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ORDERS ISSUED BY THE BOARD DURING 2014

UNDER

THE PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT

CHAPTER P- 47, 1990

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Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 1 (2014)

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 for an award of costs to Vale Newfoundland Limited pursuant to Order No. P.U. 29(2013).

Decision:

1.          The costs of Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited are fixed at $60,451.63.

2.          Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited in the amount of $60,451.63.

Date Issued:

January 21, 2014

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 2 (2014)

Application:

Application for approval of an amendment to the terms and conditions under which Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro supplies electricity to North Atlantic Refining Limited pursuant to Section 71 of the Act.

Decision:

1.         Revisions to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s service agreement with North Atlantic Refining Limited to add a provision to limit Hydro’s liability, as set out in the attached Schedule A, are approved.

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

Date Issued:

February 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

An Investigation and Hearing into supply issues and
power outages on the Island Interconnected system                                            
P.U. 3 (2014)

Decision:

1.         The issues to be addressed in the proceeding are established as set out in Schedule “A” to this Order, which may be amended by letter of the Board.

2.         The process is established as set out in Schedule “B” to this Order, which may be amended by letter of the Board.

3.         The intervenors in this proceeding are as set out in Schedule “C” to this Order.

4.         The Rules of Procedure for the proceeding are as set out in Schedule “D” to this Order.

Date Issued:

February 19, 2014

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 4 (2014)

Application:

Application 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.         Hydro’s proposal to treat the 2013 costs of repairs to the fuel oil system at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station as a major extraordinary repair such that the costs are amortized over a five-year period with the unamortized balance to be included in rate base is not approved.

2.         Hydro shall expense the 2013 costs of the repairs to the fuel oil system at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station in 2013.

3.         Hydro shall file a report with the Board no later than May 30, 2014 setting out the actions taken and future plans in relation to the quality of fuel supplied to the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station.

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

Date Issued:

February 26, 2014

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 5 (2014)

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 for an award of costs to Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited pursuant to Order No. P.U. 42(2013).

Decision:

1.         The costs of Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited are fixed at $27,402.93.

2.         Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited in the amount of $27,402.93.

Date Issued:

March 13, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 6 (2014)

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 for an award of costs to Island Industrial Customer Group to Order No. P.U. 42(2013).

Decision:

1.       The costs of the Island Industrial Customer Group are fixed at $16,938.51.

2.       Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to the Island Industrial Customer Group in the amount of $16,938.51.

Date Issued:

March 13, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                      P.U. 7 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. 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 Board approves, pursuant to Sections 58 and 80 of the Act, the recovery of the 2013 balance in the Demand Management Incentive Account and related income tax effects by means of a debit in the amount of $383,085 to the Rate Stabilization Account as of March 31, 2014.

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

Date Issued:

March 20, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                      P.U. 8 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. 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)             CIAC cost factors.

Decision:

1.                   The revised cost factors 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 April 2, 2014, and, where advantageous to customers of Newfoundland Power, on all CIACs quoted but unpaid as of April 2, 2014.

2.                   Newfoundland Power shall 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 26, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 9 (2014)

Application:

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of amendments to the Rate Stabilization Plan rules and a refund to Newfoundland Power Inc. customers and certain Hydro Rural customers.

Decision:

1.              The Newfoundland Power Rate Stabilization Plan Surplus shall be refunded to all ratepayers, with the exception of the Island Industrial customers, in the form of direct payment or rebate and in a manner to be approved by the Board.

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

Date Issued:

April 9, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 10 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for an Order of the Board providing for disposition of the balance in the Optional Seasonal Rate Revenue and Cost Recovery Account pursuant to Sections 58 and 80 of the Act.

Decision:

1.              The Board approves the disposition of the balance in the Optional Seasonal Rate Revenue and Cost Recovery Account as of December 31, 2013 by charging the balance of $137,344 to the Rate Stabilization Account as of March 31, 2014.

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

Date Issued:

April 9, 2014

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 11 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of: an Order of the Board for approval of the balance in the Weather Normalization Reserve as of December 31, 2013 pursuant to sections 69(3) and 78 of the Act.

Decision:

1.              Newfoundland Power’s Weather Normalization Reserve of a positive balance of $5,058,185 as of December 31, 2013 is approved.

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

Date Issued:

April 9, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 12 (2014)

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 for an award of costs to Island Industrial Customer Group pursuant to Order No. P.U. 29(2013).

