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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A consortium of energy companies that boasted it could air-condition hundreds of Los Angeles schools faster and cheaper has failed to win recommendation for the $200-million job because it bid nearly $50 million higher than the district's estimate, officials said Tuesday. The rejection of Energy Alliance only heated an already boiling debate that pitted traditional government contracting practices against the private sector.
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August 30, 2001 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Electricity marketers said Wednesday that they may sue state utility regulators over their latest plan to end customers' ability to shop around for power. The marketers, which compete with the traditional utilities to sell power to business and residential customers, said they were stunned by a draft decision by the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend "direct access" retroactively to July 1.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1997 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A trio of power companies is seeking a contract to install air conditioning at more than 300 Los Angeles Unified School District campuses within a proposed 15 months--a fraction of the time it would take the district to do the work itself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Unified School District officials and the companies chosen to install air conditioning in dozens of campuses were to meet today to begin mapping out a construction schedule and whether a majority of the work can be done by Sept. 1. Eighty-eight schools in the Valley have been targeted by the district to be cooled by the fall, but exactly when the work will begin is to be hammered out over the next two weeks, along with other business arrangements. Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Unified School District officials and the companies chosen to install air conditioning in dozens of campuses were to meet today to begin mapping out a construction schedule and whether a majority of the work can be done by Sept. 1. Eighty-eight schools in the Valley have been targeted by the district to be cooled by the fall, but exactly when the work will begin is to be hammered out over the next two weeks, along with other business arrangements. Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The massive job of installing air-conditioning in the Los Angeles Unified School District has attracted 11 new bidders, setting up a showdown today with the consortium of three energy companies that is pressing the district to let it begin work immediately.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1997
In "To LAUSD: Don't Take the Utilities' Bait" (Commentary, June 10) Benjamin M. Reznik and Daniel W. Douglass attempt to characterize the potential air-conditioning agreement between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Energy Alliance as one between a naive, dull-witted entity and a wolf ready to pounce. They couldn't be more wrong. LAUSD is doing its homework before engaging in this agreement. And LAUSD realizes that the Energy Alliance, which is composed of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Pacific Enterprises and Enova Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The citizens committee overseeing Los Angeles' school repair bond funds brushed aside a hard sell from a local energy consortium Wednesday, opening a whirlwind bidding process on the massive job of air conditioning nearly 300 city schools. After hearing presentations by nine of the 11 concerns that want the $190-million job, the committee decided to allow them time to catch up with the proposal thrown into the ring early by a group of power companies called the Energy Alliance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1997 | AMY PYLE and DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
A proposal by a utilities consortium to speed up air-conditioning work on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses was described as too expensive and ill-advised in an internal district memorandum obtained by The Times on Monday. The Energy Alliance deal pushed by Mayor Richard Riordan looked promising on its face, vowing to bring air-conditioning to 301 schools within 15 months--a fraction of the time it would take the district to contract out individual projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A group of power companies that hopes to install, service and supply the energy for air conditioning at 301 Los Angeles schools released a proposal Wednesday offering a $1.5-million annual power credit but adding 15% to the construction cost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A consortium of energy companies that boasted it could air-condition hundreds of Los Angeles schools faster and cheaper has failed to win recommendation for the $200-million job because it bid nearly $50 million higher than the district's estimate, officials said Tuesday. The rejection of Energy Alliance only heated an already boiling debate that pitted traditional government contracting practices against the private sector.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The citizens committee overseeing Los Angeles' school repair bond funds brushed aside a hard sell from a local energy consortium Wednesday, opening a whirlwind bidding process on the massive job of air conditioning nearly 300 city schools. After hearing presentations by nine of the 11 concerns that want the $190-million job, the committee decided to allow them time to catch up with the proposal thrown into the ring early by a group of power companies called the Energy Alliance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The massive job of installing air-conditioning in the Los Angeles Unified School District has attracted 11 new bidders, setting up a showdown today with the consortium of three energy companies that is pressing the district to let it begin work immediately.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1997 | AMY PYLE and DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
A proposal by a utilities consortium to speed up air-conditioning work on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses was described as too expensive and ill-advised in an internal district memorandum obtained by The Times on Monday. The Energy Alliance deal pushed by Mayor Richard Riordan looked promising on its face, vowing to bring air-conditioning to 301 schools within 15 months--a fraction of the time it would take the district to contract out individual projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A group of power companies that hopes to install, service and supply the energy for air conditioning at 301 Los Angeles schools released a proposal Wednesday offering a $1.5-million annual power credit but adding 15% to the construction cost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1997
In "To LAUSD: Don't Take the Utilities' Bait" (Commentary, June 10) Benjamin M. Reznik and Daniel W. Douglass attempt to characterize the potential air-conditioning agreement between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Energy Alliance as one between a naive, dull-witted entity and a wolf ready to pounce. They couldn't be more wrong. LAUSD is doing its homework before engaging in this agreement. And LAUSD realizes that the Energy Alliance, which is composed of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Pacific Enterprises and Enova Corp.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2001 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Electricity marketers said Wednesday that they may sue state utility regulators over their latest plan to end customers' ability to shop around for power. The marketers, which compete with the traditional utilities to sell power to business and residential customers, said they were stunned by a draft decision by the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend "direct access" retroactively to July 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Unified School District officials and the companies chosen to install air-conditioning in dozens of campuses were to meet today to begin mapping out a construction schedule and figuring out whether a majority of the work can be done by Sept. 1. A total of 195 schools have been targeted in the first two phases of the air-conditioning program. But exactly when the work will begin is to be hammered out over the next two weeks, along with other business arrangements. Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1997 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A trio of power companies is seeking a contract to install air conditioning at more than 300 Los Angeles Unified School District campuses within a proposed 15 months--a fraction of the time it would take the district to do the work itself.
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