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New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI)/Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L) Records, 1978-1986

These records were received from two sources, the Council Research Office and District E Councilman Johnny Jackson's office in 1986-1987. Those from Council Research were generally recognizable as records dealing with the two companies. The District E records were mostly weeded from the files of Councilman Wayne M. Babovich where they had been kept for informational and reference purposes. These records thus are not a complete, organic record of the Council's relations with the city's two utility companies. Such a record may remain in the custody of the Council, either in the files of individual Councilmen or in the files of the Clerk of Council. This record series in some ways is an artificial one. It was retained mainly for reference purposes because of the importance of the matters that it deals with and can be deaccessioned when and if an official record series is accessioned by the Archives.

The City Council regulates the electric and gas utilities operating in the city of New Orleans. New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) provides this service for the East Bank of the city and Louisiana Power and Light Co. (LP&L) does the same for the West Bank. Both companies are part of the larger utility holding company, Middle South Utilities. These records deal primarily with the 1985-1986 application of the companies for the right to increase electric rates for retail users. Closely tied to the rate increase question are the matters of the nuclear generating plants constructed and operated for the companies during the late 1970's and early 1980's and the city's deliberations over the question of whether or not to municipalize the utilities.


INVENTORY

Box 1

Applications

New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI). Application for approval of an increase in rates for retail electric service. 1985. [v. 1-7]

Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L). Application for approval of an increase in rates for retail electric service in the 15th Ward of the City of New Orleans. 1985.

Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L). Application for approval of an increase in rates for retail electric service. 1986. [v. 1-5]

Box 2

Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L). Application for approval of an increase in rates for retail electric service. 1986. [v. 6-7]

Responses to Date Requests

First data request to New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) on increase of electrical rates (Prudence Investigation), Section A. [PA1-PA33]

First data request to New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) on increase of electrical rates (Prudence Investigation), Section B. [PB5-PB101]

Second data request to New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) on increase of electrical rates (Prudence Investigation), Section C. [PC1-PC16]

Box 3

First data request directed to New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI), retail rate increase application. [CNO4-CNO9]

Second data request directed to New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI), retail rate increase application. [CNO2-2-CNO2-6]

Citizens for Safe Energy, data request #1, interim rate increase application. [Questions 1-12]

City's response to Citizens for Safe Energy document request, March, 1986.

Other City Council documents

Correspondence
** City, parish, and state officials, 1983-1985.
** Gulf South Engineers, Inc., 1985.
** Law firms proposing to represent the Council in municipalization negotiations, 1985.
** Miscellaneous, 1982-1985.
** New Orleans law firms, 1983-1986.
** New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI)/Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L), 1984-1986.
** Vernier, Liipfert, Bernhard, & McPherson, 1984- 1985.

Council meetings
** June 2, 1983 [excerpts].
** January 29, 1985 (appearance of Floyd Lewis).
** January 29, 1985 [summary].

Hearings
** September 17, 1980 (New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) electric and/or gas rates).

Box 4

** March 13, 1985 (Ex-parte application of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) for an increase of its electric rates, consideration of additional emergency interim relief).
** June 25, 1985 (relative to possible prudency hearings on Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L) Waterford III). ** July 8, 1985 (relative to possible prudency hearings on New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) Grand Gulf II).
** August 22, 1985 (In the matter of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI), re: interim and temporary rate relief alternative #5, R.W. Beck and Associates or some other).
** October 3, 1985 (In the matter of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI), re: interim and temporary rate relief alternative #5, R.W. Beck and Associates or some other).
** February 20, 1986 (on New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) rate settlement proposal).
** March 7, 1986
** March 20, 1986 (Ex-parte application of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) for an increase of its electric rates, consideration of additional emergency interim relief, continued).

Memorandums
** City Attorney, 1982-1985
** Council Research Staff, 1982-1985
** Miscellaneous, 1982-1985

Municipalization studies
** Engineering report, preliminary study, R.W. Beck and Associates, May, 1985.
** Miscellaneous, 1984-1985.
** Municipal acquisition of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI)/Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L), R.W. Beck and Associates, draft, May, 1984.
** Prefeasibility study, Charles T. Main of Louisiana, Inc., August, 1983.
** Preliminary study (reference material), R.W. Beck and Associates, 1984.
** Status report of preliminary study, R.W. Beck and Associates, February, 1984.

Proposal
** Bond Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, 1985.

Report
** Preliminary analysis of the effect of Middle South Energy/New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) June 20, 1985 settlement proposal on the Grand Gulf #1 revenue requirements charged to New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI), R.W. Beck and Associates, 1985.

Statements made before the Council

Task Force on Municipalization and Alternatives
** Reports, 1984-1985.

Testimony before the Council, 1986.


Other agency documents


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
** Decision, 1985.
** Form #1: Major electric utilities, licensees, and others, New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI), 1984.
** Initial decision in Middle South System agreement case, February 14, 1985.
** Offer of settlement and related documents, 1985.

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (Louisiana)
** City of New Orleans vs. United Gas Pipeline Co., consolidated with Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L) vs. United Gas Pipeline Co., et al. (appeal from Civil District Court), appellees' and original appellants' brief of City of New Orleans and class of electric ratepayers of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI), 1985.
** City of New Orleans vs. United Gas Pipeline Co., consolidated with Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L) vs. United Gas Pipeline Co., et al. (appeal from Civil District Court), appendix brief of plaintiffs/intervenor-appellees, cross appellants, City of New Orleans and class of electric ratepayers of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI), 1985.

Louisiana Energy Study Commission
** Electricity in Louisiana, a background paper, February, 1985.

Louisiana Public Service Commission
** Grand Gulf hearing, October 26, 1982, New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI)/Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L) presentation.
** Orders in New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI)/Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L) cases, 1984.
** Statements before the Commission, 1985.
** Testimony of John Chavanne, January 23, 1985.

Middle South Utilities
** Annual reports, 1984.

Mississippi Public Service Commission
** Grand Gulf construction audit, executive summary, April, 1985.

New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI)/Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L)
** Annual reports, 1970-1984 (New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) only).
** Electric energy conservation and curtailment plan, 1978.
** News releases.
** Prospectuses, etc., 1978-1985.
** Uniform statistical report to American Gas Association, et al., (New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI)), 1984.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
** Miscellaneous, 1970-1985.

Securities and Exchange Commission
** Form 8-K (New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI), 1985.
** Form 10-K (Middle South Utilities, et al.), 1984.
** Form 10-Q (Middle South Utilities, et al.), 3rd Quarter, 1985.
** Form U-1, application-declaration under the Public Holding Company Act of 1935 (New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI)/Middle South Utilities), 1984.
** In the matter of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) and Middle South Utilities-appearance of the City of New Orleans, 1985.

U.S. District Court
** Middle South Energy/New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) vs. City of New Orleans, complaints.
** Middle South Energy/New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) vs. City of New Orleans, memorandum in support of application for temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, and permanent injunction.
** Middle South Energy/New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) vs. City of New Orleans, appendix to memorandum in support of application for temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, and permanent injunction.

Miscellaneous materials


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