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STATE OF MAINE
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION Docket No. 2004-328
June 2, 2004
CENTRAL MAINE POWER COMPANY
Request for Approval of Standard Form
Contracts (Revisions to Agreement
CHANGES TO STANDARD
WELCH, Chairman; DIAMOND and REISHUS, Commissioners
On May 19, 2004, Central Maine Power Company (CMP), in anticipation of the upcoming standard offer solicitation, filed proposed changes to the Standard Offer Provider Standard Service Agreement (Agreement). These changes, which are minor in nature, include the addition of a definition of “Business Day,” language changes resulting from the implementation of Standard Market Design, and a recognition that RTO-NE may replace ISO-NE in the near term. CMP also proposed to update the uncollectible adder contained in its Exhibits as follows:
Large Class 3.4% 1.2%
Medium Class 1.1% 0.5%
Upon review of the proposed contract modifications, they are approved with some language changes. CMP proposed to delete paragraph 6.7 entirely in that the delivery point is now governed by paragraph 6.9. However, paragraph 6.9 only applies to the ISO-NE control area and, accordingly, language has been left in paragraph 6.7 to cover the delivery point in the northern Maine service territories. In addition, CMP’s proposed addition to paragraph 6.9 has been modified for clarity.
Upon review of the uncollectible backup data, I conclude that CMP’s revised uncollectible adders are reasonable and they are therefore approved.
Finally, a change to paragraph 7.2 of the Agreement is made to clarify that utilities may withhold funds at the direction of the Commission in the event a provider defaults on its obligations to provide standard offer service.
BY ORDER OF THE DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL ANALYSIS