Decision:

1.              The costs of the Island Industrial Customer Group are fixed at $92,586.81.

2.              Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to the Island Industrial Customer Group in the amount of $92,856.81.

Date Issued:

April 16, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 13 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval on an interim basis, effective January 1, 2014 of, among other things, rate changes for certain customers and a deferral account for others, and amendments to the Rate Stabilization Plan.

Decision:

1.              The Amended Interim Rate Application is hereby dismissed.

2.              Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited are entitled to an award of costs in an amount to be fixed by the Board, with cost submissions to be filed within 30 days of this Order.

3.              Leave is granted to the remaining Intervenors to apply within 30 days of this Order for an award of costs.

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

Date Issued:

April 25, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 14 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of a capital expenditure to proceed with the construction and purchase of improvements and additions to its property pursuant to section 41(3) of the Act.

Decision:

1.              The capital expenditure of $2,892,000 for the proposed distribution feeder improvements and substation refurbishment is approved.

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

Date Issued:

April 28, 2014

 

 

The Board’s Investigation and Hearing into Supply Issues
and Power Outages on the Island Interconnected System                                   P.U. 15 (2014)

Application:

Request by Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc. for intervenor status in the matter of an Investigation and Hearing into supply issues and power outages on the Island Interconnected system.

Decision:

1.              Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc. is hereby granted intervenor status in this proceeding.

Date Issued:

April 30, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 16 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of a capital project to supply and install 100 MW of combustion turbine generation, pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.              Hydro’s proposal to proceed with the purchase and installation of 100 MW of combustion turbine generation at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station is approved, with the issues of costs and cost recovery to be determined by the Board in a future Order.

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

Date Issued:

May 7, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 17 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers in the cottage area known as Holiday Hills, near the community of Blaketown pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.                   The Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of six thousand eight hundred ninety six dollars and seventy five cents ($6,896.75), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the cottage area known as Holiday Hills is approved.

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

Date Issued:

June 6, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 18 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of  an amendment to the Rate Stabilization Plan Rules.

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:

June 11, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 19 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro 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, 2014, are approved on an interim basis.

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

                          Date Issued:

June 11, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 20 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of: (1) a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers in the cottage area known as Baie de L’Eau Road, near the town of Bay L’Argent pursuant to section 41 of the Act; and (2) a deviation from the Contribution in Aid of Construction applicable to Domestic Customers in relation to the calculation of the participation percentage as provided for in clause 6 (A)(II) of the policy.

Decision:

1.                         The Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of six thousand nine hundred thirty-one dollars and sixty-four cents ($6,931.64), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the Cottage Area known as Baie De L’Eau Road is approved.

2.                A deviation from the Policy requirement respecting down payments to allow Newfoundland Power to commence construction of the Extension is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

June 19, 2014

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 21 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. pursuant to Section 70 of the Act for approval of rate stabilization and municipal tax adjustments for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 and a schedule of rates, tolls and charges incorporating the rate stabilization and municipal tax adjustments.

Decision:

1.             The Rate Stabilization Adjustment of 1.064 cents/kWh for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, is approved.

2.             The Municipal Tax Adjustment Factor of 1.02370 for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, 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, 2014, is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

June 19, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 22 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro 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, 2014 for its Island Interconnected customers, excluding Burgeo School & Library (rate Classes 1.1, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4 and 4.1) and Isolated Rural customers (rate Classes 1.2D, 2.1D and 2.2D and 4.1D), as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

June 26, 2014

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 23 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of a capital expenditure 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 $580,000 to the 2014 Allowance for Unforeseen Items is approved.

2.             Hydro will establish a separate account to record the expenditures associated with the Unit 3 east forced draft fan motor refurbishment at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station, the overhaul of the Sunnyside B1L03 230 kV breaker and the overhaul of the Holyrood B1L17 230 kV breaker, with the recovery of these expenditures to be addressed in a subsequent order of the Board following a further application by Hydro.

