CVPS rates to remain flat thanks to regulatory settlement

first_imgCentral 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.last_img read more

Iloilo provincial civil defense group mulled

first_imgThecommendation was named after Roy Babas, a 12-year-old Boy Scout hero fromEstancia, Iloilo. Defensor said he would also seek thehelp of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. They will notonly serve as security personnel at the provincial capitol, stressed Defensor. ILOILO – The provincial government plans toform a “provincial civil defense group” that will serve as responders duringemergencies and disasters. Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. wants a uniform “enhanced community quarantine pass” throughout the province. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Gov.Arthur Defensor Jr. wants the provincial guards to make up the core of thisgroup. Also yesterday, the provincialgovernment recognized its Emergency Responders of Iloilo (e-ROI) for servicesrendered during the Dinagyang Festival 2020. Accordingto PDRRMO chief Dr. Jerry Bionat, provincial civil defense group personnel mustknow basic life support and first aid. “We willrevive, improve and step up our provincial guards by providing them training ondisaster response,” he said yesterday. Theymust know, too, how to move and transport patients and how to swim, Bionatadded. Forthe budget support and requirement for this provincial civil defense group, hewill be conferring with the Provincial Budget Office, Provincial AccountingOffice, General Services Office, Human Resource Management and DevelopmentOffice, and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office(PDRRMO). Theyreceived the first ever “Scout Roy Commendation” from Defensor and PDRRMO chiefDr. Jerry Bionat. Babas, aGrade 6 pupil, died saving seven persons during an accident at the Estanciaport on Jan. 24, 1971. (With areport from Louine Hope Conserva, Capitol News/PN)last_img read more

Kenya’s Kipruto breaks world 10km record in Valencia

first_imgRelatedPosts Access Bank Plc acquires Kenyan bank 172 Nigerians evacuated from Uganda, Kenya arrive in Abuja Kenyan runner hit by motorcycle, suffers fractured leg Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto on Sunday smashed the 10km world record at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja, clocking 26 minutes 24 seconds to win the World Athletics Gold Label road race. A statement made available by the World Athletics Media department on Sunday added that Kipruto’s half-way split of 13 mins 18 secs was also an improvement on the 5km world record. It pointed out that in spite of running on his own for the entire second half, Kipruto increased his pace and clocked 2 mins 37 secs for the sixth kilometre. After a slightly slower seventh kilometre of 2:40, the world under 10,000m champion ramped up his speed again for the eighth kilometre, which he covered in 2:36. It said that having passed 8km in 20:11, it became clear that Kipruto was on course to improve Joshua Cheptegei’s yet-to-be ratified world record of 26:38. It read that Cheptegei set the record six weeks ago in the same city, albeit on a different course. It said that closing kilometres of 2:38 and 2:35 secured the world record for the 20-year-old Kenyan, who covered the two halves in 13:18 and an impressive 13:06. The statement read that only the legendary Ethiopian duo Kenenisa Bekele (26:17.53) and Haile Gebrselassie (26:22.75) have recorded faster times on the track. Paul Tergat holds the Kenyan 10,000m record at 26:27:85. The statement added that the ecstatic Kipruto, who is coached by Colm O’Connell said afterwards: “I’m over the moon. “When I clocked 26:46 in Prague in 2018, I set myself the target of breaking the world 10km record and today my dream came true. “I’m very thankful to the organisers for relying on me to set the record and to the city and the people of Valencia for treating me so well and for their support throughout the race.”Tags: KenyaRhonex KiprutoValencia IbercajaWorld Athletics Gold LabelWorld Athletics Medialast_img read more