SUMMARY OF ORDERS OF THE BOARD ISSUED DURING 1997-1998

UNDER

THE PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT

CHAPTER P - 47, 1990

Name of Applicant

Application

Decision

Order No.

Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited

Application for approval of the Board to revise or vary Order No. P.U. 8 (1986) relating to use of utility poles by licensed cable television systems.

Approval granted, as follows: (1) the pole rental rates as outlined in the settlement agreement dated April 10, 1997 are hereby approved; (2) All previous Orders of the Board relating to the use of utility poles by licensed cable television systems are revised effective the date of this Order as far as such previous Orders relate to or affect the Applicant and those cable tv operators which are parties to the agreements in respect of the New Pole Rental Rate, excluding Glovertown Cable; and (3) The Applicant, as per the settlement agreement dated April 10, 1997, shall indemnify the Board for all expenses and costs incurred in this matter, as a result of a public hearing of the Board.

P. U. 1

Deer Lake Power Company Limited

Application for approval to execute and deliver an Acknowledgment and Confirmation Agreement and to issue a First Supplemental Demand Debenture supporting certain obligations of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited.

Approval granted, as requested, as a result of an Ex Parte Hearing.

P. U. 2

Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited

Application for approval of Rate Stabilization and Municipal Tax Adjustments to be applied too the rates of Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited for the period July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998.

Approval was granted for a Rate Stabilization Adjustment factor of 0.156/kWh and the MTA factor of 1.02623 to be applied to all bills based on meter readings for the period July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998, as a result of a meeting of the Board.

P. U.3

Of its Own Motion for the purpose of considering a report of a review of the Contribution in Aid of Construction (CIAC) of Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited

The proposed new CIAC Policy be approved as revised in Schedules "A" and "B" Newfoundland Power's evidence be approved.

Except as otherwise provided in this Order, the proposed new CIAC policy set out as revised in Schedules "A" and "B" of NP's evidence together with attached appendices be approved, inter alia.

P. U. 4

Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited

Application for approval of contribution in aid of construction for a line upgrade.

Approval granted, pursuant to Sections 41 (3) and 41 (5) of the Act.

P. U. 5

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

 

 

 

 

Application for approval to issue Debenture Series Z and AA in aggregate not to exceed $200,000,000 on or before December 31, 1997, pursuant to Section 91 of the Public Utilities Act.

Approval granted, as requested, as a result of a public hearing.

P. U. 6

On its Own Motion - further to P.U. 4 (1997-98) re Board's Financial Consultants Review of Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited CIAC Policy.

In its Order No. P.U. 4 (1997-98) the Board gave specific directions to Newfoundland Power to make revisions and changes to its proposed CIAC Policy which NP submitted to the Board on Sept. 15, 1997 for approval.

Revised Schedules "A" and "B" of Newfoundland Power's CIAC Policy, be approved with the addition of sub-clauses 5(d) and 5(e), effective on all CIAC's calculated on or after October 1, 1997, inter alia.

P. U. 7

Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited

Application for approval of: (i) A contribution in aid of construction for a line extension.

Approval granted, pursuant to Sections 41 (3) and (5) of the Act.

P. U. 8

Deer Lake Power Company Limited

 

 

 

 

 

Application of Deer Lake Power Company Limited for approval to issue a Subordinated Supplemental Demand Debenture supporting certain obligations of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited.

Approval granted to execute and issue in favor of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company the Subordinated Supplemental Demand Debenture referred to in paragraph 13 of the said Application by which the Applicant charges as and by way of a fixed and specific mortgage and charge the additional property acquired by it since the date of the 1995 Petition and referred to in paragraph 9 of said Application as additional security for the obligations of the Applicant under the New England Guarantee approved by Order No. 1 (1995-96) granted by the Board pursuant to the 1995 Petition, inter alia.

P. U. 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited

Application for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction to extend single phase electrical service.

Approval granted, as requested, as a result of a meeting of the Board.

P. U. 10

Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro

 

 

Application for approval

of (1) its 1998 Capital Budget pursuant to S. 41(1) of the P.U. Act; (2) its 1998 capital purchases, and construction projects in excess of $50,000 pursuant to S. 41(3)(a) of the Act; (3) its leases for 1998 in excess of $5,000 per year pursuant to S. 41(3)(b) of the Act; and (4) its estimated contributions in aid of construction for 1998 pursuant to S. 41(5) of the Act.

