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Public vs. Private Sector Power Providers

Since California's power system went haywire, there's been a renewal of interest among West Coast cities in public providers of power. {Public power advocates say electricity from municipally owned companies is cheaper and more reliable.} But not everyone likes the idea of cities getting into the power-generating business. {Detractors say it's expensive and that lower prices are no sure thing.} NPR's Elaine Korry has a report.

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