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ELP Volume 77 Issue 2

Equity Office picks PG&E Energy:

PG&E Energy Services was selected by Equity Office Properties Trust, the largest publicly held owner and manager of office properties in the United States, to supply power for its facilities in California. The contract involves $50 million of power purchases over several years, and is expected to save the customer more than $1.5 million.

NSP catches flak over ISO:

Minnesota Power of Duluth, Minn., filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in late December charging Northern States Power Co. (NSP) with breach of contract. According to Minnesota Power, NSP promised in 1996 to support an independent system operator (ISO) proposal advanced by the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool (MAPP), in return for Minnesota Power`s support of NSP`s ill-fated merger with Wisconsin Electric. The complaint asks FERC to "order NSP to join the existing