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

                          Date Issued:

June 27, 2014

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 24 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of a capital expenditure to proceed with refurbishment of thermal generation assets, pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The capital expenditure of $1,698,000 for the refurbishment of the Wesleyville and Greenhill gas turbine systems is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

July 11, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 25 (2014)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve domestic customers residing in the cottage area known as Witless Bay Line West near the Town of Holyrood pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of twenty-six thousand three hundred thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($26,337.50), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the Cottage Area known as Witless Bay Line West is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

July 11, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 26 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction from Cooke Aquaculture Inc. for the upgrade of a distribution line from single-phase to three-phase service in Daniel’s Harbour pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The Contribution in Aid of Construction of three hundred and twenty-nine thousand, eight hundred six dollars and seventy-two cents ($329,806.72), excluding HST, to provide three-phase service to the Cooke Aquaculture Inc. Kelly Cove Salmon Fish Hatchery in Daniel’s Harbour is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

July 11, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 27 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s applications for an order of the Board fixing and determining its:

(a)    2011 average rate base; and

(b)    2012 average rate base.

Decision:

1.             Pursuant to Section 78 of the Act Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s rate base for the year ending December 31, 2011 is hereby fixed and determined at $1,492,777,250.

2.             Pursuant to Section 78 of the Act Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s rate base for the year ending December 31, 2012 is hereby fixed and determined at $1,524,482,500.

                          Date Issued:

July 18, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 28 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve domestic customers residing in the cottage area near the community of Winterbrook pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of twenty-five thousand five hundred twenty-three dollars and thirteen cents ($25,523.13), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the cottage area near the community of Winterbrook is approved.

2.             Newfoundland Power shall pay all expenses of the Board.

                          Date Issued:

July 23, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 29 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s applications for approval, pursuant to section 41 of the Act, of capital expenditures at the Sunnyside Terminal Station in 2014 and 2015 for the purchase and installation of the Sunnyside T1 transformer and associated equipment, modifications to the protection relay system, and the addition of a 230 kV breaker.

Decision:

1.             The proposed capital expenditures at the Sunnyside Terminal Station in the amount of $7,197,800 in 2014 and $1,266,400 in 2015 for the purchase and installation of the Sunnyside T1 transformer and associated equipment, modification to the protection relay system and addition of a 230 kV breaker are approved.

2.             Hydro will establish a separate account to record the capital expenditures for the purchase and installation of the Sunnyside T1 transformer and associated equipment, modification to the protection relay system and addition of a 230 kV breaker, with the recovery of these expenditures to be addressed in a subsequent order of the Board following a further application by Hydro.

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

                          Date Issued:

July 30, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 30 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval on an interim basis, effective January 1, 2014 of, among other things, rate changes for certain customers and a deferral account for others, and amendments to the Rate Stabilization Plan for an award of costs to Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited pursuant to Order No. P.U. 13(2014).

Decision:

1.             The costs of Vale are fixed at $51,461.32, exclusive of HST.

2.             Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to Vale in the amount of $51,461.32.

                          Date Issued:

July 31, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 31 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval on an interim basis,

effective January 1, 2014 of, among other things, rate changes for certain customers and a deferral account for others, and amendments to the Rate Stabilization Plan for an award of costs by the Industrial Customers Group pursuant to Order No. P.U. 13(2014).

Decision:

1.             The costs of the Industrial Customers Group are fixed at $37,450.95, exclusive of HST.

2.             Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to the Industrial Customers Group in the amount of $37,450.95.

                          Date Issued:

July 31, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 32 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of capital expenditures for the replacement of the tap changer on transformer T5 at the Western Avalon Terminal Station pursuant to section 41of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The proposed capital expenditure in the amount of $1,452,500 to replace the T5 transformer on load tap changer at the Western Avalon Terminal Station is approved.

2.             Hydro will establish a separate account to record the capital expenditure to replace the T5 transformer on load tap changer at the Western Avalon Terminal Station, with the recovery of the expenditure to be addressed in a subsequent order of the Board following a further application by Hydro.

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

                          Date Issued:

August 1, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 33 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of capital expenditures for the replacement of insulators on transmission lines TL-201 and TL-203 pursuant to section 41of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The proposed capital expenditure of $3,632,200 for the replacement of all insulators on transmission line TL-201 and 30 insulators on transmission line TL-203 is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

August 1, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 34 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of capital expenditures for the replacement of the excitation transformers at Bay d’Espoir pursuant to section 41of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The capital expenditures in the amount of $636,700 for 2014 and $360,000 for 2015 for the replacement of the excitation transformers at the Bay d’Espoir generating station are approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

August 1, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 35 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval to issue debentures pursuant to section 91 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             Hydro’s proposal to issue debentures in an amount of up to $200,000,000 to finance 2014 capital expenditures is approved subject to the following conditions:

(a)          The debentures shall be issued on or before October 31, 2014.

