Municipal Archives


​Dallas Power and Light Company, 1888, 1912-1923, 1943

​Collection 1991-043

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Repository
Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201​
CreatorDallas Power and Light Company and City of Dallas 
TitleDallas Power and Light Company
Dates1888, 1912-1923, 1943
Quantity10 linear inches
AbstractRate and regulation history of the Dallas Power & Light Company.
Identification1991-043
LanguageRecords are in English
Scope and Content

Collection documents the early history of Dallas Power and Light Company and its interaction with the City of Dallas. Materials include Dallas Power & Light rate schedules, City ordinances granting a franchise to the company, records of actions taken by the Dallas Board of Commissioners and correspondence regarding rate changes and regulation. 

The Texas Power & Light Company (TP&L) consolidated 13 electric companies under one company in 1912, and in 1917 formed TP&L to power the Dallas area. In 1984, Dallas Power and Light merged with two companies, TESCO and TP&L, to form Texas Utilities Electric Company, later known as TXU.

Organization

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Access​

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

Citation

Dallas Power and Light Company, 1888, 1912-1923, 1943 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas Power and Light Company - History
Electric utilities -- Texas -- Dallas - History

Container List

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Letter of acceptance of an ordinance pertaining to telephone, telegraph and electric light companies by the Electric Light Power and Manufacturing Company, 1888
2Memorandum of an Agreement between the City of Dallas and the Dallas Electric Light and Power Company for public lighting, 1912-1914
3Ordinance granting a franchise from the City of Dallas to Dallas Power & Light Company, unsigned draft
4Dallas Power & Light, Schedule of Rates No. 2-Rules and Regulations-Standard Form of Agreements for Electric Service, 1919
5Dallas Power & Light, requisitions for improvement, 1913-1919
6Revised contracts and rate information, 1918
7Dallas Power & Light, requisitions for improvement, 1919
8Purchase of property by Dallas Power& Light from Dallas Ice Factory, Rate Schedule No. 2 and other action by the Board of Commissioners concerning Dallas Power & Light, 1918-1919
9Dallas Board of Commissioners hearing on charges of rate discrimination against the Dallas Ice Factory & Dallas Electric Light and Power Company, 1916
10Proposed Schedule of Rates-Rules and Regulations-Standard Form of Agreements for Electric Services, c. 1921
11Action taken by the Board of Commissioners concerning the governing of Dallas Power & Light Company, 1921
12Rate change with draft resolution, 1920
13Rates resolution, 1921
14Correspondence concerning rates, 1920
15Resolution on rate schedules, 1921
16Application for rate increase, 1920
17Rate changes, 1921
21Letter and estimate of earnings concerning rates, 1920
2Schedule of Rates No. 5-Rules and Regulations for Electric Service, 1922
3Comparative rate curves for Proposed Schedule of Rates No. 3, 1920
4Motion for rehearing by Dallas Power& Light Company upon Rates Schedule No. 3 and charges to the Dallas Railway Company, 1921
5Rate regulation, 1922
6Schedule of rates, 1922
7Increase capacity comparison, 1921-1923
8Resolution adopting Rate Schedule No. 4 with additional documentation, 1921
9Revised and corrected Proposed Schedule of Rates No. 3, 1920
10Schedule of Rates No. 2-Rules and Regulations-Standard Form of Agreements for Electric Service, 1919
11Letter signed by Charles Davis, President Dallas Power & Light Company to the Mayor and Board of Commissioners concerning Franchise Section 23, 1920
12Letter signed by Charles Davis, President Dallas Power & Light Company to the Mayor and Board of Commissioners concerning rate changes, includes Proposed Schedule Rate No. 3, 1920
13Schedule of Rates, 1920
14Franchise ordinance, draft, 1943
15Franchise from the City of Dallas to Dallas Power and Light, 1943 (hard bound)
16Franchise from the City of Dallas to Dallas Power and Light, 1943 (soft bound)