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MARCH 2012 - VOL. 28 NO. 3 (Continued on page 2.) by Robert Varela APPA Public Power Daily, February 13, 2012 South Daytona, Florida, has moved a big step closer to forming a municipal electric utility. At a hearing before Circuit Court Judge William A. Parsons to facilitate the city's purchase of the electrical distribution system, Florida Power & Light (FPL) reversed its position on allowing South Daytona to acquire FPL’s assets before finalizing the separation of the system, the city said. FPL counsel told the court that he misspoke at the January 27 hearing and FPL is now working on an Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement, City Attorney Scott Simpson said. The investor-owned utility expects to deliver a first draft to the city by February 17. It was represented that the agreement would address all aspects of the sale, including transfer of assets, customer account information, separation plans and financial arrangements, Everything you must know about electricity in Texas the city said. South Daytona is scheduled to close this month on a loan in connection with the purchase. In response to an inquiry by Judge Parsons, FPL did not commit on the time it would take to do the separation work and when a closing date could be set. Another court status conference is scheduled for February 24, to review progress made toward finalizing the sale. South Daytona Mayor George Locke expressed concern that FPL is continuing to delay the sale of the system, but said he is optimistic that the court will monitor this process and facilitate the sale. "The City Council voted to acquire this system in July. Now, seven months later we are still questioning whether FPL is fully cooperating," Locke said. "The city has fulfilled every requirement demanded by FPL, and we are ready to move forward with the purchase." South Daytona, Florida moving forward with municipalization by Jenery Bentham in Technology, February 5, 2012 Deregulation in Texas split up the industry into distinct pieces. The principal players are the ones who produce the electric power, those who distribute and transmit the electrical power, and eventually the firms that homeowners deal with directly. The companies that deal directly with retail consumers are retail electricity providers (REPs). They are the ones who are responsible for buying power from the producers and retailing it to consumers. Fort Worth is a deregulated market. That means that most of the general public within the state are free to select the company that provides the lowest electricity rates. Retail Electric Providers (REPs) offer electric power to consumers. It is their company name on the bill and they carry out consumer support. Retail Electric Providers compete with others to win residential customers. They try to differentiate themselves by offering multiple rates and pricing options, by designing incentive programs and offering good customer service. What makes one Texas energy provider different from another? There are several ways that electricity companies can differentiate themselves from the crowd. The first and most obvious way they stand out is to provide you with lower electricity rate plans than their competition. They can also differentiate themselves from others by offering incentive programs. Many electricity companies offer incentives to new customers. Many of these incentives may include discounts for other products. They can sometimes include air miles or other deals. Grand Prairie is a deregulated marketplace. This means that most homeowners in the state are free to pick the electricity provider that provides the lowest electricity rates. Power producing companies sell wholesale to the REPs, who bundle the power with transmission and delivery service for sale to retail customers. Most commonly in Grand Prairie such electricity is produced using natural gas. However, coal, wind, water, and other renewable sources are also employed to generate electric power in Irving. This type of set-up permits competition in the free market to allow lower electricity rates in Texas. At the production level, power producers have an incentive to maintain their prices and costs competitive given that the retail electric companies were given a need to provide electric cheaper to customers. This is passed down to the wholesaler. Arlington is a deregulated marketplace. That means that most end-users in the state have the freedom to pick the electricity company which offers the lowest electricity rates. Credit considerations could affect the electricity price end-users may pay. Businesses with a good credit score can commonly get no deposit electricity plans while customers with weak credit generally have to pay a sizable deposit. Adverse credit electricity plans that need no deposit will probably include a higher electric rate.
|Okla State Agency||
Municipal Power Authority, Oklahoma (OMPA)
|Okla Agency Code||'981'|
|Title||OMPA transmission, 03/2012, v.28 no.3|
Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority.
|Purpose||Everything you must know about electricity in Texas; South Daytona, Florida moving forward with municipalization|
|For all issues click||M2700.6 T772|
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