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Monday, March 30, 2015

Rob Neely

TVA rate change won’t have big impact

The Wholesale Rate Structure Change is estimated to increase Oxford Electric’s power cost from TVA, which OED will pass through to the retail customers who could see a .66 cent-raise each month. (March 19, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Ice impact minor

More than 3,000 people lost power in Lafayette County on Monday due to downed power lines and several schools have delayed openings this morning.

 (February 17, 2015, Page 1, 12)

OED to get Smart meters

The Oxford Electric Department has received board approval to enter into contract with Landis and Gyr to provide a RF Automated Metering Infrastructure Network for its electric meters, which immediately offer many advantages to the utility and our customers. (December 26, 2014, Page 1)

TVA sets price hike

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced a 1.5 increase for power customers when it approved its FY 2015 budget in August. (September 18, 2014, Page 2)

Oxford gets charging stations

The Oxford Electric Department recently installed a charging station for electric cars that is free and available to the public, in the city-owned parking lot behind the Oxford-University Club. A second charger will be installed in the same parking lot in the next few weeks. (July 18, 2014, Page 1A)

Electric department warns of scams

The Oxford Electric Department is warning business customers against telephone scammers who are calling local businesses and threatening to discount their power if they aren’t paid within the hour.

  (June 24, 2014, Page 2)

Cold winter means less revenue for OED

Despite a slight expected decrease in revenue thanks to mild summers and a cold winter, the Oxford Electric Department said no raise in rates is expected to be passed onto its customers in 2015. (June 10, 2014, Page 1, 3)

City saves green by going green

The Oxford Electric Department will be able to purchase three hybrid electric trucks at a very reduced cost thanks to a grant from TVA. (November 7, 2013, Page 1)

City may soon be bigger

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to move foward with plans to annex about 150 acres south of County Road 300. In other aldermen business, Oxford Electric Superintendent Rob Neely reported TVA will be raising rates 1.5 percent which will mean a $1.50 increase per 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity. Read about these and other actions, and discussions, taken by the board in today’s EAGLE. (September 4, 2013, Page 1)

City may purchase smart meters

Included in the proposed 2014 Fiscal Year budget for the Oxford Electric Department are several capital projects aimed at improving service including the purchase of an Automated Meter Infrastructure. (May 13, 2013, Page 1A)

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