Archives for January 2014

Attorney Zamore files Joint GMP/VELCO Petition for Section 248 Approval of Georgia Interconnection Project

The Section 248 Petition was filed by Attorney Zamore with the Vermont Public Service Board on January 13.  The Project consists of a new GMP switching station, approximately 2 miles of new and 4.5 miles of reconductored GMP transmission lines, a new VELCO 115/34.5kV transformer and a capacitor bank.  The Project is needed to address reliability needs in the St. Albans and surrounding areas.  Assuming Board approval by October 1, 2014, the projected construction schedule extends from October, 2014 to December, 2015.

Eric Miller and Jeffrey Behm protect $43 million verdict against post-trial attacks

Attorneys Eric Miller and Jeffrey Behm were recently retained by the plaintiff in a products liability case to protect a $43 million verdict against post-trial attacks by the defendant, an automobile component part manufacturer.  Late last year, they won the first round of post-trial proceedings when the trial court turned back the Defendant’s motion for a new trial, accepting the arguments Eric, Jeff, and the trial team advanced in their briefs.  The defendant has now appealed the case to the Vermont Supreme Court, where Eric and Jeff will continue to take the lead in protecting the jury’s verdict.

Peter Zamore and Deb Bouffard assisted in filing Green Mountain Power’s December 20, 2013 request for Public Service Board approval of a slight rate decrease and new alternative regulation plan.

The rate filing implements a Board requirement, imposed in connection with GMP’s merger with CVPS, that GMP undergo a comprehensive review of its costs.  The filing includes testimony and exhibits of ten witnesses and addresses all aspects of GMP’s costs.  It is expected that the Board will suspend implementation of the rate decrease and investigate the filing, with a decision expected later this year.  The proposed new alternative regulation plan is intended to take effect at the expiration of the current plan on October 1, 2014.  It will also be subject to review over the next several months.

More information about the filing can be found at http://news.greenmountainpower.com/press-releases/gmp-proposes-no-base-rate-increase-for-customers-f-1078121?feed=d51ec270-a483-4f6c-a55e-8e5fbe2238c2.

Sheehey Furlong & Behm