ORDERS ISSUED BY THE BOARD DURING 2005

UNDER

THE PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT

CHAPTER P- 47, 1990

 

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Newfoundland Power                                                                                              P.U. 1 (2005)

Application:

For approval to borrow under the terms of a committed revolving term credit facility filed pursuant to Section 91 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       Pursuant to Section 91 of the Act, the Board approves Newfoundland Power’s issue of the Committed Facility to the amount of $100,000,000 for the purposes of financing (i) working capital requirements of Newfoundland Power necessary to meet its service obligations under the Act and (ii) capital expenditure requirements of Newfoundland Power as approved from time to time by the Board pursuant to the Act.

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

Date Issued:

January 12, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                        P.U. 2 (2005)

Application:

For approval to treat the Asbestos Abatement Plan at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Plant as a Major Extraordinary Repair.

Decision:

1.       Hydro treat the costs associated with the Asbestos Abatement Plan at the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station, at an estimated cost of $8.7 million($10.4 million including financing), to be carried out for a three-year period commencing in 2005, as a Major Extraordinary Repair and that it accumulate and amortize each year’s actual expenses for the Asbestos Abatement Plan, together with interest, for a five-year period.

2.       Hydro include the unamortized balance of the deferred Asbestos Abatement Plan costs in its rate base.

Date Issued:

January 12, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                        P.U. 3 (2005)

Application:

For approval of additional 2005 capital expenditure for preliminary engineering and design work for a transmission interconnection of the Duck Pond Mine Site owned by Aur Resources Inc., an Intended industrial customer of Hydro, pursuant to Section 41 (3) of the Act.

Decision:

1.       Pursuant to Section 41 (3) of the Act, the Board approves the additional 2005 expenditure of $120,000 for the preliminary engineering and related work associated with a 55 km transmission interconnection to the Duck Pond Mine site owned by Aur Resources Inc., an intended industrial customer of Hydro.

2.       Pursuant to Section 41 (5) of the Act, the Board approves the contribution from Hydro’s intended industrial customer, Aur Resources Inc., of $120,000 towards the preliminary engineering and related work associated with a 55 km transmission interconnection to the Duck Pond Mine site.

Date Issued:

January 18, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                        P.U. 4 (2005)

Application:                                                    

For approval of the Rate Stabilization Plan components of the rates to be charged to Industrial Customers pursuant to Section 70(1) of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The Board hereby approves the Firm Rates for Hydro’s Industrial Customers to be effective for consumption on or after January 1, 2005.

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

Date Issued:

January 26, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                              P.U. 5 (2005)

Application:

For approval to amend Order No. P.U. 48 (2004) issued on December 9, 2004, in connection with an application by Newfoundland Power Inc. for approval of (i) revised distribution line cost per meter for CIACs; (ii) revised distribution line plant upgrade cost for CIACs; and (iii) revised CIAC cost factors.

Decision:

Board Order No. P.U. 48 (2004) be amended as follows:

By deleting therefrom, section 1. (b), page 3, in its entirety and substituting therefore the following:

 

1.      (b)        Appendix A, Schedule “B”, Page 12 of 15 Revised January 31, 2002; and

Appendix C, Schedule “D”, Page 14 of 15 Revised January 31, 2002

 

of the Contribution in aid of Construction Policy: Distribution Line Extensions and Upgrades to General Service Customers, approved by Order No. 32 (2001-2002) be and they are hereby rescinded and replaced by the following Appendices, and appended to this Order:

 

Appendix A, Schedule “B”, Page 12 of 15 Revised January 1, 2005; and

Appendix C, Schedule “D”, Page 14 or 15 Revised January 1, 2005.

Date Issued:

February 1, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                              P.U. 6 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a contribution in aid of construction for a line extension to serve Discovery Trail Farm Limited.

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the contribution in aid of construction in the amount of Seventy-four thousand two hundred eleven dollars and eighty cents ($74,211.80), including HST, as calculated under the Policy to provide single-phase service to an abattoir for Discovery Trail Farm Limited, near Clarenville.

Date Issued:

February 9, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                        P.U. 7 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a contribution in aid of construction for the supply of three-phase electrical service to a Chlorination Building located at Trout River, pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act.

