Power Grid Rules:
At the beginning of the game draw lots for player order.
Because the player order is chosen randomly at the beginning of the game, the players re-determine the player order after auctioning the power plants (after phase 2). As no player has any cities at this time, the new player order is determined solely by the numbers of the power plants (see phase 1).
In our games, at this point, player order has seen rearranged. Then, at the start of the 2nd round, we never change the player order because nothing has changed.
However, the rules state that :
The players do not have to choose their starting cities in the first round. They can start their networks in later rounds to influence their positions in the playing order.
Question If I don't choose a starting city in round 1, does that mean that, at the start of Round 2, Phase 1 : Determine Player Order, which we always skip because everyone has usually placed a first city in round 1, do I get sent to the last place in the player order because I have no cities on the board?