months from the date of the bond issue.

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

Date Issued:

October 23, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 31 (2013)

Application:

Approval of capital expenditures to supplement the Allowance for Unforeseen Items for the construction and purchase of certain improvements and additions to its property pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.      The addition of a supplementary amount of $207,000 to the 2013 Allowance for Unforeseen Items is approved.

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

Date Issued:

October 25, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 32 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of the Rate Stabilization Plan rules pursuant to section 71 of the Act.

Decision:

1.    The Rate Stabilization Plan rules proposed by Hydro in its application and attached hereto as Schedule “A” are approved on an interim basis.

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

Date Issued:

November 01, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 33 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of the replacement of a generator main breaker at Hinds Lake pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The proposed capital expenditure of $388,700 for the replacement of a breaker at Hinds Lake generating station is approved.

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

Date Issued:

November 06, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 34 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of changes to the Rate Stabilization Plan rules pursuant to section 71 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The Rate Stabilization Plan rules attached hereto as Schedule “A” are approved on an interim basis.

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

Date Issued:

November 25, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 35 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval for the deferred recovery of 2013 costs associated with its energy conservation plan.

Decision:

1.       The deferred recovery of the 2013 costs related to Hydro’s energy conservation plan, estimated to be $1,950,000, is approved.

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

Date Issued:

November 27, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 36 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers in the cottage area known as Big Eel Lake, near the town of Norris Arm.

Decision:

1.       The Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of five thousand two hundred four dollars and six cents ($5,204.06), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the Cottage Area known as Big Eel Lake is approved.

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

Date Issued:

November 28, 2013

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 37 (2013)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for three-phase electrical service for Labrador-Island Link Limited Partnership.

Decision:

1.       The Contribution in Aid of Construction of three hundred sixty-seven thousand seven hundred thirty-five dollars and sixty-five cents ($367,735.65), excluding HST, as calculated under the Policy to provide three-phase electrical service to the terminal station facility located near Soldiers Pond as requested by Labrador-Island Link Limited Partnership is approved.

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

Date Issued:

November 28, 2013

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 38 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of capital expenditures and for deferral of lease costs associated with the installation of diesel units at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station for the purpose of black start, pursuant to sections 41, 49, 78 and 80 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The proposed capital expenditure of $1,263,400 to install a 16 MW diesel plant and other necessary infrastructure to ensure black start capability at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station is approved.

2.   The creation of a deferral account to allow for the deferred recovery, until a further Order of the Board, of lease costs associated with the 16 MW diesel plant and other necessary infrastructure to  ensure black start capability at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station is approved.

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

Date Issued:

November 29, 2013

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 39 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of a capital expenditure to purchase equipotential bonding and grounding equipment pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The proposed capital expenditure of $158,300 for the purchase of equipotential bonding and grounding equipment is approved.

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

Date Issued:

December 02, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 40 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of rate changes for certain customers on an interim basis, effective January 1, 2014, pursuant to section 75 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The Rate Stabilization Plan rules attached hereto as Schedule "A" are approved on an interim basis.

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

                           Date Issued:

                           December 13, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 41 (2013)

Application                                                                                                              

Application for approval for approval to treat costs associated with repairs to the fuel oil system at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station as an extraordinary expense pursuant to sections 69, 78 and 80 of the Act

Decision

1.       The creation of a deferral account for Hydro’s 2013 costs relating to repairs to the fuel oil system at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station is approved.

2.       Hydro’s proposals in relation to the recovery of the 2013 costs relating to the repairs to the fuel oil system at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station and the inclusion in rate base of the unamortized balance are not approved at this time and will be addressed in a subsequent Order of the Board.

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

                          Date Issued:
                          December 13, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 42 (2013)

Application:

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for an order: a) approving its 2014 capital budget; b) approving its 2014 capital purchases and construction projects in excess of $50,000; c) approving the estimated contributions in aid of construction for 2014; and d) fixing and determining its average rate base for 2012.

Decision:

1.       Hydro’s proposed construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property in excess of $50,000 to be completed in 2014, as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved.

2.       Hydro’s proposed multi-year construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property in excess of $50,000 to begin in 2014, except:

a.        Replace diesel units – Port Hope Simpson and Mary’s Harbour;

b.    Upgrade Excitation Systems Units 1 and 2 – Holyrood; and

c.    Upgrade Shoreline Protection – Cat Arm (expenditures beyond 2014),

      as set out in Schedule B to this Order, are approved.

3.       Hydro shall not recover any costs over and above the approved capital expenditure of $12,650,000 associated with the project to construct two 25 kV Terminal Stations in Labrador City until further review and Order of the Board.

4.       Hydro’s proposed contributions in aid of construction for 2014 are approved.

5.       Hydro’s 2014 Capital Budget for improvements or additions to its property in the amount of $97,805,300, as set out in Schedule C to this Order, is approved.

6.       Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file, in conjunction with the 2015 Capital Budget Application, an updated overview in relation to the proposed capital expenditures for the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station.

7.       Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file an annual report with the Board in relation to its 2014 capital expenditures by March 1, 2015.

8.       Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file, in conjunction with the 2015 Capital Budget Application, a status report on the 2014 capital expenditures.

9.       Vale and the Industrial Customer Group are entitled to an award of costs in an amount to be fixed by the Board, with cost submissions to be filed by both parties within 30 days of this Order.

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

Date Issued:

December 20, 2013

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 43 (2013)

Application:

Application for approval of a capital expenditure to replace the Bell Island Submarine Cable pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The proposed capital expenditure of $14,520,000 to replace the Bell Island submarine cable system is approved.

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

Date Issued:

December 20, 2013

 

 

 

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