Decision:

Pursuant to section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the contribution in aid of construction in the amount of fifty thousand, twenty-seven dollars and nine cents ($50,027.09), including HST, for the supply of three-phase electrical service to the Chlorination Building located at the crossroads in Trout River, as calculated under the Policy.

Date Issued:

February 9, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                              P.U. 8 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a contribution in aid of construction for a three-phase service upgrade for Ultramar Ltd.

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the contribution in aid of construction in the amount of Sixteen thousand four hundred eighty-two dollars and ninety-five cents ($16,482.95), including HST, as calculated under the Policy to provide three-phase service to a service station/restaurant for Ultramar Ltd.

Date Issued:

March 22, 2005

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                              P.U. 9 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a contribution in aid of construction for a line extension to serve the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Environment and Conservation, who operates a recreation park located off Route 10 (Southern Shore Highway)

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the contribution in aid of construction in the amount of Sixty thousand eight hundred thirty-five dollars ($60,835.00), including HST, as calculated under the Policy to provide single-phase service to a recreation park for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Environment and Conservation.

Date Issued:

March 22, 2005

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 10 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a contribution in aid of construction for a line extension

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the contribution in aid of construction.

Date Issued:

March 22, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                      P.U. 11 (2005)

Application:

For approval of (i) an additional proposed capital project (Cat Arm Road Rehabilitation);

(ii) an increased expenditure for a previously approved project (Upper Salmon Power Canal Slope Stabilization); (iii) the replacement of a failed diesel energy in the Ramea generating station; and (iv) a lease for employee accommodations, pursuant to Section 41 (3) of the Act.

Decision:

1.   The Board hereby approves, pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Act, additional 2005 capital expenditures as follows:

(i)      An amount of $1,260,000 for the rehabilitation of the Cat Arm Road;

(ii)    The increased amount of $2,671,000 to carry out remediation work for slope stabilization for the Upper Salmon power canal (being an increase of $1,668,000 over the amount previously approved);

(iii)   An amount of $225,700 for the replacement of a failed engine for its Ramea diesel generating station; and

(iv)  A lease for a dwelling house in Postville in the amount of $10,800 per annum.

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

Date Issued:

April 15, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                      P.U. 12 (2005)

Application:

For approval of of (i) the construction of a transmission interconnection to the Duck Pond Mine Site, owned by Aur Resources Inc., situated to the southeast of Millertown, pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Act; and (ii) a customer contribution for the transmission interconnection, pursuant to Section 41 (5) of the Act.

Decision:

1.       Pursuant to Section 41 (3) of the Act, the Board approves the additional 2005 capital expenditure of $5,705,500 for the construction of a transmission interconnection of approximately 45 kilometres to the Duck Pond Mine site owned by Aur Resources Inc., an intended industrial customer of Hydro.

2.       Pursuant to Section 41 (5) of the Act, the Board approves the contribution from Hydro’s intended industrial customer, Aur Resources Inc., of $5,705,000 for the construction of the aforesaid transmission interconnection.

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

Date Issued:

April 19, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 13 (2005)

Application:

For approval of the balance of the weather normalization reserve as of December 31, 2004 pursuant to Sections 69(3) and 78 of the Public Utilities Act.

Decision:

NP’s weather normalization reserve of a Negative Balance of $10,477,386 as at December 31, 2004 is hereby approved.

Date Issued:

April 28, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                      P.U. 14 (2005)

Application:

For approval of two additional proposed capital budgets for 2005: (i) the replacement of the electronic control system for the governor of one Cat Arm Unit; and (ii) the addition of disconnecting means to 600 Volt motor control centre branch feeders at the Holyrood Thermal Plan pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Act.

Decision:

1.  Pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Act, additional 2005 capital expenditures are approved as follows:

(i)                  an amount of $377,600 for the replacement of the electronic control system for the governor of one of the generating units at the Cat Arm Generating Station; and

(ii)                an amount of $613,300 for the installation of disconnecting means to 600 Volt motor control centre branch feeders at the Holyrood Thermal Plant.

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

Date Issued:

May 24, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 15 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension.

