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Connecticut

2003

Decision
DPUC Monitoring the State of Competition in the Electric Industry
Docket No. 01-01-05
December 17, 2003
Approximately 8 Pages
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Decision
Application of state of Connecticut for Approval of Acquisition by Eminent Domain of Property Owned by the United Illuminating Company
Docket No. 03-03-12
July 16, 2003
Approximately 5 Pages
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2002

Decision
DPUC Investigation into Issues Associated with the Unbundling of Natural Gas Services by Connecticut Local Distribution Companies
97-07-11PH02
November 13, 2002
Approximately 16 Pages

The Department of Public Utility Control adopted a proposed Settlement Agreement submitted by Yankee Gas Services Company, The Southern Connecticut Gas Company, Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation, and others on September 27, 2002. It calls for net shifted costs, related to capacity, to be eliminated by firm transportation customers, over a four-year period. Phase 1 has a $0.30/mcf transition charge, Phase 2 has a $0.34/mcf transition charge, Phase 3 will eliminate two-thirds of the net shifted capacity costs and Phase 4 will eliminate 100% of net shifted capacity costs on a going forward basis. The Settlement Agreement provides for the current level of reliability of gas service to be preserved. Local gas distribution companies (LDCs) will continue providing supplier of last resort services for at least the next three years and will continue to be responsible for the long term/supply capacity planning activities. The Settlement Agreement makes certain changes to the LDCs' tariffs regarding cashouts and imbalance trading. The Settlement Agreement allows the LDCs to continue to offer gas supply services for at least the four-year term of the Settlement Agreement. Finally, the Participants agreed in the Settlement Agreement that the public interest is served by vigorous retail competition on a level playing field with proper cost assignment in the supply of gas to customers.
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Decision
Joint Study by the Department of Public Utility Control and the Office of Consumer Counsel Regarding Electric Deregulation and How Best to Provide Electric Default Service After January 1, 2004
Docket No. 01-12-06
February 15, 2002
Approximately 40 Pages
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Decision
Joint Application of Consolidated Edison, Inc. and Northeast Utilities for Approval of a Change of Control - Compliance Issues
Docket No. 00-01-11RE02
January 30, 2002
Approximately 3 Pages
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2001

Decision
DPUC Monitoring the State of Comeptition in the Electric Industry
Docket No. 01-01-05
December 19, 2001
Approximately 5 Pages
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Decision
DPUC Review of the Connecticut Light and Power Company's Capital Structure
Docket No. 01-07-02
December 12, 2001
Approximately 11 Pages
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Decision
DPUC Review of the Connecticut Light and Power Company and the United Illuminating Company Conservation and Load Management Programs and Budget for 2001
Docket No. 01-01-14
September 19, 2001
Approximately 41 Pages
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Decision
DPUC Review of the Connecticut Light and Power Company's Customer Service Policies and Charges
Docket No. 00-03-08
July 11, 2001
Approximately 32 Pages
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Decision
DPUC 2001 Annual Report to the General Assembly on Electric Distribution Company System Reliability
Docket No. 01-04-20
June 20, 2001
Approximately 11 Pages
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Report
Dpuc Report on the Assessment of Personal Property of Electric Distribution, Gas and Water Companies
Docket No. 00-07-19
January 31, 2001
Approximately 12 Pages
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Decision
The Dpuc Review of the Connecticut Light and Power Company's Divestiture Plan - Sale of PPA's
Docket No. 98-10-08RE04
January 24, 2001
Approximately 13 Pages
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2000

Decision
DPUC Annual Report To the General Assembly on Licensing Electric Suppliers
Docket No. 00-01-22
December 27, 2000
Approximately 3 Pages
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Report
DPUC Report on Ways to Encourage Competition Among Gas Suppliers and to Increase the Number of Natural Gas Suppliers Providing Natural Gas in the State
Docket No. 00-07-18
December 6, 2000
Approximately 9 Pages
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Decision
Joint Application of Consolidated Edison, Inc. and Northeast Utilities for Approval of a Change of Control - Reconsideration
Docket No. 00-01-11RE01
November 22, 2000
Approximately 7 Pages
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Decision
Joint Application of Consolidated Edison, INC. and Northeast Utilities for Approval of a Change of Control
Docket No. 00-01-11
October 19, 2000
Approximately 160 Pages

By joint application dated January 12, 2000, filed with the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control, Consolidated Edison, Inc. (CEI) and Northeast Utilities (NU) requested that the Department approve a change of control of NU to CEI. Under the Merger Agreement, CEI will acquire NU for a base price of $25 per NU common share, subject to certain adjustments. The total price to be paid to NU shareholders is estimated to be $26.50 per share or $3.8 billion, including an acquisition premium of $1.5 billion.

In this Decision, the Department approves, with conditions, the proposed merger between CEI and NU. The proposed Merger would allow CEI to exercise control over The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) and Yankee Gas (Yankee), both regulated public service companies in Connecticut.

Before approving a merger of gas and electric distribution companies, however, the Department is required to take into consideration (1) the financial, technical and managerial suitability and responsibility of the applicant, and (2) the ability of the acquiring company to provide safe, adequate and reliable service to the public through the acquired company's plant, equipment and manner of operation if the application were to be approved.