Approval granted as requested, inter alia, (1) The Applicant's Capital Budget as set out in Appendix A in the amount of $45,365,000.

P. U. 11

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Application for approval of a Contribution in Aid of Construction for the supply of Three Phase Electrical service.

Approval granted, as requested, as a result of a meeting of the Board.

P. U. 12

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Application for approval of the lease of a fuel storage tank in St. Lewis, Labrador, pursuant to Section 41 of the Act.

Approval granted, as requested, as a result of a meeting of the Board.

P. U. 13

Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited

Application for approval of the amortization and funding of pension liability associated with an Early Retirement Program.

Approval granted, as requested, as a result of a meeting of the Board.

P. U. 14

Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited

Application for approval of its 1998 Capital Expenditure Budget, pursuant to S. 41(1) of the Public Utilities Act.

Approval granted in the amount of $28,414,000, inter alia.

P. U. 15

Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited

 

 

 

Application for approval of (i) a contribution in aid of construction for a line extension to serve IPL Production Limited; (ii) NP's 1997 Capital Expenditures in relation to the construction of the line pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Public Utilities Act.

Pursuant to Sections 41(3) and (5) of the Act, approval is granted to the Applicant for: (i) the capital expenditure in relation to construction of the Extension as set out in Schedule B to the Application, and (ii) the CIAC of Fourteen thousand, one hundred and ninety-seven dollars ($14,197.00) including HST, as calculated under the Policy.

P. U. 16

Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited

Application for approval of $11,902,000 of Capital Expenditures Associated with the Rose Blanche Brook Hydro Development and $1,071,000 in General Expenses Capital, pursuant to S. 41(1) of the Public Utilities Act.

Approval granted in the amount of $12,973,000, inter alia, as a result of a public hearing.

P. U. 17

Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited

Application for approval of (i) a contribution in aid of construction for a line extension to serve NewTel Mobility; (ii) the Applicant's 1997 Capital Expenditures in relation to the construction of the line pursuant to Section 41(3) of the Public Utilities Act.

Pursuant to Section 41(3) and (5) of the Act, approval is granted to the Applicant for: (i) the capital expenditure in relation to construction of the Extension as set out in Schedule B to the Application, and (ii) the CIAC of Twenty nine thousand, seven hundred and thirty nine dollars ($29,739.00) including HST, as calculated under the Policy and the Applicant shall notify the Board of the results of the two-year review of this CIAC within sixty (60) days thereof, as a result of a meeting of the Board.

P. U. 18

Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited

Application for Interim Approval of a revision to the Rules and Regulations pursuant to Section 75 (1) of the Act.[Regulation 5 (b)]

Pursuant to Section 75(1) of the Act, approval granted, on an interim basis, subject to final approval under Section 70 of the Act, the revision of the Applicant's Rules and Regulations set out in Schedule "B" to the Application, to be effective January 1, 1997, and the Applicant provide the Board with a listing of the names of affected customers and the amount which they received as refunds within thirty days of the refund, as a result of a meeting of the Board.

P. U. 19

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Application for an Interim Order to adjust the base energy rate charged Hydro's Island Industrial Customers, and to adjust the Island Industrial Rate Stabilization Plan (RSP) Balance, to reflect the cost decreases which flow from the implementation of the Harmonized Sales Tax, pursuant to Section 75 of the Act.

Pursuant to Section 75(1) of the Act, interim approval be and is hereby granted to the Applicant as follows:

(a) that the amount of $369,000 be subtracted from the Island Industrial RSP balance; and (b) that in the event that a revision to the amount of annual savings resulting from the implementation of the HST is determined by the Board's Financial Consultants, such a revision may be reflected in a further or final order; and (c) that accordingly, Hydro's Island Industrial base energy rate of 21.96 mills be reduced by an amount 0.29 mills, resulting in a new base energy rate for this customer class of 21.67 mills; and (d) all other Rates, Tolls and Charges as well as the Rules and Regulations set out in Schedule "A" of Order No. P.U. 4 (1991) remain in effect until otherwise ordered by the Board.

P. U. 20