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the CIAC.

Date Issued:

May 24, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 16 (2005)

Application:

For approval of (1) Rate Stabilization and Municipal Tax Adjustments to be applied to the rates of NP for the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006; and (2) a Schedule of Rates, Tolls and Charges incorporating the Rate Stabilization and Municipal Tax Adjustments, pursuant to Section 70(1) of the Act.

Decision:

1.       The Board hereby approves the following:

(i)      the Rate Stabilization Adjustment of 1.150 cents/kWh as set out in Schedule A and the Municipal Tax Adjustment factor of 1.02408 as set out in Schedule B to be applied to all bills based on consumption on and after July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006; and

(ii)    the rates proposed by NP to be effective on all electrical consumption on and after July 1, 2005, set out in Schedule C.

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

Date Issued:

June 16, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                      P.U. 17 (2005)

Application:

For approval of rates to be charged its Island Interconnected Customers (Rate Class 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 4.1), Isolated Rural Domestic Customers (Rate Class 1.2D) and for Isolated Rural Street and Area Lighting (Rate Class 4.1D), pursuant to Section 70 of the Act and for approval of the Rates to be charged to Newfoundland Power Inc as affected by the change in the Rate Stabilization Plan component of the rates, pursuant to Section 71 of the Act.

Decision:

1.   The Board hereby approves the Schedules of Rates for Hydro’s Island Interconnected customers, attached hereto as Schedule A, and the Schedule of Rates for Hydro’s Isolated Rural Domestic customers and for Isolated Rural Street and Area Lighting, attached hereto as Schedule B, to be effective for consumption on and after July 1, 2005.

2.   The Board hereby approves the Schedule of Rates for Hydro’s retail customer, NP, attached hereto as Schedule C, to be effective as of July 1, 2005.

Date Issued:

June 16, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 18 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for a line extension.

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the CIAC.

Date Issued:

June 22, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                  *P.U. 19 (2005) RESCINDED* see P.U. 27 (2005)

Application:

For approval of revisions to the policies respecting the demanding from customers of contributions toward the cost of improvements or additions to its property (“CIAC Policies”) pursuant to Sections 41 (6) and 55 of the Act.

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(6) and Section 55 of the Act, the Board approves the revised CIAC Policies as set out in Schedule “A” and Schedule “B” to this Order to be effective on and after July 1, 2005.

Date Issued:

June 22, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 20 (2005)

Application:

For approval of to issue Series AK First Mortgage Sinking Fund Bonds pursuant to Section 91 of the Act.

Decision:

1.   Approval is hereby given to Newfoundland Power to issue Series AK First Mortgage Sinking Fund Bonds in an amount of up to $60,000,000 and on the general terms set out in the Application subject to the following conditions:

(a)          The Bonds shall be issued on or before December 31, 2005.

(b)          Newfoundland Power shall provide to the Board an Affidavit specifying the terms and conditions of the Bond issue within five (5) days (non-business days excepted) after closing the Bond issue.  In particular, the Affidavit shall set forth the following:

(i)                  date of the 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)              agency 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 provide to the Board a copy of the Agency Agreement relating to the Bond issue within five (5) days (non-business days excepted) after closing the Bond issue.

(d)          The proceeds from the Bond issue shall be used in the manner set out in paragraph 9 of the Application, and Newfoundland Power shall report by Affidavit to the Board on the disposition of the proceeds no later than January 15, 2006.

2.   All costs and expenses incurred by the Board in connection with the Application shall be borne by Newfoundland Power.

Date Issued:

July 14, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                           P.U.  21 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a contribution in aid of construction (CIAC) for a residential subdivision located in the Town of Reidville.

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the contribution in aid of construction in the amount of Eight thousand six hundred twenty-six dollars and fifteen cents ($8,626.15), including HST, as calculated under the Policy to provide single-phase electric service to a subdivision consisting of nine residential building lots located in the Town of Reidville.

