Plaquemine may get new power contract

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Posted: Oct 8, 2009 5:23 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Oct 8, 2009 6:09 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Plaquemine, power, electricity, contract, agreement, LEPA

Residents in Plaquemine could begin seeing cheaper utility bills if an interim agreement with a power supplier is approved.

Plaquemine is one of 19 cities that owns a power plant. Right now, it gets electricity from the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority or LEPA.

After dozens of residents complained about high bills last year, city leaders started looking for cheaper options.

If the agreement gets approved, it could save the city as much as two million dollars on it's energy costs.

Residents told News 2 they are not holding their breath.

"I just want them to follow through with their promise in talking about doing something that will be helpful to the taxpayers," Susie Songy said.

The interim agreement will go before the Board of Selectmen next week.

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