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ORDERS ISSUED BY THE BOARD DURING 2015

UNDER

THE PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT

CHAPTER P- 47, 1990

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Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 1 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval of a general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on July 30, 2013; and an amended general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on November 10, 2014; and an application filed by Innu Nation for interim costs in the Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro general rate proceeding.

Decision:

1.          Innu Nation is entitled to an award of costs for costs incurred up to June 30, 2014.

2.          Hydro shall within thirty days pay costs in the amount of $132,525.64 to Innu Nation.

Date Issued:

January 9, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 2 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval of a general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on July 30, 2013; and an amended general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on November 10, 2014; and an intervenor submission filed by the Nunatsiavut Government on January 9, 2015.

Decision:

1.          The Nunatsiavut Government is hereby granted intervenor status in this proceeding.

Date Issued:

January 16, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 3 (2015)

Application:

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 for an award of costs to the Industrial Customer Group pursuant to Order No. P.U. 47(2014).

Decision:

1.          The costs of the Industrial Customer Group are fixed at $9,708.80, exclusive of HST.

2.          Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to the Industrial Customer Group in the amount of $9,708.80.

Date Issued:

February 5, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 4 (2015)

Application:

  An application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for an order 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; and for an award of costs by the Industrial Customer Group pursuant to Order No. P.U. 50(2014).

Decision:

1.          The costs of the Industrial Customer Group are fixed at $10,970.80, exclusive of HST.

2.          Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to the Industrial Customer Group in the amount of $10,970.80.

Date Issued:

February 6, 2015

 

 

 

The Board’s Investigation and Hearing into Supply Issues
and Power Outages on the Island Interconnected System                                    
P.U. 5 (2015)

Application:

                    Motion by Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc. for an Order directing Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to provide full and complete responses to certain Requests for Information.

Decision:

1.          The motion of Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc. for an Order requiring Hydro to provide full and complete responses to GRK-NLH-21, 24 and 63 is hereby denied.

2.          The motion of Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc. for an Order requiring Hydro to provide full and complete responses to GRK-NLH-45, 46, 57, 60, 66, 69, and 74 is hereby approved.

Date Issued:

February 17, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 6 (2015)

Application:

  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 for an award of costs to Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Limited pursuant to Order No. P.U.47(2014).

Decision:

1.          The costs of Vale are fixed at $7,480.67, exclusive of HST.

2.          Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to Vale in the amount of $7,480.67.

Date Issued:

March 3, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                     P.U. 7 (2015)

Application:

      Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval, 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 for an award of costs to Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Limited pursuant to Order No. P.U. 58(2014).

Decision:

1.          The costs of Vale are fixed at $5,905.50, exclusive of HST.

2.          Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to Vale in the amount of $5,905.50.

Date Issued:

March 4, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                      P.U. 8 (2015)

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 disposition of the 2014 balance in the Demand Management Incentive Account and related income tax effects by means of a credit in the amount of $627,503 to the Rate Stabilization Account as of March 31, 2015 is approved.

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

Date Issued:

March 6, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                      P.U. 9 (2015)

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

(ii)               CIAC cost factors.

Decision:

1.          The revised cost factors in Schedules A, B, C and D attached to this Order are approved to be used in the calculation of all CIACs with effect from March 25, 2015, and, where advantageous to customers of Newfoundland Power, on all CIACs quoted but unpaid as of March 25, 2015.

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 18, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 10 (2015)

Application:

An 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 disposition of the balance in the Optional Seasonal Rate Revenue and Cost Recovery Account as of December 31, 2014 by charging the balance of $96,270 to the Rate Stabilization Account as of March 31, 2015 is approved.

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

Date Issued:

April 2, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 11 (2015)

Application:

An application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for an Order of the Board approving the balance in the Weather Normalization Reserve as of December 31, 2014 pursuant to sections 69(3) and 78 of the Act.

Decision:

1.          Newfoundland Power’s Weather Normalization Reserve of a positive balance of $1,640,357 as of December 31, 2014 is approved.

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

Date Issued:

April 2, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 12 (2015)

Application:

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

Decision:

1.          Newfoundland Power’s proposal to issue Series AO First Mortgage Bonds in an amount of up to $100,000,000 is approved subject to the following conditions:

 

(A)  The bonds shall be issued on or before December 31, 2015.

 

(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 not contemplated at the date of the Application but forming part of the negotiated terms and 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:

April 16, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 13 (2015)

Application:

An application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for an order directing Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to provide full and adequate responses to three requests for information, including the disclosure and production of documents, report and records in the matter of an investigation and hearing into supply issues and power outages on the Island Interconnected system.

Decision:

1.          The application of Newfoundland Power Inc. for a further response to NP-NLH-004 is hereby denied.

2.          Hydro shall provide responses to NP-NLH-005 and NP-NLH-018 in accordance with the findings of the Board in this decision and Order.

