little WRC logo Documents Related to WRC Involvement with Vermont Yankee Issues

Items of Current Interest

1) Vermont Public Service Board Docket No. 7600:  Investigation of Entergy Nuclear Vermont operations.

  1. Public Service Board Order 
  2. WRC Notice of Appearance
  3. Public Service Board Prehearing Conference Memorandum, March 18, 2010
  4. "Route Cause Analysis" report of why the leaks occurred.
  5. Entergy's response to the WRC's questions in the first round of discovery:
  6. Entergy VY Motion to Modify, April 30, 2010
  7. Windham Regional Commission Reply to the Motion to Modify, May 5, 2010
  8. Supplemental Comprehensive Reliability Report
  9. NRC Report on Ground Water Monitoring
  10. Initial Brief on Jurisdiction (submitted by Entergy VY)
  11. WRC Initial Brief on Jurisdiction of the Public Service Board
  12. WRC Participation in Phase 1 Technical Hearings
  13. Public Service Board Statement re: Scope of Technical Hearings
  14. WRC Request for Affirmative Relief

2) Studies Regarding Some Impacts of Vermont Yankee Re-Licensing Decisions

The VT Department of Public Service has placed some of the study reports regarding Vermont Yankee, conducted pursuant to Act 160 of 2006, on its website for public review. Not all studies are completed, but those that are complete have been submitted to the Public Service Board as Department testimony in the relicensing case and thus subject to discovery and cross-examination by other parties in the case. The reports are posted on the web at www.publicservice.vermont.gov/dockets/7440/7440.html and they are:

  1. Testimony of Scott Albert - “Mr. Albert analyzes the potential impacts of not relicensing the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. He looks at the impacts on the transmission and distribution system, power markets and pricing, energy and demand, and environmental concerns. He also explains the differences between several potential power replacement portfolios.”
  2. Testimony of William Jacobs - “Dr. Jacobs describes the decommissioning requirements for Vermont Yankee and provides an analysis of the adequacy of the decommissioning fund given reasonable assumptions for the escalation of decommissioning costs and earning rates of the decommissioning fund.”
  3. Testimony of Michael Mullet - “Mr. Mullett identifies and analyzes the principal implications of continued operation of Vermont Yankee for twenty years beyond its current operating license on the management of the plant’s spent nuclear fuel and low-level radioactive waste. He also describes and analyzes the regulatory commitments which ENVY and Entergy have made to the State of Vermont which will extend beyond the term of Vermont Yankee’s current operating license.”
  4. Testimony of Jacob Thomas - "Mr. Thomas analyzes the economic benefits to Vermont of continued operations of Vermont Yankee for twenty years beyond its current operating license. Mr. Thomas analyzes government revenues and burdens, impacts through economic activity of the plant, and potential ratepayer benefits through revenue-sharing and discounted price alternatives."
3) Entergy Vermont Yankee Petition to Extend Operation of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station Beyond 2012

I. Windham Regional Commission pre-filed testimony to the Vermont Public Service Board, January 22, 2009. Press release

II. Windham Regional Commission letter to the Vermont Public Service Board, April 16, 2008 commenting on and making recommendations about the petition to extend operations

  • letter (549 kb PDF)
  • Appendix A, electronic transcript of comments presented at the January 27 public hearing. This is a PTX file generated by RealLegal E-Transcript software. To view this file, you must first download a free E-Transcript Viewer.
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  • Appendix B, copies of email comments from the public received by WRC (269k PDF);
  • Appendix D, copies of written comments from the public received by WRC (300k PDF);

III. Petition filed at the Vermont Public Service Board pursuant to Section 248 of Title 30 of the Vermont Statues

IV. Preliminary filing to the WRC and related information

  • WRC memo (85k PDF), to Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee (ENVY), dated November 15, 2007, regarding their plans to apply for a Certificate of Public Good.
  • ENVY filing to WRC, dated December 7, 2007, including:
    • Letter (705k PDF);
    • Tab 1 (837k PDF), site plan;
    • Tab 2 (1019 PDF), viewshed maps and photographs;
    • Tab 3 (84k PDF), "2005 Vt. Electric Plan" chart re Projected Peak Load and Committed Resources;
    • Tab 4 (69k PDF), "Vermont's Energy Future" excerpt re Impact of Energy Efficiency Efforts;
    • Tab 5 (919k PDF), "2005 Vt. Electric Plan" excerpt re Current Forecasted and Demand for Energy;
  • Meeting notes (35k PDF), from WRC Energy Committee meeting on December 13, 2007.
  • WRC submission to Public Service Board, dated January 18, 2008, including:
    • letter from WRC to PSB (183k PDF);
    • Appendix G, copies of email comments from the public received by WRC (473k PDF);
    • Appendix H, copies of written comments from the public received by WRC (2093k PDF);
    • Appendix G, electronic transcript of comments presented at the January 7 public hearing. This is a PTX file generated by RealLegal E-Transcript software. To view this file, you must download a free E-Transcript Viewer.
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      • download electronic transcript file VYhearing.ptx, 78k, here (when downloading, SAVE this file to your computer)

IV. Related statues

  • The Public Service Board will review the petition under Section 248 of Title 30, which is available on the Vermont Legislature's website. Click here. The criteria that must be met are described in subsection 248(b) of the above.
  • The above also refers to Act 250 criteria numbers 1 through 8 and 9K. Those are contained in Section 6086(a) of Title 10 of the Vermont Statues, which is available here.

4) Corporate Restructuring: Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee application to the Public Service Board for approval to transfer control of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station to a new subsidiary corporation




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