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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
A long-term agreement to provide electricity to the Disneyland Resort project at a discount will be considered by the City Council tonight. The city-owned Public Utilities Department has negotiated the agreement with the Walt Disney Co. to provide electric service at a discounted rate at least through 2005. After that, the agreement gives the city the first right of refusal through 2010 to match any offer that Disney receives from another electricity provider. Edward K.
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BUSINESS
August 3, 1997 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Providence Metallizing Co. of Pawtucket, R.I., made industrial history last week when it bought electricity directly from New Energy Ventures, a power marketing company, instead of its local utility. The transaction, for several million kilowatts of electricity, is no pilot project but the beginning of deregulated, competitive electricity sales in America. New Energy Ventures, a Los Angeles-based 50-employee firm, didn't send the electricity all the way from California.
NATIONAL
July 28, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
On a day of near-record temperatures, New Yorkers crossed a historic threshold for electricity use. Con Edison, which has 3.1 million customers in the five boroughs and Westchester County, said it set a record for electric usage of 13,059 megawatts. The previous record was set the day before, when customers used 12,551 megawatts. "This is the first time we have ever gone over 13,000 in the 123-year history of Con Edison," utility spokesman Mike Clendenin said.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1985
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a Bonneville Power Administration policy that regulates the sale of power on the high-voltage Pacific Northwest-Southwest Intertie. That policy, which toughened regulations beginning last July, sparked a lawsuit against Bonneville, a federal agency, by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, a major buyer of surplus power on the intertie.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2006 | From Reuters
Southern California Edison on Monday issued a formal bid seeking as much as 1,500 megawatts of new electricity generation in a move to encourage power-plant construction in the West, the company said. The unit of Edison International said it wanted to purchase power under contracts of as long as 10 years in duration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1997
Electricity rates for Pasadena residents will increase by more than 11.28% after the City Council on Monday gave final approval to the increase to pay off the city-owned utility's debt. The increase will go into effect in mid-December. The council's action ratifies a decision last week to opt for a rate increase to help pay off the utility's $156 million in debt by 2002. That year, customers will be able to choose power from any provider.
NEWS
December 23, 1997 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long-awaited Jan. 1 inauguration of California's deregulated power market was put on hold indefinitely Monday night because the computer system responsible for pricing and scheduling electricity deliveries around the state will not be ready.
BUSINESS
June 13, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
U.S. energy regulators approved a $300-million project to ease congestion on a California electric transmission route that's been blamed for some of the blackouts during the state's power crisis last year. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the project, announced by Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham in October, will bring more power to the northern part of the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1989 | Compiled from staff and wire reports
Siamese, or joined, twins could develop in the early stages of embryonic growth after exposure to electric currents as weak as those from a toaster, a Canadian researcher said Monday. Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2000
Delivering pulses of electricity to a small area of the brain called the thalamus is as effective at controlling the tremors of Parkinson's disease as destroying the thalamus, but has fewer side effects, Dutch researchers report in today's New England Journal of Medicine. Dr.
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