Date Issued:

May 8, 2015

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 14 (2015)

Application:

Application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of customer electricity rates for 2015 on an interim basis.

Decision:

1.          The Interim Rate Application is denied.

2.          Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro shall file a revised Schedule of Rates, Tolls and Charges and RSP Rules, effective July 1, 2015, with evidence showing the impacts on consumers and Hydro, incorporating the findings of the Board in this Order, including:

i)           an interim base rate increase of 8.0% for Newfoundland Power Inc.;

ii)         an interim base rate increase for Government Diesel customers of 50% of the proposed increases; and

iii)       in relation to Island Industrial customers:

a)             an interim base rate increase of 10.0%;

b)            an interim RSP rate adjustment which will result in an effective 2.7% rate increase for all Island Industrial customers;

c)             a transfer from the IC RSP Surplus to fund the difference between the approved 10.0% base rate increase and the effective 2.7% increase; and

d)            a transfer from the IC RSP Surplus to fund the full amount of the 2014 year-end IC RSP current balance.

3.          The Industrial Customer Group and Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited are entitled to an award of costs in an amount to be fixed by the Board upon the filing of a detailed cost submission within 30 days of this Order.

4.          Leave is granted to the remaining Intervenors to apply for an award of costs setting out a detailed claim within 30 days of this Order.

5.          Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro shall pay all the expenses of the Board arising from the Interim Rate Application.

Date Issued:

May 8, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 15 (2015)

Application:

An application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for deferred cost recovery for 2016, Board Order No. P.U. 13(2013) and Newfoundland Power Inc’s next general rate application.

Decision:

1.          Newfoundland Power shall, unless otherwise directed by the Board, file its next general rate application with a 2016 test year on or before October 16, 2015.

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

Date Issued:

May 26, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 16 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval of a general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on July 30, 2013; and an amended general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on November 10, 2014; and an application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for the approval of, among other things, customer electricity rates for 2015 on an interim basis; and an application for costs by Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Limited pursuant to Order No. P.U. 14(2015).

Decision:

1.          The costs of Vale are fixed at $14,396.50, exclusive of HST.

2.          Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to Vale in the amount of $14,396.50.

Date Issued:

June 17, 2015

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 17 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval of a general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on July 30, 2013; and an amended general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on November 10, 2014; and an application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of (i) customer rates, tolls and charges reflecting the determinations set out in Order No. P.U. 14(2015) and (ii) a revised Rate Stabilization Plan adjustment to apply to the Utility Rate for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

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, 2015, are approved on an interim basis.

2.          The rates to be charged by Hydro to Government Diesel customers, as set out in Schedule “B” to this Order, to be effective for electrical consumption on or after July 1, 2015, are approved on an interim basis.

3.                Hydro shall file a revised Schedule of Rates, Tolls and Charges and RSP Rules, effective July 1, 2015, to reflect for Island Industrial customers:

i)     an interim base rate increase of 10.0%;

ii)    interim RSP rate adjustments which will result in an effective 2.7% base rate increase for each Island Industrial customer, including Teck Resources Limited;

iii)   a transfer from the IC RSP Surplus to fund the difference between the approved 10.0% base rate increase and the effective 2.7% base rate increase; and

iv)    a transfer from the IC RSP Surplus to fund the full amount of the 2014 year-end IC RSP current balance.

4.          The Industrial Customer Group is entitled to an award of costs in an amount to be fixed by the Board upon the filing of a detailed cost submission within 30 days of this Order.

5.          Leave is granted to the other intervenors to apply within 30 days of this Order including a detailed cost submission for an award of costs.

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

Date Issued:

June 23, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 18 (2015)

Application:

Application pursuant to Sections 70 and 75 of the Act for: i) approval of revised rate stabilization and municipal tax adjustments for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016; (ii) approval of a revised Schedule of Rates, Tolls and Charges to reflect the revised rate stabilization and municipal tax adjustments and to permit recovery of additional purchase power costs associated with an interim increase in the base rate charged by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to Newfoundland Power Inc. approved in Order No. P.U. 17(2015); and (iii) approval of a revised Rate Stabilization Clause to provide for a true-up for any over or under recovery of purchase power costs associated with the base rate increase.

Decision:

1.          The Rate Stabilization Adjustment of (0.105) cents per kWh for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 is approved.

2.          The Municipal Tax Adjustment Factor of 1.02487 for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 is approved.

3.          The 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, 2015, is approved.

4.          The Rate Stabilization Clause, as set out in Schedule B to this Order, to be effective July 1, 2015, is approved.