Date Issued:

July 29, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                      P.U. 22 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a contribution in aid of construction (CIAC) for Aliant Communications Tower, Postville, Labrador

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the contribution in aid of construction in the amount of One Hundred and Six thousand Four hundred fifty-three dollars $106,453.00), including HST, as calculated under the Policy, to supply single-phase electric service to one general service customer, Aliant Telecom Incorporated’s Communications Tower, located near the Transport Canada Airstrip at Postville, Labrador.

Date Issued:

September 9, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 23 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a contribution in aid of construction for a line extension to serve Lakeside Investments Inc.

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the deviation from the Policy as described in paragraph 9 of the Application to permit the Development to be treated as a subdivision for the purpose of calculating a CIAC under the Policy.

Date Issued:

September 9, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                      P.U. 24 (2005)

Application:

For approval, pursuant to Section 41 (3) of the Act, of a new proposed capital project for 2005, a Stage I Emergency diesel at Holyrood, and the approval of two Leases: (i) a lease for the iSeries Server; and (ii) an automobile lease.

Decision:

1.       Pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Act, changes to the 2005 capital expenditures and leases are approved as follows:

·         an amount of $192,600 for the replacement of a failed emergency diesel generating unit for the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station;

·         a 60-month lease of $179,987 per annum to lease the iSeries Server and related computer equipment as required for its approved iSeries Server Replacement Project;

·         a 40-month lease for an automobile in the annual amount of $9,961.56; and

·         the removal of the amount of $983,000 from the previously approved total budgeted capital expenditures.

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

Date Issued:

September 23, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                      P.U. 25 (2005)

Application:

For approval, pursuant to Sections 41 (6) and 55 of the Act, revisions to its policies respecting the demanding from its customers of contributions for the costs of improvements or additions to its property ("CIAC policies").

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(6) and Section 55 of the Act, the Board approves:

(i)      the revised CIAC policies as set out in Schedule "A" and Schedule "B" attached hereto to be effective as of the date hereof.

Date Issued:

September 29, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 26 (2005)

Application:

For approval, pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Act, of capital expenditures supplement to NP’s 2005 Capital Expenditure Budget [Order No. P.U. 43(2004)] to proceed with the construction and purchase of certain improvements to its property.

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Act, the Board approves:

(a)     the capital expenditure in excess of $50,000, as set forth in Schedule "B" to the Application; and

(b)     the revised 2005 capital budget as set forth in Schedule "C" to the Application.

Date Issued:

September 29, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 27 (2005)

Application:

For approval of revisions to correct omissions in the policies respecting the demanding from domestic and general service customers of contributions toward the cost of improvements or additions to its property (“CIAC Policies”) pursuant to Sections 41 (6) and 55 of the Act.

Decision:

1.       Pursuant to Section 41(6) and Section 55 of the Act, the Board approves the revised CIAC Policies as set out in Schedule “A” and Schedule “B” to this Order to be effective on and after July 1, 2005.

2.       Order No. P.U. 19 (2005) dated June 22, 2005 is hereby rescinded.

Date Issued:

November 2, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 28 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a contribution in aid of construction (CIAC) for a line extension to serve cottage area customers located in a Cottage Area on the Witness Bay Line near Witless Bay.

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction in the amount of Two thousand one hundred sixty-one dollars and twenty-four cents ($2,161.24), including HST, for each domestic customer, as calculated under the Policy to provide single phase service to Domestic Customers located in a Cottage Area on the Witless Bay Line.

Date Issued:

November 7, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                      P.U. 29 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a contribution in aid of construction (CIAC) for a single-phase line extension to serve a Canadian Coast Guard Communications Tower located on dome Mountain, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act.

Decision:

Pursuant to section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the contribution in aid of construction in the amount of $197,976.00, including HST, for the supply of single-phase electrical service to one general service customer, the Canadian Coast Guard Communications Tower, located on Dome Mountain, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, as calculated under the Policy.

Date Issued:

November 10, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 30 (2005)

Application:

For approval of:

(a)          its 2006 Capital Budget of $49,258,000;

(b)         approving 2006 leases with annual payments of $52,000; and

(c)          fixing and determining its average rate base for 2004 in the amount of $715,111,000.

Decision:

1.                               Pursuant to Section 41 of the Act, NP’s capital purchases and construction projects in excess of $50,000, as set out in Schedule A to this Order, are approved.

