Central Vermont Public Service and the Vermont Department of Public Service have agreed to a rate settlement that will leave customer rates flat. In November, CVPS was authorized to increase its rates by one-third of a percent, while the DPS had suggested a decrease of 0.43 percent effective Jan. 1.Rates will remain unchanged pending Public Service Board approval of the settlement with the DPS. Accordingly, the bill for a residential customer who uses 500 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month will remain $73.11.By comparison, the same customer would pay up to $83.16 elsewhere in Vermont, and as much as $117.45 elsewhere in New England, according to the Edison Electric Institute.CVPS’s rates will serve as the base rates for a new alternative regulation framework approved by the PSB in September. Under the plan, CVPS’s rates will be adjusted every quarter to account for specified changes in power costs, and annually for specified changes in other costs and earnings.The new regulatory framework includes incentives to encourage CVPS to become more efficient and share related savings with customers. As part of the settlement, the PSB will investigate CVPS’s employee levels to ensure the company continues to operate efficiently.
A Russian national who had been hired as a water-bombing helicopter technician was found dead inside his hotel room in Bukit Kecil district, Palembang, South Sumatra, on Saturday, police have confirmed.The Ilir Barat I Palembang Police have identified the man as Aleksi Kuzin, 55. “[Kuzin] had been staying at the hotel since June 14 and was working as a crew member for one of the water-bombing helicopters used to put out forest fires in South Sumatra,” Ilir Barat I Palembang Police chief Comr. Yenni Diarty said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com. According to Yenni, Kuzin was found lying unconscious on the floor with various medicines found next to his body at 11:20 p.m. on Saturday.The police have yet to confirm the cause of death.South Sumatra Disaster Mitigation Agency disaster countermeasure head Ansori said Kuzin was suspected to have died from heart problems.“We already asked the doctors to reconfirm that his death was not caused by COVID-19,” Ansori said on Monday. (dpk)Topics :
Arteta has work to do (Picture: Getty)‘Who makes the decisions at that club? Who spends the money? ‘What will happen to Mesut Ozil, Arsenal’s highest-paid player, who was warming the bench at Brighton? And enigmatic defender David Luiz? Will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang commit to a new deal?‘There are so many problems at Arsenal and Arteta needs two things to solve this mess: time and money.’MORE: Mikel Arteta responds to Neal Maupay telling Arsenal’s players to ‘learn humility’MORE: ‘We need to be showing that fight!’ – Arsenal legend Ian Wright defends Matteo Guendouzi over Neal Maupay clashFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Jun 2020 11:34 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link194Shares Comment Advertisement Pep Guardiola would ‘struggle’ to fix ‘spineless’ Arsenal, says Jamie Redknapp Guardiola would ‘struggle’ to fix Arsenal, says Redknapp (Picture: AFP via Getty)Pep Guardiola would ‘struggle to solve the puzzle that is Arsenal’, according to Jamie Redknapp. Manchester City boss Guardiola’s former assistant manager Mikel Arteta is currently in charge at the Emirates and endured a miserable return to Premier League action.First, they were humbled by City in a 3-0 defeat on Wednesday night before suffering a shock loss to Brighton after what Redknapp described as ‘another spineless away performance’. The problems at the club, in Redknapp’s opinion, are ‘deep-rooted’ and the former Liverpool midfielder is not even convinced former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Guardiola would have the answers.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Mikel Arteta took over at Arsenal after working as assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City,’ Redknapp told the Daily Mail. ‘We don’t yet know whether he will live up to the standards set by his former boss.‘But even Guardiola would struggle to solve the puzzle that is Arsenal. Their problems are deep-rooted and Saturday saw another spineless away performance that showed this team is nowhere near being able to compete. Advertisement