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

Date Issued:

June 25, 2015

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 19 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval of a change in rates to be charged to its 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, 2015 for its Island Interconnected customers (rate Classes 1.1, 1.1S, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4 and 4.1), excluding Burgeo School & Library, and Isolated Rural customers (rate Classes 1.2D, 1.2DS, 2.1D, 2.2D and 4.1D), as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved on an interim basis.

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

Date Issued:

June 25, 2015

 

 

 

Teck Resources Limited                                                                                       P.U. 20 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval of an amendment to the rules and regulations relating to service provided by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.

Decision:

3.          The Application to amend the Service Agreement between Teck Resources Limited and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is denied.

Date Issued:

June 30, 2015

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 21 (2015) - Amended Schedule

Application:

Application for approval of a general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on July 30, 2013; and an amended general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on November 10, 2014; and an application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of industrial customer rates, tolls and charges and RSP rules reflecting the determinations set out in Order No. P.U. 17(2015).

Decision:

1.          The Schedule of Rates, Tolls and Charges to be effective on all electrical consumption for Island Industrial customers on and after July 1, 2015, as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved on an interim basis.

2.          The Rate Stabilization Plan Rules, as set out in Schedule B to this Order, are approved on an interim basis.

3.          Hydro shall file, for approval, revisions to the Rate Stabilization Plan Rules to clearly provide for the transfer from the Industrial Customer RSP Surplus to fund the difference between the approved 10.0 % base rate increase and the effective 2.7% base rate increase for Island Industrial customers.

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

Date Issued:

July 8, 2015

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 22 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval of a general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on July 30, 2013; and an amended general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on November 10, 2014;and

an application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for the approval of, among other things, customer electricity rates for 2015 on an interim basis; and an application for costs by the Industrial Customer Group pursuant to Order No. P.U. 14(2015).

Decision:

1.          The costs of the Industrial Customer Group are fixed at $13,520.70, exclusive of HST.

2.          Hydro shall, within thirty days, pay costs to the Industrial Customer Group in the amount of $13,520.70.

Date Issued:

July 9, 2015

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 23 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval to delay the filing of its next general rate application and for deferred cost recovery of $3,991,000 for 2016.

Decision:

1.          The Application is denied.

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

Date Issued:

July 15, 2015

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 24 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval of capital expenditures to proceed with the purchase of critical spares, pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.          The capital expenditure in the amount of $1,536,300 to purchase critical spares for the Hydro’s Generating Stations is approved.

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

Date Issued:

July 29, 2015

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland Power Inc.                                                                                    P.U. 25 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for three-phase service for the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, pursuant to section 41of the Act.

Decision:

1.          The Contribution in Aid of Construction of sixty two thousand nine hundred and twenty-three dollars ($62,923.00), excluding HST, to construct a three-phase line extension for the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor is approved.

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

Date Issued:

July 29, 2015

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 26 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval of a contribution in aid of construction for a three-phase line extension to serve RJS Management Services Ltd. in the community of St. Lewis, pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.          The Contribution in Aid of Construction of forty-eight thousand, eight hundred and seventeen dollars and sixty-five cents ($48,817.65), excluding HST, for the supply of three-phase electrical service to RJS Management Services Ltd. in the community of St. Lewis is approved.

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

Date Issued:

July 29, 2015




Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 27 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval to replace the Rectifier Transformers on Units 1 and 2 at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station pursuant to Section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.          proposed capital expenditure of $756,200 to replace the rectifier transformers on Units 1 and 2 at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station is approved.

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

Date Issued:

September 8, 2015




Newfoundland Power                                                                                          P.U. 28 (2015)

Application:

Application for an Order pursuant to Sections 41 and 78 of the Act: (a) approving its 2016 Capital Budget of $107,028,000; (b) approving purchase and construction of improvements or additions to its property in 2016 and 2017; and (c) fixing and determining its average rate base for 2014 in the amount of $964,930,000.

Decision:

1.          Newfoundland Power’s proposed construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property to be completed in 2016, as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved.

2.          Newfoundland Power’s 2016 Capital Budget for improvements or additions to its property in an amount of $107,028,000, as set out in Schedule C to this Order, is approved.

3.          Newfoundland Power’s proposed multi-year construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property to begin in 2016, as set out in Schedule B to this Order, are approved.

4.          Newfoundland Power’s average rate base for the year ending December 31, 2014 is hereby fixed and determined at $964,930,000.

5.          Unless otherwise directed by the Board, Newfoundland Power shall file an annual report to the Board on its 2016 capital expenditures by March 1, 2017.

