NEW YORK MARKETS TO BUY ENERGY TOGETHER

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Under an historic agreement currently being worked out, the bulk of the major supermarket operators in the New York City area would buy power in aggregate for a flat rate.Jim Rogers, president of the Food Industry Alliance of New York State here, said last week his group is currently negotiating a deal for a 24- to 42-month contract that would begin May 1."This is a massive undertaking,"

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Under an historic agreement currently being worked out, the bulk of the major supermarket operators in the New York City area would buy power in aggregate for a flat rate.

Jim Rogers, president of the Food Industry Alliance of New York State here, said last week his group is currently negotiating a deal for a 24- to 42-month contract that would begin May 1.

"This is a massive undertaking," Rogers said. "We would not be going out and doing this unless there was

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