(b)          Hydro  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)                   interest 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 Hydro; and

(xi)                 any other material terms or conditions.

(C)         Hydro shall file with the Board a copy of the Underwriting Agreement relating to the debentures within five (5) days after closing.

(D)        Hydro shall file with the Board a copy of the Order in Council providing approval to issue the debentures within five (5) days of receipt of the Order in Council.

(E)         Hydro shall file with the Board a report on the disposition of the proceeds no later than six months from the date of the closing.

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

                          Date Issued:

August 8, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 36 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of 2014 capital expenditures for the installation of additional transformer capacity at the Wabush Substation pursuant to section 41of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The proposed 2014 capital expenditure of $958,800 to install additional transformer capacity at the Wabush Substation by relocating the transformer from the Quartzite Substation and to make associated modifications to the Wabush Substation is approved.

2.             Hydro shall file its long-term plan for the Wabush system no later than August 31, 2015.

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

                          Date Issued:

August 12, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 37 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve domestic customers residing in the cottage area known as Joe’s Lake, near the town of Badger pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of four thousand one hundred fifty-nine dollars and sixty-three cents ($4,159.63), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the cottage area known as Joe’s Lake, near the Town of Badger is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

August 22, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 38 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of capital expenditures for replacement of an air compressor at the Holyrood Thermal Generation

Station pursuant to section 41of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The proposed 2014 capital expenditure of $320,600 for the approval to replace an Air Compressor 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, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 39 (2014)

Application:                                          

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, dated May 12, 2014, for approval of, on an interim basis: i) the transfer of $29.4 million to be recognized as revenue; and, ii) changes to Island Industrial customer rates and rules.

Decision:

1.             The Application is denied.

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

                          Date Issued:

September 17, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 40 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for for an Order pursuant to Sections 41 and 78 of the Act:

(a)    approving its 2015 Capital Budget of $94,211,000;

(b)    multi-year projects involving future capital expenditures of $19,804,000; and

(c)    fixing and determining its average rate base for 2013 in the amount of $915,820,000.

Decision:

1.             Newfoundland Power’s proposed construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property to be completed in 2015, as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved.

2.             Newfoundland Power’s proposed multi-year construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property to begin in 2015, as set out in Schedule B to this Order, are approved.

3.             Newfoundland Power’s 2015 Capital Budget for improvements or additions to its property in an amount of $94,211,000, as set out in Schedule C to this Order, is approved.

4.             Newfoundland Power’s average rate base for the year ending December 31, 2013 is hereby fixed and determined at $915,820,000.

5.             Unless otherwise directed by the Board, Newfoundland Power shall file an annual report to the Board on its 2015 capital expenditures by March 1, 2016.

6.             Unless otherwise directed by the Board, Newfoundland Power shall provide, in conjunction with the 2016 Capital Budget Application, a status report on the 2015 capital budget expenditures showing for each project:

(i)           the approved budget for 2015;

(ii)         the expenditures prior to 2015;

(iii)       the 2015 expenditures to the date of the application;

(iv)        the remaining projected expenditures for 2015;

(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 9, 2014

 

 

The Board’s Investigation and Hearing into Supply Issues

and Power Outages on the Island Interconnected System                                   P.U. 41 (2014)

Application:                                          

A Notice of Motion by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for a determination that certain Requests for Information filed by Mr. Danny Dumaresque and Grand RiverKeeper Labrador, Inc. are not relevant. in the matter of an investigation and hearing into supply issues and power outages on the Island Interconnected system

Decision:

1.             Hydro’s motion with respect to the following Requests for Information is accepted:


DD-NLH-1 to 9, DD-NLH-12 to 15, DD-NLH-17 to 23, DD-NLH-28, DD-NLH-42, DD-NLH-44, DD-NLH-45, DD-NLH-48, DD-NLH-49, DD-NLH-50, DD-NLH-54, DD-NLH-57, DD-NLH-59, DD-NLH-61 to 64, DD-NLH-69, DD-NLH-71, DD-NLH-72, DD-NLH-74 to 84, DD-NLH-86 to 90

 

GRK-NLH-8, GRK-NLH-10 to 20, GRK-NLH-23, GRK-NLH-28, GRK-NLH-29, GRK-NLH-42, GRK-NLH-47 to 50, GRK-NLH-53, GRK-NLH-54, GRK-NLH-56

