Northern States Power Co. issued a request for proposals (RFP)
for up to 1,200 MW of power generation capacity and associated
energy for a period of 10 years, beginning sometime between May 1,
2003, and May 1, 2005. NSP will use the additional resources to
meet increased retail customer demand. NSP is seeking peaking,
intermediate and base-load resources. The RFP is open to all
sources of power, including renewable resources. NSP will select
winning proposals based on cost, environmental impact and delivery
guarantees. Before awarding the contract(s), NSP will submit the
evaluation of the proposals to the Minnesota Public Utilities
Commission (MPUC) for review. For a copy of the RFP or more
information, contact David L. Zuck at (612) 330-6452. He also may
be reached via fax, (612) 330-5868, or e-mail,
energyOn.com, America's Online Energy Store, launched its Web
site at www.energyon.com, targeting residential and commercial
consumers in Ohio who are currently undergoing gas deregulation.
Users can compare prices, services and providers, as well as
research products. Once they have made decisions, they can sign up
with a provider of choice. energyOn.com operates as a consumer
resource and is not a competitive energy supplier. The choices
deregulation offers can be confusing. "That is why we offer a site
which provides simple, straightforward answers to consumers'
questions, and we lay out the choices in a clear and concise
fashion which helps them make more informed decisions," said Ken
Soule, executive vice president for partnership development.
energyOn.com plans to extend its service to New York, New Jersey
and Pennsylvania soon.
Newfield Exploration is buying from Phillips Petroleum interests
in 42 leases in 22 Gulf of Mexico fields for about $22 million.
Newfield expects to be named operator in six of the fields. The
price and interests to be acquired will be subject to customary
adjustments, including the possible exercise of preferential
third-party purchase rights. Newfield explores, develops and
acquires oil and gas properties principally in the Gulf of Mexico
and has operating activities in the onshore Gulf Coast and offshore
Australia and China.
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