a. Purpose of Document
On February 14, 2011, VELCO filed a Notice of Cancellation of its Local Service Schedule, Schedule 21-VELCO, which is part of ISO-New England's FERC Electric Tariff No. 3 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). No one has taken service under Schedule 21-VELCO since June 30, 2006, when VELCO transferred all of its transmission facilities to Vermont Transco LLC (VTransco). VTransco provides service over such facilities pursuant to applicable tariffs, including Schedule 21-VTransco. On February 24, 2011 VELCO made an Amendment to Filing to Correct Requested Proposed Effective Date in connection with its Notice of Cancellation of Schedule 21-VELCO. The effective date for cancellation is April 1, 2011. FERC issued a Letter Order on April 1, 2011 approving the cancellation of Schedule 21-VELCO.
b. Overview of Transmission Service in New England
Effective February 1, 2005, ISO-NE began operating as the Regional Transmission Organization (“RTO”) for New England. Transmission owning companies, as signatories to the Transmission Operating Agreement became Participating Transmission Owners (PTO) in this RTO. The governing document for providing transmission service in New England is the ISO New England Transmission, Markets and Services Tariff (“ISO-NE Tariff”). Section II of the ISO-NE Tariff, the ISO-NE OATT, provides the rates, terms and conditions for transmission service over the regional transmission system. Schedule 21 of Section II of the ISO-NE Tariff provides the rates, terms and conditions associated with providing transmission service over the PTOs’ local transmission facilities. (Point-to-Point Service over the Phase I/II HVDC Transmission Facilities is provided for under Schedule 20a, as outlined in separate Business Practices for Schedule 20A.)
II. Procedures for Arranging for Transmission Service
To apply for service over the system please go to Tariff and Services Page of Vermont Transco LLC .