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State of Pennsylvania - 2006 - PA Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence

Summary

Without state or federal assistance, Chambersburg acquired a reliable and cost-effective power supply to manage uncertainty in the electricity market. The supply features a flexible wholesale agreement, construction of a new generating facility and a daily commitment to ensuring consumer value.

Description

Without state or federal assistance, Chambersburg acquired a reliable and cost-effective power supply to manage uncertainty in the electricity market. The supply features a flexible wholesale agreement, construction of a new generating facility and a daily commitment to ensuring consumer value. Because of its innovation and planning, the borough provides its residents with reliable service at wholesale costs substantially below other communities in Pennsylvania.

The project has delivered between 10 and 12 million dollars in value since 2004. The power plant acts as a hedge against exposure to high cost energy by capping market risk at the cost of generation, and it protects the borough from external transmission problems.

For its efforts to promote innovative community and governmental initiatives, Chambersburg Borough is honored with the 2006 Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence.

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Tags: Economic and Community Development, Finance, Government Performance and Management, Public Infrastructure, Technology





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