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W.V. LOOKS AT GETTING INTO THE POWER BUSINESS

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The City Council held a special meeting Thursday to discuss its plans to get into the electric power business.

Mayor Jerry Wright said in the first phase, the city intends to purchase electricity through wholesale suppliers, probably the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, and "wheel" it through city transformers and lines to industrial users at West Ridge Commerce Park.Later, the city may develop a co-generation plant to supply the power, he added.

City Manager John Patterson said the project is designed to facilitate de-vel-op-ment at the city-owned business park by guaranteeing stable rates and uninterrupted service to industrial tenants.

"We have no intention of providing power citywide. It's strictly for industrial customers," Wright said. "The situation may change in the future, but right now, we have no plans to go further than that."