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Docket No. 4237 - Commission's Initiated Docket - Part I) Investigation Relating to Stray and Contact Voltage Occurring in Rhode Island Electric Utilities' Territories; and Part II) Proceeding to Establish a Contact Voltage Detection and Repair Program Applicable to National Grid Pursuant to Enacted Legislation

Status of Docket: Closed.

PART I - Investigation Relating to Stray and Contact Voltage Occurring in Rhode Island Electric Utilities' Territories.

On March 1, 2011 the Commission issued data requests to National Grid regarding stray and contact voltage occurring in the company's territory. The same data requests were subsequently issued to the Pascoag Utility District and Block Island Power Co. The following represents the utilities' responses to the data requests:

PART II - Proceeding to Establish a Contact Voltage Detection and Repair Program Applicable to National Grid Pursuant to Enacted Legislation

On June 6, 2012, legislation was enacted directing the Commission and Division to open a docket addressing the issue of stray and contact voltage. The legislation requires the Commission to initiate a proceeding within 45 days and complete it within 120 days from passage, therefore, arriving to a completion date of October 4, 2012. The new legislation only applies to National Grid (NGrid). The Commission agreed to initiate this proceeding under the statute as a new part of Docket No. 4237.

Compliance Filings - Relating to National Grid's Request for Proposal (RFP) Results:


Compliance Filings - Relating to 2013 Annual Contact Voltage Filing

Compliance Filings Relating to 2014 Annual Contact Voltage Filing

Other Compliance Filings


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