Over the course of this proceeding, CEI was able to demonstate fitness in these areas but the Department would only grant approval for the merger if CEI fulfilled a number of conditions relating to reliability, synergy savings, economic development, and market power, among others.

These conditions included the following: CL&P and Yankee were required to maintain, minimally, their current capital structures of 38% common equity and 62% total debt, the Department set a goal for CL&P to improve reliability levels by at least 1% annually, and 5% overall by the end of 2003, CEI will have no involuntary layoffs for any NU employee that is employed by or used to support its regulated operations in Connecticut, other than for cause, through December 31, 2003, and within 60 days of the consummation of the merger, an immediate 3% across-the-board reduction in CL&P's distribution rates will go into effect for all customers.

This Order was approved by a 4-1 Department vote.
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Decision
Office of Consumer Counsel Petition For DPUC Investigation of Potential Over-Earnings by the Connecticut Light and Power Company
Docket No. 00-08-31
October 6, 2000
Approximately 4 Pages
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Decision
DPUC Review of Natural Gas Companies Cost of Service Study Methodologies
Docket No. 99-03-28
August 9, 2000
Approximately 30 Pages
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Decision
DPUC 2000 Annual Report To the General Assembly On Electric Distribution Company System Reliability
Docket No. 00-05-10
July 26, 2000
Approximately 11 Pages
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Decision
DPUC Investigation Into Electric Capacity and Distribution
Docket No. 99-08-01
July 26, 2000
Approximately 45 Pages
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Decision
DPUC Review of the Connecticut Light and Power Company's Conservation and Load Management Programs for 2000
Docket No. 99-09-30
May 10, 2000
Approximately 61 Pages
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Decision
DPUC Investigation into Performance-Based Regulation for Electric Distribution Companies
Docket No. 99-06-21
February 2, 2000
Approximately 31 Pages
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Decision
DPUC Periodic Review of the Connecticut Light and Power Company's Energy Adjustment Clause and the United Illuminating Company's Fuel Adjustment Clause
Docket No. 99-06-01
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DPUC Periodic Review of the Connecticut Light and Power Company's Energy Adjustment Clause and the United Illuminating Company's Fuel Adjustment Clause - Remand
Docket No. 97-06 01RE01
February 2, 2000
Approximately 14 Pages
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Decision
DPUC Review of the Connecticut Light and Power Company's Rates and Charges - Electric Restructuring Rates and Tarriffs
Docket No. 98-01-02 RE02
and
Application of the United Illuminating Company for an Increase in Rates - Electric Restructuring Rates and Tariffs
Docket No. 92-06-05 RE02
January 12, 2000
Approximately 18 Pages
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1999

Decision
DPUC Review of the Connecticut Light and Power Company's Corporate Unbundling Plan
Docket No. 98-07-06
May 5, 1999
Approximately 9 pages
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Decision
DPUC Investigation Into Billing and Metering Protocols and Appropriate Cost-sharing Allocations Among Electric Distribution Companies and Electric Suppliers
Docket No. 98-06-17
January 13, 1999
Approximately 129 pages
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Decision
DPUC Review of the Connecticut Light and Power Company's Divestiture Plan
Docket No. 98-10-08
January 8, 1999
Approximately 32 pages
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1998

Decision
DPUC Review of Electric Utility Line Maintenance Plans - 1998 DPUC Review of Electric Utility Line Maintenance Plans - 1998 and Long Range Investigation to Examine the Adequacy of the Transmission and Distribution Systems of the Connecticut Light and Power Company and the United Illuminating Company
Docket Nos. 97-11-1097-11-10 and 86-12-03
August 21, 1998
Approximately 27 pages

In this Decision, the Department finds the Line Maintenance Plans of The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) and The United Illuminating Company (UI; collectively, Companies) to be acceptable. The Department also orders the Companies to eliminate the quarterly reliability report, and establishes new reporting requirements. For CL&P, the Department orders reporting on the status of replacement of certain failure prone equipment. For UI, the Department orders reporting on the status of changes to its line maintenance plan. (Approximately 11,200 words or 31 pages)
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Decision
DPUC Review of electric companies cost of service and unbundled tariffsDPUC Review of electric companies cost of service and unbundled tariffs
Docket No. 97-01-1597-01-15
July 29, 1998
Approximately 31 pages

This Decision assigns the costs of The Connecticut Light and Power Company and The United Illuminating Company to one of three functions; production (generation), transmission or distribution.

In this Decision the Department isolates each utilities’ fully embedded cost for generation and generation-related services from all other utility costs. The generation costs identified herein do not reflect future competitive generation offerings and should not be used as a benchmark for comparing such offerings. Competitive generation pricing is a component of each utility’s fully embedded costs and will be identified and broken out in subsequent proceedings. Therefore, this Decision should be viewed as the first step toward calculating competitive generation services rates.
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1995

Order concerning the implementation of competition in the Connecticut Electric Industry
DPUC Investigations into the Restructuring of the Electric Industry
Docket No. 94-12-1394-12-13
July 14, 1995
Approximately 199 pages
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