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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Glendale City Council to consider electricity rate increases

    The City Council on Tuesday is set to discuss a controversial set of electricity rate increases that would raise the compounded rate by 29% for residents and 24% for businesses by 2018. The proposed hikes would begin with an average jump of 8% this...
  • City Council leans toward electricity rate hikes in Glendale

    The City Council took the first step toward increasing electricity rates Tuesday night, even after public speakers pleaded to not boost their bills and one woman was on the verge of being tossed out of council chambers. The majority of the council...
  • Glendale City Manager: Sell GWP or keep it?

    While the question has been brought up before — mostly rhetorically — Glendale's city manager asked City Council members this week if they want the city to continue running its home-grown utility, an entity that has been struggling financially...
  • This is not the time for rate increases

    The Glendale City Council should give more thought to ratepayers before raising electric rates nearly 30% over five years. Many ratepayers are still recovering from the worst economic downturn in recent memory. This is not the time for huge increases...
  • Ron Kaye: As certain as the lights coming on

    Ron Kaye: As certain as the lights coming on
    City Manager Scott Ochoa, armed with graphs and pie charts and a thousand details, spent 55 minutes offering a "relatively brief presentation" explaining why electricity rate hikes averaging 26 percent over the next five years are necessary or Glendale'...
  • Towns pay a high price for power

    Towns pay a high price for power
    Across the nation, cities are taking advantage of deals for cheaper electricity made possible by low-cost natural gas. But not in five Chicago suburbs and more than 200 other Midwestern towns that made a big bet on coal. Almost every month, Batavia,...
  • Using GWP as profit center is logical

    OK, some poor decisions may have been made in the past by Glendale city government regarding city employee pensions. Nevertheless, money to balance the city’s general fund budget would be in very short supply even if those decisions had never been...
  • Glendale Council approves rate increases

    Glendale Council approves rate increases
    In a 3-2 vote, the City Council on Tuesday night approved five years of electricity rate increases through 2018. When compounded, the increases equate to a 29% hike for Glendale's residents. The rate increases came after several public meetings about...
  • Time for users to pay fair share

    The city of Glendale is poised to do the right thing: increase electricity rates and refuse to coddle the consumers who like their electricity cheap and dirty. The fossil-fuel industry receives massive government subsidies, starting with virtually...
  • Year in Review: Glendale experienced highs and lows in 2013

    Year in Review: Glendale experienced highs and lows in 2013
    The year was filled with ups and downs, good news and bad. Some things changed. The City Council welcomed a new member, Glendale Community College ushered in a new leader, and the city and college tightened smoking rules. A long-simmering dispute about...
  • Last of incandescent light bulbs are banned

    Last of incandescent light bulbs are banned
    The final phase of a ban on incandescent light bulbs goes into effect Wednesday, leaving consumers with pricier energy-efficient options that are expected to save people money over time. Beginning Jan. 1, the production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent...