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Notice of Open Meeting

Pursuant to the provisions of the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act, R.I.G.L. 42-46-6 (b), the public is hereby notified that the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will hold an open meeting on Friay, April 29, 2016 @ 10:00 A.M. in Hearing Room A, 89 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, Rhode Island for the purpose of discussing, deliberating and/or voting on the following dockets.  Because this is not a hearing, the PUC will not be accepting oral public comments. 

4611 – Kent County Water Authority – Kent County Water filed on April 7, 2016, new rates designed to collect additional revenues of $3,296,334 or 16.71%.  The PUC will rule on Kent County Water’s request to extend the test year in KCWA's rate filing by eight (8) days and accept the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 as the test year, and suspend the proposed rates to conduct discovery and hearing into the rate filing.   

4610 – The Narragansett Electric Co. d/b/a National Grid -  Suspension of National Grid’s March 30, 2016 Environmental Response Cost Tariff Provision.  Discovery is in progress. 

3628 – National Grid - Review and rule National Grid’s January 8, 2016 request for approval of Amended Service Quality Plan Agreement executed between the company and the Division.  Specifically, the Agreement proposes to modify the Customer Contact performance standard to (1) replace the survey in the 2007 Service Quality Plan with a different survey consisting of two questions from National Grid’s existing internal contactor survey; and (2) to update the historical performance benchmark period and related satisfaction targets used to evaluate the survey results, beginning with calendar year 2016. 

4536-C – National Grid -  Review and rule on National Grid’s April 7, 2016, Process Change Request to its quarterly small-scale solar aggregation compliance report.   
4341 – Pascoag Utility District – Review and rule on Pascoag’s March 23, 2016 request to use funds from the Storm Reserve Fund for the expenses incurred with the February 5, 2016 winter storm. 

Competitive Telecommunications Service Providers Dockets
Review and rule on applications for authority to transact as supplier of telecommunications service and a request to rescind as submitted in the following dockets:

  • 4612 – Mobilitie Management, LLC (application)
  • 4613 – Rhode Island Telephone, Inc. (application)
  • 2262(Y21) – Spectrotel, Inc. (rescission)

Minutes of Open Meetings

Luly E. Massaro
Commission Clerk
April 26, 2016 – 4:00 P.M.



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