Posts Tagged ‘Brandon Presley’

Charitable Giving & Public Utilities

by Stephen McDill Published: March 4,2011

Tags: Brandon Presley, charitable giving, Entergy, Mississippi Power, Public Utilities Staff

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 […] [...]

Utilities’ fuel purchase practices will be scrutinized

by Amy McCullough Published: September 26,2010

Tags: Brandon Presley, HORNE, Leonard Bentz

Audits of Mississippi’s electric utilities that were performed by HORNE LLP and Nicholson last year for approximately $1 million and $600,000, respectively, will be bid out this year, per a vote last week by the state Public Service Commission. Commissioner Leonard Bentz did not want to advertise for bids. The Commission, like other state agencies, […] [...]

PSC Ratepayers’ Bill of Rights

by Stephen McDill Published: September 24,2010

Tags: Brandon Presley, energy, Leonard Bentz, Lynn Posey, Public Service Commission, public utilities, telecom

JACKSON- The Miss. Public Service Commission recently approved the first ever “Ratepayers’ Bill of Rights” in Mississippi. The 21 “rights” went into effect Sept. 4. [...]

Public record or corporate secrets

by Amy McCullough Published: September 19,2010

Tags: Ben Stone, Brandon Presley, Brent Bailey, Leonard Bentz, PSC, Sondra McLemore

PSC to decide whether public should be privy to matters concerning their pocket books ahead of corporate concerns of confidentiality By AMY McCullough I STAFF WRITER At a hearing last week regarding whether Mississippi’s public utilities should be able to hide certain documents from the public, several utilities spoke out in favor of leaving […] [...]

Improved broadband access could enhance telemedicine in rural areas

by Becky Gillette Published: June 20,2010

Tags: Brandon Presley, broadband Internet, interactive healthcare, Public Service Commissioner

Northern District Public Service Commissioner (PSC) Brandon Presley is advocating that Mississippi consider following in the steps of other states such as Nebraska that have taken an active role promoting telemedicine by encouraging broadband Internet services in rural areas of the Magnolia State. “In Nebraska, they have had a successful effort to link rural health […] [...]

Brandon Presley Remarks at Stennis/Capitol Luncheon

by Stephen McDill Published: June 7,2010

Tags: Brandon Presley, JACKSON, Kemper County, Mayo Flynt, Nettleton, Public Service Commission, Zap the Gap

JACKSON- Miss. Public Service Commission chairman Brandon Presley discusses his role as a utilities regulator and gives updates on the commission’s recent rulings and initiatives. [...]

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