I need clarification on a rule in Power Grid Deluxe

If, at any time during the game, there is a power plant in the current market with a number equal to or lower than the number of cities any player has, immediately remove it from the game and replace it with a new power plant from the power plant stack. It is also possible that newly drawn power plants must be immediately discarded and a new card drawn. As usual, rearrange the power plants in ascending order. This rule does not affect power plants owned by players.

If I understand correctly, let's say I got 5 cities. Therefore all power plant from the power market and the deck that can power 5 cities or less will be discard? By that matter when the game enter in step 2 where a player has more than 6 cities, there is not power plant left to be bought?

  • This rule gets forgotten a lot!
    – Jason K
    Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 15:28

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The rule is not referring to the number of cities the plant can power. It is referring to the number of the plant -- the unique number that you use for ordering the plants in the market.

  • So you talk about the minimun bidding price?
    – MathieuL
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 19:16
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    @MathieuL Yes, the minimum bidding price.
    – Bill Nace
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 19:28

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