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State Officials Say L.A. Is Charging More For Power (KFWB) --
California state officials say the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has raised the price for power it has sold to the state during periods of peak demand. The price, officials say, is at times higher than what some out-of-state wholesale power suppliers are charging.
State officials say the L.A. DWP and other municipal utilities -- that are not subject to deregulation -- are charging an average of $360 a megawatt hour during peak demand, while the average price from other energy suppliers is $310.
It is unclear exactly how much the Los Angles utility has charged, but the city has made about $100 million this year from selling its surplus power to the state.
State and city negotiators are working on a long-term deal for L.A. DWP power sales to the state. No deal has been reached. The two sides are conflicting over the state's policy of fining utilities that run power plants full time.
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"The two sides are conflicting over the state's policy of fining utilities that run power plants full time."
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