6.          Unless otherwise directed by the Board, Newfoundland Power shall provide, in conjunction with the 2017 Capital Budget Application, a status report on the 2016 capital budget expenditures showing for each project:
(i) the approved budget for 2016;
(ii) the expenditures prior to 2016;
(iii) the 2016 expenditures to the date of the application;
(iv) the remaining projected expenditures for 2016;
(v) the variance between the projected total expenditures and the approved budget;
(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:

September 8, 2015




Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 29 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval to refurbish the Hardwoods gas turbine engine serial number 202224 pursuant to Section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.          The proposed capital expenditure of $1,249,300 to refurbish the Hardwoods gas turbine engine serial number 202224 is approved.

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

Date Issued:

October 1, 2015




Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 30 (2015)

Application:

an 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 Butts Pond West, near Gambo, pursuant to section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.          The Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction of seven thousand five hundred fifty four dollars and sixty six cents ($7,554.66), excluding HST, to apply to Domestic Customers located in Butts Pond West Cottage Area is approved.

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

Date Issued:

October 27, 2015




Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 31 (2015)

Application:

an application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval to complete an internal assessment and repairs of transformer VBN T1 at the Voisey's Bay Nickel Terminal Station, pursuant to Section 41 of the Act.

Decision:

1.          The proposed capital expenditure of $500,100 for the internal assessment and repair of transformer VBN TI at the Voisey's Bay Nickel Terminal Station is approved.

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

Date Issued:

November 17, 2015




Newfoundland Power                                                                                          P.U. 32 (2015)

Application:

Application for a general rate application to establish customer electricity rates effective July 1, 2016.

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:

November 30, 2015




Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 33 (2015)

Application:

Application for an Order pursuant to Section 41 of the Act approving:
   (a) its 2016 capital purchases and construction projects in excess of $50,000;
   (b) its 2016 Capital Budget; and
   (c) its estimated contributions in aid of construction for 2016

Decision:

1.          Hydro’s proposed construction and purchase of improvements or additions to its property in excess of $50,000 to be completed in 2016, 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 2016, as set out in Schedule B to this Order, are approved

3.          Hydro’s proposed contributions in aid of construction for 2016 are approved.

4.          Hydro’s proposed 2016 Capital Budget for improvements or additions to its property in an amount of $183,082,800, as set out in Schedule C to this Order, is approved.

5.          Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file, with the 2017 Capital Budget Application, an updated overview in relation to the proposed capital expenditures for the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station

6.          Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file, in conjunction with the 2017 Capital Budget Application, a status report on the 2016 capital expenditures.

7.          Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file an annual report with the Board in relation to its 2016 capital expenditures by March 1, 2017.

8.          Unless otherwise directed by the Board Hydro shall file, with the 2017 Capital Budget Application, a report on the construction of the TL 267 Project, addressing the work progress, the expenditure and budget status, and an explanation for any deviation from the project scope and budget.

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

Date Issued:

December 2, 2015




Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 34 (2015)

Application:

Application 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 $250,000 to the 2015 Allowance for Unforeseen Items is approved.

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

Date Issued:

December 2, 2015




Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 35 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval of a general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on July 30, 2013; and an amended general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on November 10, 2014; and an application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval of interim Island Industrial customer rates, tolls and charges and Rate Stabilization Plan rules, effective January 1, 2016.

Decision:

1.          The Schedule of Rates, Tolls and Charges to be effective on all electrical consumption for Island Industrial customers on and after January 1, 2016, as set out in Schedule A to this Order, is approved on an interim basis.

2.          The Rate Stabilization Plan Rules, as set out in Schedule B to this Order, are approved on an interim basis.

3.          Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited is entitled to an award of costs in an amount to be fixed by the Board upon the filing of a detailed cost submission within 30 days of this Order.

4.          Leave is granted to the other intervenors to apply for an award of costs setting out a detailed cost submission within 30 days of this Order.

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

Date Issued:

December 8, 2015




Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                   P.U. 36 (2015)

Application:

Application for approval amended general rate application filed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro on November 10, 2014, and an amended application by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for approval, among other things, to establish a deferral account to reduce Hydro’s forecast net income deficiency for 2015.

Decision:

1.          The Board accepts the Settlement Agreement proposals in relation to the 2015 accounting treatment for: i) actuarial gains and losses in Employee Future Benefits; ii) depreciation and accretion expenses associated with Asset Retirement Obligations; and, iii) annual customer energy conservation program costs.

2.          The creation of a deferral account in relation to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s proposed 2015 revenue requirement, as set out in Schedule A, is approved.

3.          3. That segregation of $30.2 million, as of December 31, 2015, in the deferral account is approved with a final determination on recovery of this amount to be determined by the Board in a future order.

4.          Vale is entitled to an award of costs in an amount to be determined by the Board upon the filing of a detailed cost submission within 30 days of the date of this Order.

5.          Leave is granted to the other intervenors to apply for an award of costs, setting out a detailed cost submission, within 30 days of this Order.

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

Date Issued:

December 22, 2015

 

 

 

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