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CPW partners for county scholarship, adjusts for impact fees

Laurens , South Carolina – High School juniors and seniors across Laurens County have the opportunity to compete for one of two $2,500 scholarships offered through a new partnership between the City of Clinton, Laurens Commission of Public Works and their electric provider, Piedmont Municipal Power Agency. “PMPA has funds available for scholarships, and we…

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Clinton begins plans for future power sales

Clinton, South Carolina – Seeking to lessen the possibility of electric rate hikes for the city in coming years, Clinton City Council last week instructed Clinton City Manager Tom Brooks to develop contracts with Piedmont Municipal Power Agency for the potential sale of excess electric capacity starting in 2029. The sale will only involve excess…

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Years later PMPA lawsuit continues

Laurens County, South Carolina – Hot summer days can be stressful enough for folks simply trying to stay cool, but due to a long-standing lawsuit between member utilities of the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency, summer stress includes knowledge that a controversial and long-standing lawsuit remains unresolved. The lawsuit pits the plaintiffs: Laurens Commission of Public…

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Thursday PMPA meeting offers solution for supplemental power discord

Update note: Includes broader supplemental power agreements description. While the city councils of Laurens and Clinton handled an issue in very different ways, both councils approved resolutions this week ahead of a Thursday morning, Nov. 21, meeting of the Piedmont Municipal Power Authority. At issue is the supplemental power agreements that the 10 cities have…

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LCPW acts ahead of more PMPA concerns

Commissioners with the Laurens Commission of Public Works voted Monday evening to allow CPW General Manager John Young to make a request of Laurens City Council regarding a Piedmont Municipal Power Agency contract. The commissioners took action following a lengthy executive session, voting to request that Young ask city council for the authority to cancel…

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