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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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    New TVA rate option to have minimal effect on bills

    The Tennessee Valley Authority is eliminating the wholesale rate structure the Oxford Electric Department had been using to pay TVA for power and has replaced it with three other options that TVA claims are a more accurate way to measure costs. The OED said the change will only minimally affect its customers who may see a slight increase in the summer and a slight decrease in the winter months. (August 10, 2012, Page 2A)

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      Electric department presents 2013 budget

      The Oxford Electric Department presented its Fiscal Year 2013 budget to the Oxford Board of Aldermen Thursday. The board will review the $24 million budget and bring it up for a vote at its next board meeting. (May 18, 2012, Page 3A)

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        Neely joins city Electric Department

        Rob Neely recently began his job as the assistant superintendent of the City of Oxford Electric Department. He had previously been with Elliott and Britt Engineering. (May 2, 2011, Page 5A)

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          Plans offered to save money by saving energy

          TVA is partnering with the city of Oxford, the University of Mississippi and local power distributors to promote to Kick-Off Energy Efficiency Challenge. The challenge offers four viable energy saving options to members of TVA in an effort to save money, energy and the environment. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Howorth making way back into public service

            On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate former mayor Richard Howorth to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. (March 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Squirrels causing power outages throughout Oxford

              When the lights flicker, it could mean another grey squirrel has lost his life on a power line in Oxford. Squirrels cause $10-$15,000 in damages each year despite City of Oxford’s Electric Department’s best efforts to keep them away. (December 29, 2010, Page 1)

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                Electric dept. seeks $20M budget

                The Oxford Electric Department is asking the Oxford Board of Aldermen to approve a $20 million budget for fiscal year 2011 which begins July 1. All other city departments begin the new fiscal year on Oct. 1. (June 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Blown switch: 1,500 in the dark

                  A blown switch at the Oxford Electric Department substation left about 1,500 residents without power for about an hour Tuesday afternoon. (May 12, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Harvesting energy from the sun

                    As the proud owner of the first residential solar installation in Oxford, Lowry Lomax’s main objective is to help the environment. Completing a process that began eight months ago, Lomax worked with Mississippi Solar, the Oxford Electric Department and Avent Builders to complete the installation of the panels at his home on Tyler Avenue. (February 3, 2010, Page 1)

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