Duke/Fluor Daniel said it has been awarded a turnkey contract byPanda Paris Power LP, to provide engineering, procurement,construction and start-up services for a proposed 1,000 MWgas-fired power plant in Paris, TX. “Power from the plant will bedistributed through TU Electric and will be sold to members of theElectric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the Southwest PowerPool (SPP) and other users,” said a spokesman for Dallas-basedPanda Energy, parent company of Panda Paris Power. Commercialoperation of the combined cycle power plant is scheduled for summer2000. Construction will begin next March.

In response to a request from a broad industry coalition FERChas extended the deadline for comments on its Notice of ProposedRulemaking (RM98-10-000), its Notice of Inquiry (RM98-12) and arelated New York Public Service Commission petition for rulemaking(RM98-11) until Jan. 22, 1999. Industry representatives said theywould be unable to deal with the vast number of complex issues thatcould change the way of doing business on interstate pipelines.

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