2.                               Pursuant to Section 41 of the Act, NP’s leases in excess of $5,000 a year, as set out in Schedule B to this Order, are approved.

3.                               Pursuant to Section 41 of the Act, the 2006 Capital Budget for improvement and additions to NP’s property in an amount of $ 49,258,000 is approved.

4.                               Pursuant to Section 78 of the Act, the rate base for the year ending December 31, 2004 is hereby fixed and determined at $ 715,111,000.

5.                               Unless otherwise directed by the Board, NP shall file an annual report to the Board on its 2006 capital expenditures by March 1, 2007.

6.                               In relation to the Wesleyville Gas Turbine Refurbishment project NP shall file, no later than the filing of its 2007 Capital Budget Application, a report including the final cost estimate, on the chosen alternative.

7.                               Unless otherwise directed by the Board, NP shall provide in conjunction with the 2007 Capital Budget Application, a status report on the 2006 capital budget expenditures showing for each project:

            (i)    the approved budget for 2006;

            (ii)   the expenditures prior to 2006;

            (iii)  the 2006 expenditures to the date of the application;

            (iv)  the remaining projected expenditures for 2006;

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

            (vi)  an explanation of the variance.

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

Date Issued:

November 14, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                      P.U. 31 (2005)

Application:

For approval of:

(a)  its 2006 Capital Budget in the amount of $42,636,000;

(b)    its 2006 Capital Purchases and Construction Projects in excess of $50,000;

(c)    its proposed estimated Contribution in Aid of Construction of approximately $300,000; and

(d)    fixing and determining Hydro’s average rate base for 2004 in the amount of $1,476,724,000.

Decision:

1.        Pursuant to subsection 41(3) of the Act, improvements and additions to Hydro’s property for construction and purchases in excess of $50,000, and leases in excess of $5,000 in a year, as set out in Section B to the Application and Schedule A attached to this Order, are approved.

2.        Pursuant to subsection 41(1) of the Act, the 2006 Capital Budget for improvements and additions to Hydro’s property in the amount of $42,636,000 is approved.

3.        Pursuant to section 78 of the Act Hydro’s average rate base for the year ending December 31st, 2004 is hereby fixed and determined at $1,476,724,000.

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

Date Issued:

November 30, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 32 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a contribution in aid of construction (CIAC) for a line extension to serve domestic customers residing in a cottage area located in a Cottage Area at Thorburn Lake near Clarenville..

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction in the amount of Five thousand one hundred thirty-seven dollars and forty cents ($5,137.40), including HST, for each customer, as calculated in accordance with Clause 6(a) of the Policy to provide single phase service to Domestic Customers located in a Cottage Area at Thorburn Lake near Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Date Issued:

December 13, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 33 (2005)

Application:

For approval to proceed with the construction and purchase of certain improvements to its property pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Act and supplemental to its 2005 capital budget approved by Order No. P. U. 43(2004) and P. U. 26 (2005).

Decision:

1.   Pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Act, the Board approves the supplemental 2005 capital expenditures of:

         $500,000 for the Plant Refurbishment – Rocky Pond; and

$400,000 to Repair Portable Substation P-435.

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

Date Issued:

December 15, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 34 (2005)

Application:

For approval to proceed with the construction and purchase of certain improvements to its property pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Act and supplemental to its 2006 capital budget approved by Order No. P. U. 30(2005).

Decision:

1.   Pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Act, the Board approves the supplemental 2006 capital expenditures of:

         (i)  $963,200 for the Plant Refurbishment – Rocky Pond

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

Date Issued:

December 15, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 35 (2005)

Application:

For approval of changes to its System of Accounts pursuant to Section 58 of the Act and Order No. P.U. 44 (2004).

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 58 of the Act, the Board approves the definition of the Purchase Power Unit Cost Variance Reserve Account attached hereto and marked Schedule “A” for inclusion in Newfoundland Power’s System of Accounts to be effective for 2005.

Date Issued:

December 14, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 36 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a contribution in aid of construction (CIAC) for a line extension to serve domestic customers residing in a cottage area located in a Cottage Area at Cape Pond Road, off the Southern Shore Highway.