 

2.             Hydro motion with respect to the following Requests for Information is denied:

 

DD-NLH-10, DD-NLH-11, DD-NLH-16, DD-NLH-52, DD-NLH-56, DD-NLH-58, DD-NLH-70, DD-NLH-73

 

GRK-NLH-21, GRK-NLH-22, GRK-NLH-24 to 26, GRK-NLH-43 to 46, GRK-NLH-55, GRK-NLH-57

 

3.             Hydro shall pay the expenses of the Board associated with this matter.

                          Date Issued:

October 16, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 42 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for single phase service for Bell Mobility Inc. pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The Contribution in Aid of Construction of sixty-seven thousand two hundred seven dollars ($67,207.00), excluding HST, to provide single-phase service to a cell phone tower for Bell Mobility Inc. is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

October 20, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 43 (2014)

Application:                                          

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for the deferred recovery of 2014 costs associated with its energy conservation plan.

Decision:

1.             The deferred recovery of the 2014 costs related to Hydro’s energy conservation plan, estimated to be $2.52 million, is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

October 31, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 44 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers in the cottage area known as Tom Penney’s Pond, near Salmonier Line, pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of four thousand and twenty two dollars ($4,022.00), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the cottage area known as Tom Penney’s Pond, near Salmonier Line is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

November 18, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 45 (2014)

Application:                                          

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of additional capital expenditures to complete the Labrador City Voltage Upgrade pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The additional capital expenditures in the amount of $608,900 for 2014 and $1,238,200 for 2015 to complete the Labrador City Voltage Conversion are approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

November 20, 2014

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 46 (2014)

Application:                                          

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval to purchase critical spares for the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The proposed 2014 capital expenditure in the amount of $491,753 to purchase critical spares for the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

November 27, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 47 (2014)

Application:                                          

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of revisions, on an interim basis, to the Utility rate charged to Newfoundland Power Inc. pursuant to sections 70 and 71 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             Hydro’s proposal to revise its Utility rate, on an interim basis, to include a revised calculation of billing demand to reflect a curtailable credit is approved for the period December 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

2.             Hydro shall within 7 days file revised Utility rate sheets in accordance with the findings of the Board.

3.             Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited is entitled to an award of costs in an amount to be fixed by the Board, with cost submissions to be filed within 30 days of this Order.

4.             Leave is granted to the Industrial Customer Group to apply within 30 days of this Order for an award of costs.

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

                          Date Issued:

November 27, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 48 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction. for a line extension to serve domestic customers in the cottage area known as Square Pond East, near the Town of Gambo  pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of four thousand three hundred and fifty dollars and seventy-five cents ($4,350.75), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the cottage area known as Square Pond East, near the Town of Gambo, is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

November 28, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 49 (2014)

Application:                                          

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of a Capacity Assistance Agreement with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited pursuant to sections 70, 71 and 80 of the Act.

Decision:

1.                The proposed Capacity Assistance Agreement with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, effective December 1, 2014, is approved.

2.                Hydro will establish a separate account to record the purchased power expenses, with the recovery of the expenditure to be addressed in Hydro’s General Rate Application.

3.                Hydro shall file with the Board, no later than April 15 of the year following each winter period December 1-March 31 while the agreement is in place, a report setting out the dates, times, duration and system conditions, including generation available and calculation of system reserve, under which capacity assistance was requested, the capacity assistance requested and provided, and the capacity and variable payments made.

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

                          Date Issued:

November 28, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 50 (2014)

Application:                                          

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for an Order pursuant to Section 41 of the Act approving:

(a)    its capital purchases and construction projects in excess of $50,000 beginning in 2015;

(b)    its 2015 Capital Budget; and

(c)    its estimated contributions in aid of construction for 2015 in the amount of $300,000.

Decision:

1.             Hydro’s proposed construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property in excess of $50,000 to be completed in 2015, 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 2015, as set out in Schedule B to this Order, are approved.

3.             Hydro’s proposed contributions in aid of construction for 2015 are approved.

4.             Hydro’s proposed 2015 Capital Budget for improvements or additions to its property in an amount of $76,832,900, 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 2016 Capital Budget Application, an updated overview in relation to the proposed capital expenditures for the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station.

