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Feds to investigate utilities
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal parently were used in some wholesale The commission had directed its staff
energy officials yesterday ordered a electricity sales to utilities whose own to conduct a preliminary audit of three
full investigation into whether some generating capacity was reduced by major electricity systems and to collect
utility companies overcharged others coal shortages. billing information from individual
for electricity during last winter's coal The commission said the in- companies.
strike. vestigation would determine whether The full-scale investigation it has or-
The announcement by the Federal such transfers of electricity should dered will apply to those systems and
Energy Commission said a preliminary have been billed under less expensive companies plus a number of others not
audit found that "extraordinary" rate schedules than those which were previously audited.
operating and billing practices ap- applied.
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Thursday. May 11,.1979
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