PSC receiving stimulus money
JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) will receive $824,901 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, according to Congressman Travis Childers (D-Miss.). This funding is part of the ARRA’s investment in state PSCs to help create jobs, improve training and increase energy efficiency.
With this ARRA funding, the PSC will create and provide training for five new positions, three electric policy experts and two support staff positions. This money will also be used to devise a five-year forecast for the electricity needs of the state, helping to assess the needs of Mississippi and address how to meet them.
Nationwide, PSCs, which regulate and oversee electricity projects in their states, will be receiving more than $44.2 million in ARRA funding to hire new staff and retrain existing employees to ensure they have the capacity to quickly and effectively review proposed electricity projects. The funds will help the individual state PSCs accelerate reviews of the large number of electric utility requests that are expected under the ARRA.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “PSC receiving stimulus money”
Top Posts & Pages
- Spivey named Under 40 Business Person of the Year by the Mississippi Business Journal
- JACK WEATHERLY: Finding a house, defending a neighborhood, finding a voice
- Top 40 Under 40
- Terminal upgrade on indefinite hold at Jackson International Airport
- Bids on reworking Interstate 55 stretch are rejected
- JACK WEATHERLY: Economic development in these parts is a ‘family’ business
- MDA to close all its regional offices
- CFPB wants repay ability at center of new payday loan rules
- Top 40 Under 40 (digital magazine)