6.             Unless otherwise directed Hydro shall file, in conjunction with the 2016 Capital Budget Application, a status report on the 2015 capital expenditures.

7.             Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file an annual report with the Board in relation to its 2015 capital expenditures by March 1, 2016.

8.             The Industrial Customer Group is entitled to an award of costs in an amount to be fixed by the Board, with a cost submission to be filed by the Industrial Customer Group within 30 days of this Order.

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

                          Date Issued:

December 2, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 51 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of its 2015 forecast average rate base and rate of return on rate base in accordance with Order No. P.U. 13(2013).

Decision:

1.             Newfoundland Power’s forecast average rate base for 2015 of $1,009,527,000 is approved.

2.             Newfoundland Power’s rate of return on rate base for 2015 of 7.50% in a range of 7.32% to 7.68% is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

December 2, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 52 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for approval of a contribution in aid of construction for single phase service for the Town of Wabana pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The Contribution in Aid of Construction of fifty-three thousand forty-eight dollars and twenty-five cents ($53,048.25), excluding HST, to provide single-phase service to water pumps for the Town of Wabana is approved

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

                          Date Issued:

December 8, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 53 (2014)

Application:                                          

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for for approval to proceed with the construction of a 230kV transmission line between the Bay d’Espoir and Western Avalon Terminal Station pursuant  to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The capital expenditures of $2,412,600 in 2014, $18,964,700 in 2015, $77,225,600 in 2016, $110,064,100 in 2017 and $82,991,000 in 2018 for the construction of the 230 kV transmission line between the Bay d’Espoir and Western Avalon terminal stations are approved.

2.             Hydro will file, with each capital budget application filed until the completion of the project, a report on the construction of the 230 kV transmission line addressing the work progress, the expenditure and budget status, and an explanation for any deviations from the project scope and budget.

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

                          Date Issued:

December 12, 2014

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 54 (2014)

Application:                                          

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for an application by Newfoundland for approval of, on an interim basis: i) the transfer of $29.4 million to be recognized as revenue; and, ii) changes to Island Industrial customer rates and rules for an award of costs to Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited.

Decision:

1.             Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited is entitled to an award of costs in the amount of $29,809.45.

2.             Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited in the amount of $29,809.45.

                          Date Issued:

December 16, 2014

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 55 (2014)

Application:                                          

Application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension to serve Domestic Customers in the cottage area known as Blue Jay Lane, near Brigus Junction, pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of two thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven dollars and fifty-two cents ($2,867.52), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in the cottage area known as Blue Jay Lane, near Brigus Junction is approved.

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

                          Date Issued:

December 19, 2014

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 56 (2014)

Application:                                          

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of the deferral and recovery of expenses associated with increased capacity-related supply costs on the Island Interconnected system in 2014 pursuant to sections 78 and 80 of the Act.

Decision:

1.             The creation of a deferral account for the additional capacity-related supply costs of $9,650,000 incurred in the first quarter 2014 as set out in Schedule A is approved, with the recovery of these expenditures to be addressed in a subsequent Order of the Board following a further application by Hydro.

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

                          Date Issued:

December 24, 2014

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 57 (2014)

Application:                                          

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro approval of a proposed interim transmission demand rate for Labrador industrial customers.

Decision:

1.             The rates to be charged by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to Labrador industrial customers as set out in Schedule A to be effective for electrical consumption on or after January 1, 2015, are approved on an interim basis.

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

                          Date Issued:

December 24, 2014

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 58 (2014)

Application:                                          

An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of, among other things, to establish a deferral account and transfer $45.9 million to this account, with recovery in 2014 from the Rate Stabilization Plan.

Decision:

1.             The creation of a deferral account in relation to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s proposed 2014 revenue requirement, as set out in Schedule A, is approved.

2.             The segregation of $45.9 million as of December 31, 2014 in the deferral account is approved, but recovery by Hydro of this amount, partial or full, is not approved.

3.             The proposed 2014 Test Year cost of service study is not approved.

4.             The proposed use of the credit balance in the RSP Hydraulic Variation Account balance to provide recovery is not approved.

5.             The proposed transfer from the RSP Hydraulic Variation Account to the deferral account is not approved.

6.             The Industrial Customer Group and Vale are entitled to an award of costs in an amount to be determined by the Board with costs submissions to be filed within 30 days of this Order.

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

                          Date Issued:

December 24, 2014

 

 

 

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