S. California Power Play
- Tallahassee, Fla. switches tactics by planning tax-free financed power-plant. McEntee, Christopher // Bond Buyer;06/03/98, Vol. 324 Issue 30406, p44
Focuses on the decision by the city of Tallahassee, Florida not to sell its municipal electricity utility and instead build a power plant financed with tax-free debt. Plan to issue revenue bonds for the plant in August 1998; Presentation of a list of options that will influence financing to...
- MINNESOTA: MMPA Outlook Improves. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;11/21/2007, Vol. 362 Issue 32759, p9
The article reports on the positive rating given to the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) by Moody's Investors Services Inc. with the operation of the former's Faribault Energy Center. According to the article, the plant's cost per kilowatt remained competitive with other agencies despite...
- Lincoln, Neb., Utility Plans $270M for Plant, Refunding. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;4/26/2007, Vol. 360 Issue 32616, p36
The article reports that Lincoln, Nebraska, electric system is planning to sell its tax-exempt revenue bonds for the completion of the state's utility plans. Sell of tax-exempt revenue bonds is part of the state's plan in completing a coal-fired power plant and other projects, as well as refund...
- Muni Utilities Need Extra Cash for Emergencies. Kinnander, Ola // Bond Buyer;5/23/2002, Vol. 340 Issue 31392, p4
Reports the need of municipal electric utilities to increase the amount of cash for the coming adversities in the U.S. Availability of cash to pay possible debt; Development of problem on energy supply; Prediction on the establishment of coal-fired plants.
- Pasadena leads the charge when it comes to facing electricity competition. Figler, Andrea // Bond Buyer;08/21/98, Vol. 325 Issue 30462, p26
Reports on plans by Pasadena, California to issue revenue/refinancing bonds in August 1998 in preparation for complete electric utility deregulation. Use of revenues to help the city create a special structure to ensure it maintains a competitive edge; Assurance that the bonds will not go into...
- Pasadena, Calif.'s refunding is aimed at power deregulation. Figler, Andrea // Bond Buyer;08/03/98, Vol. 325 Issue 30448, p7
Reports on the opening of bids on revenue refunding bonds in Pasadena, California. Value of the bonds; Rating by Standard & Poor's; Outlook for the city's electric system outstanding debt; Schedule of the release of the bonds.
- Municipal utilities may face problems with pending IRS private-activity rules. Stanton, Michael // Bond Buyer;10/21/97, Vol. 322 Issue 30256, p6
Focuses on possible problems for municipal utilities resulting from the US Internal Revenue Service's rules on private use of bond-financed public power facilities. Participation of municipal utilities in deregulated markets; Credit outlook for the high-quality sector; Comments from industry...
- Electric power. Tunick, Britt // Bond Buyer;11/12/97, Vol. 322 Issue 30271, p19A
Reports that refunding continues to be the primary activity in of the electric power industry in the municipal market. Percentage increase in the third-quarter activity in the electric power industry from 1996-1997; Percentage decline in the combined activity for the first three quarters;...
- West Texas agency to issue first debt for a new plant. Preston, Darrell // Bond Buyer;01/13/98, Vol. 323 Issue 30309, p28
Focuses on the West Texas Municipal Power Agency's issuance of its first-ever debt for a new generating plant in early February 1998. Total worth of bonds to be issued by the agency; Terms of the offering; Value savings to be generated by the project.