Dairyland doth protest too much

Filed under:Uncategorized — posted by admin on January 24, 2012 @ 10:11 am

Remember that Patricia Conway, intervenor in the Wisconsin CapX 2020 Hampton-Rochester-LaCrosse docket, who intervened specifically because she wanted to raise as an issue that Dairyland Power Cooperative does not have authority under its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws to enter into this agreement as a CapX 2020 participant?  Dairyland has objected, and objected, and now formally objected!  Why would they be so oppositional if there wasn’t a problem?

Pat Conway – Intervention

Conway – Formal Request for Issue to be Included

As usual, NoCapX 2020 was the only “friendly” intervenor to respond to her request:

NoCapX 2020 Response to Issue Raised by Conway

And then there are the naysayers, Dairyland, of course, but also the PSC Staff, and just whose interests are they supposed to be representing, anyway?

Dairyland’s Response to Conway Request

PSC Staff Response to Request for Inclusion

Well, the Order came out, the ALJ essentially ordering what NoCapX 2020 had argued:

Order – Motion to Amend Prehearing Conference Memo

The silence among the other intervenors is disturbing — something this obvious and not a peep.  And the plot thickens, as Dairyland Power Cooperative files a Motion:

Dairyland’s Motion for Interlocutory Review

Dairyland doth protest and objecteth too much!

CETF retains Overland and files revised IC Application

Filed under:BadgerCoulee - Wisconsin,Hampton-Alma-LaCrosse,Wisconsin — posted by admin on @ 9:27 am

Busy day… Citizens Energy Task Force and NoCapX 2020 have joined forces, both now represented by moi, Carol A. Overland.  We’ve been working in tandem, and it makes sense to join together to be able to challenge CapX 2020 in a big way.

Filed yesterday:

Overland – Notice of Appearance for CETF

The PSC Staff had directed CETF, in the form of a Data Request, to retain an attorney, to provide for that in its Intervenor Compensation Application, and to submit a revised IC Application.  OK, fine, we can do that:

CETF’s Revised Intervenor Compensation Application

The PSC had said that the work that NoCapX proposed was duplicative:

PSC Order – Denial of NoCapX 2020 IC Application

That makes no sense, because no one else had proposed what we did.  But because Clean Wisconsin was addressing “environmental” issues, we dropped that aspect and moved forward with an expert on property valuation, which NO ONE else is touching, and with MSB Energy Associates on need, which we’re approaching in a way far different than Citizens Utility Board.

We shall see…

NoCapX 2020 remains an intervenor

Filed under:BadgerCoulee - Wisconsin,Hampton-Alma-LaCrosse,Wisconsin — posted by admin on @ 9:19 am

Remember the “Recession” Order?

05-CE-136 Notice of Possible Recession of Order and Order to Respond

And the NoCapX 2020 Response to that Order?

NoCapX 2020 Response to Notice of Possible Recession of Order Granting Party Status and Order to Respond

Well, we got what we wanted and were NOT booted out of the proceeding:

05-CE-136 Order to Clarify Party Status



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