-- Governor delays opening of Nevada power market
In a setback for deregulation, Nevada's Gov. Kenny Guinn Wednesday pushed back the start of competition in the state's electric power markets by almost 1 year, claiming Nevada does not have a long-term strategy in place for meeting the state's energy needs. Under a July agreement, competition was scheduled to start Nov. 1 for some of the state's biggest power customers, including Las Vegas casinos. But the governor now says competition will begin by Sept. 1, 2001.