CMS-MST Wins City of Columbus MW Contract
The lights will shine in the city of Columbus, OH, for at least
the next five years if CMS Energy Corp. has anything to say about
it. CMS Marketing, Services and Trading (CMS-MST) reported last
week that it has been awarded a long term contract to provide
wholesale electricity and other energy services to the city's
13,000 residential and commercial customers.
"This contract will protect Columbus' municipal utility from the
risk of sharp increases in the price of electricity," said Tamela
W. Pallas, president of CMS Marketing, Services and Trading. The
marketer will manage the risks both of existing and new contracts.
Under the agreement, CMS-MST will supply the entire electricity
demand for Columbus' Division of Electricity over a five-year
period commencing January 1, 2001. In addition to the residential
and commercial customers, the agreement encompasses the electricity
needs of all of the city's buildings and streetlights. The
municipal utility in the past has served a peak demand of 147 MW
which was set back in July 1999. CMS' bid won the contract over
several other electricity marketers.
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