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  • Just_My_Thoughts Just_My_Thoughts Jul 2, 1998 7:07 PM Flag

    Fix it ourselves

    Saw today that several utilities and marketers
    are at FERC to ask the requlators to "fix" recent
    high prices that traded in the market. I would suggest
    that if FPL and a few large utilities in the eastern
    markets would join Western Systems Power Pool (WSPP) and
    trade only Schedule C2, this would not be an issue.
    WSPP caps a $24.00/MWh margin on all
    Margin caps can be changed by the members and are
    clearly defined.

    Trading market tariffs with no
    floor or ceiling can have risks.
    FPL and a few other
    large utilities can fix this themselves. Do we really
    want to ask the regulators to fix our markets? (The
    cure maybe worse than the problem) Remember IPPS's,
    QF's, DSM and other regulatory fixes?

    Just trade
    under the right tariff and get Schedule C2 product out
    on the market. - Don't drag the regulators into

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    • a good time to buy Hope you are right.If interest rates keep going down as expected investors may leave the safe utilities stocks and get back into the big boy stocks.

    • The market is acting crazy today.
      Good time to buy.

    • All the larger utilities have enjoyed a rocket
      ride only because of rotation by money managers into
      utilities. Anyone buying the larger utility names now is
      insane. FPL is overvalued by any fundamental measure you
      pick. Save your money for a better day. Look at some of
      the smaller utilities with twice the dividend yield.

    • Today was a little profit taking.
      You bought into a great company
      a favorite pick by senior citizens
      and most Floridians.

    • usual life spans of nuclear power plants is
      twenty five years
      even though FPL is increasing their
      output they are doing it via increased capicity at
      current plants, to my knowledge no further plants are

      stock split? your guess is as good as mine. don't think
      management wants to dilute the div rate as think it is prime
      moving of current upswing. if the fedrate increases then
      am sure it will start going down.

    • i remember when fpl was building st lucie II IN
      THE 80S.what is the life span of those power
      has this stock split any, it looks like by the price
      it should, what do you think? thanks for the

    • fpl is dang near recession proof, most of
      income/profit from south fl power grid w/o competeriors via
      div have been better but fpl dramatic stock$ uptick,
      w/ current panic about y2k for techs, ression of
      almost every one else this stock is one of few that may
      not have major correction in future
      only drawback
      is the nuclear plants are within end of lifespan w/o
      new plants on drawing boards- am holding for
      two-three more

      bottom line: seat back and enjoy

    • well today i just bought in for the first
      time!!sold disney/home depot
      to come on board,looking for
      something that everybody needs,
      the max chart is great
      on this stock
      also the div,as one poster put it
      it is a rocketride chart! dis and home depot is a
      rollercoaster!! to many shorts, i am long term not SHORT-s term,
      i am from georgia used to live in fl 8 years ago in
      port st lucie
      you are wondering why i did not buy
      southern co? no way, yuk, never,
      to much corp
      in my opinion,
      thanks charlie

    • I understand your concern about the
      priceing.Question.If someone was ready to turn off your electric
      service do you care how much it costs?My thought is the
      major problem is the marketer's all they are concerned
      with is the company's bottom line.Most marketer have
      lost there pants since open access has came about so
      this is a way to recoup some of there losses.Once
      again my thoughts.

      • 1 Reply to ryca7059
      • It is absurd to assume that cost doesn't matter
        for anybody! If it cost my utility, and subsequently
        me, $3000/mo for electric service, you can keep your
        electricity! For those who think like utilities (DSM, etc.),
        how many people would be willing to go without juice
        if the utility paid them $2,500/mo? Electricity only
        makes sense if the comodity provides ECONOMIC VALUE to
        the purchaser. If it gets too expensive, I and many
        others will find substitutions or do without. (My father
        didn't even have electricity until 1945.) Electricity is
        not a necessity.

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