Posts Tagged ‘Brandon Presley’

Supreme court will hear Kemper Coal Plant arguments

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments from the Sierra Club challenging the state Public Service Commission’s approval of the project in Kemper County by Mississippi Power Co. Mississippi Power has started construction of the $2.4 billion coal plant. Oral arguments are scheduled for Dec. 14. The suit was filed and heard in Harrison County […] [...]

KEMPER PLANT KEY IN HEATED PSC CONTEST

Presley, Adams debate details of coal project consumer impact Of the three incumbents RUNNING for re-election to the Mississippi Public Service Commission — which regulates public electric, gas, telecommunications, water and sewer utilities — only one faces a serious challenger. Northern District Commissioner and Democrat Brandon Presley is opposed by Republican Boyce Adams. Both have […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: State needs consumer advocate at Public Utilities Staff

The Mississippi Public Utilities Staff is in need of a new director. Executive Director Bobby Waites has announced he is retiring June 30. He has served as director since 1996. The Public Utilities Staff is the advisory body to the Public Service Commission, which regulates electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications utilities in Mississippi. Reorganized […] [...]

Presley named committee VP

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has been elected by his peers to serve as vice president of the Entergy Regional State Committee (E-RSC), which is composed of state regulators from Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and the City of New Orleans. Presley has represented the Mississippi Public Service Commission on the E-RSC since its […] [...]

Charitable contributions law passes

This month the Mississippi Public Service Commission unanimously ruled from the bench that utilities can no longer use their customers’ money to donate to charities. “They can, however, allow customers to donate money on a voluntary basis through a check box on their bills. No longer will they be able to raise power or gas […] [...]

Charitable Giving & Public Utilities

JACKSON- Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley on the Miss. Public Service Commission’s ruling this week against public utilities using a “consumer tax” to finance corporate charitable giving. [...]

Stakeholders speak out on utility donations

Commissioners: Entergy misled customers about new rule Last Wednesday, stakeholders complained for three hours about a proposed change to a Mississippi Public Service Commission rule that would limit the charitable donations that they can make with their customers’ money. Comments from the public hearing will be taken into consideration before the Commission votes on the […] [...]

New law forbids hidden rate deals

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has voted unanimously to adopt a rule to “discourage the practice of filing non-confidential information confidentially” by public utilities. Under this rule, information pertaining to rate impacts to customers cannot be hidden from the public view. Confidential document filing became an issue during hearings and discussions regarding Mississippi Power Company’s […] [...]

‘No more Easter egg hunts’

Law would keep utilities from sponsoring frivolous events with customers’ money Last month, the state agency that regulates public utilities voted to consider tightening rules that have allowed utilities to be reimbursed by customers for donations made to charities. At a Tuesday (Dec. 7) public meeting, the Mississippi Public Service Commission discussed a proposed rule […] [...]

Department of Justice launches probe of Entergy

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Entergy Corporation’s transmissions system and electricity-purchasing practices. The New Orleans-based company disclosed the investigation prior to the opening of financial markets Tuesday. Entergy says the investigation involves Entergy Arkansas, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Mississippi, Entergy Texas and Entergy New Orleans. The investigation also covers Entergy […] [...]

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