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 41(5) of the Act, the Board approves the Non-Refundable Contribution in Aid of Construction in the amount of One thousand six hundred seventy-three dollars and twenty-six cents ($1,673.26), including HST, as calculated under the Policy, to provide single phase service to Domestic Customers located in a Cottage Area on Cape Pond Road off the Southern Shore Highway.

Date Issued:

December 14, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                      P.U. 37 (2005)

Application:

For approval of the rates to be charged to Labrador Interconnected Customers (Rate Class 2.1H, 2.2H, 2.3H, 2.4H, 1.1W, 2.1W, 4.11W, and 4.12W) and Isolated General Service Customers (excluding Government Departments) (Rate Class 2.1D and 2.2D), pursuant to Section 70 of the Act.

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 70 of the Act, the Board approves the Schedule of Rates for Hydro’s Labrador Interconnected Customers and the Schedule of Rates for Hydro’s Isolated Customers, attached hereto as Rates Schedules 1 to 11, to be effective for consumption on and after January 1, 2006.

Date Issued:

December 16, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro                                                                      P.U. 38 (2005)

Application:

For approval of the rates to be charged to Newfoundland Power Inc. effective January 1, 2006, pursuant to Section 70 of the Act.

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 70 of the Act, the Board approves the Schedule of Rates for Newfoundland Power Inc., attached hereto as Schedule 1, to be effective for consumption on and after January 1, 2006.

Date Issued:

December 14, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 39 (2005)

Application:

For approval of a schedule of rates, tolls and charges on an interim basis pursuant to the operation of the Automatic Adjustment Formula.

Decision:

1.             Pursuant to Section 70 of the Act, the use of rates, tolls and charges approved in Order No. P. U. 16(2005), on an interim basis, to be effective on all electrical usage on and after January 1, 2006, is approved.

2.             No later than January 15, 2006 NP shall apply for approval of the forecast 2006 rate base, application of the Automatic Adjustment Formula to the rate of return on rate base and approval of its Schedule of Rates, Tolls and Charges.

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

Date Issued:

December 23, 2005

 

 

Newfoundland Power                                                                                            P.U. 40 (2005)

Application:

For approval of the accounting policy of Newfoundland Power Inc. (“NP”) concerning revenue recognition and matters related thereto; and an application by NP for an order pursuant to Sections 67, 69, 78 and 80 of the Act:

(a) approving changes in accounting policy concerning revenue recognition to be effective for 2006 and subsequent years;

(b)  approving the recognition of $9,579,000 in 2005 Unbilled Revenue as revenue for regulatory purposes for 2006;

(c)  approving the disposition of the balance of the Unbilled Revenue Increase Reserve; and

(d)  approving revised values for rate base and invested capital for use in the Automatic Adjustment Formula for the calculation of return on rate base for 2006 pursuant to Order No. P. U. 19(2003).

Decision:

1.       NP’s proposal to adopt the Accrual Method of revenue recognition commencing in 2006 is approved.

2.       NP’s proposal to apply $295,000 of the 2005 Unbilled Revenue in 2006 to dispose of the current balance in the Unbilled Revenue Increase Reserve is approved.

3.       NP’s proposal to recognize for regulatory purposes $3,086,000 of the 2005 Unbilled Revenue in 2006 to account for income tax effects arising from the tax settlement is approved.

4.       NP shall defer recovery of an increase in 2006 depreciation expense of $5,793,000 in 2006 related to the amortization of the depreciation true-up as approved in Order No. P.U. 19(2003) until a further Order of the Board.

5.       NP shall deduct the average value of the unrecognized 2005 Unbilled Revenue from rate base commencing in 2006.

6.       NP shall, for regulatory purposes commencing in 2006, discontinue the use of regulated common equity and substitute book common equity in the calculation of return on rate base.

7.       NP shall file with its 2005 and 2006 annual returns a schedule which provides a reconciliation of the balance of the unrecognized 2005 Unbilled Revenue.

8.       NP shall pay the expenses of the Board arising from this Application, including the expenses of the Consumer Advocate incurred by the Board.

Date Issued:

December 23, 2005

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