Posts Tagged ‘energy efficiency’

PSC passes new energy efficient rules for utilities

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has unanimously passed new energy efficiency rules that will apply to electric and natural gas providers in Mississippi. According to a press release from Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, the new rules have an estimated $2 billion savings directly to customers over the next 20 years and create […] [...]

Mississippi Power opposes energy-efficiency rules

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A number of utilities and consumer groups say they support proposed rules that would require Mississippi electric and gas utilities to implement programs to save energy. However, Mississippi Power Co. says it opposes the rules because bills could rise for customers who don’t make homes or businesses more efficient. The Public Service […] [...]

TVA names DayBrite Innovator of the Year

TUPELO — The Tennessee Valley Authority has honored regional businesses, local power distributors and other local leaders for exceptional leadership and participation in TVA’s Green Power Switch renewable energy program in 2012. Green Power Switch Leadership Awards were presented in 13 categories in a special ceremony in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Launched in 2000, Green Power Switch […] [...]

Funding awarded to make public universities more energy efficient

JACKSON — Mississippi recently was awarded $725,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to support energy efficiency improvements at the state’s public universities. The grant will be used to help Mississippi create an energy efficiency retrofit strategy for the state’s Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) facilities, with the goal of reducing energy consumption at Mississippi’s […] [...]

TVA reports 270 percent improvement in power savings

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Energy efficiency initiatives by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and local power distributors reduced electric power consumption by 559 gigawatt-hours in fiscal year 2011 — a 270 percent improvement in power savings over last year — according to TVA. TVA’s energy efficiency programs have reduced the region’s electricity use by 765 gigawatt-hours […] [...]

Innovation showcase

by Published: July 10,2011

Tags: electrical equipment, energy efficiency, Irby Electric

The 85,000-square-foot warehouse/office complex wholesaler Irby Electric expects to open in six months will be much more than a building to store and distribute the tens of thousands of electrical equipment pieces and parts the company keeps on hand. The $5-million building will showcase the energy efficient and environmentally sustainable products the 85-year-old Jackson company […] [...]

Johnson Construction lands stimulus-funded contract

BRANDON — Johnson Construction has been awarded a contract by the State of Mississippi to oversee energy upgrades to various state-owned facilities throughout Mississippi. Terms were not disclosed. Through funding received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Mississippi will be making various improvements to state-owned facilities in an effort to better monitor energy consumption […] [...]

Memphis utility chooses SmartSynch for project

by Published: August 13,2010

Tags: energy, energy conservation, energy efficiency, utilities

JACKSON — SmartSynch Inc. has been selected by Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW), the largest three-service public utility in the nation, as the solutions provider for its three-year Smart Grid Demonstration Project launched earlier this year. SmartSynch will provide approximately 1,000 participating households with SmartSynch SmartMeters that will automatically read and record hourly information […] [...]

MDA awards stimulus-funded energy grants

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has awarded 90 grants to public entities under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the EECBG program funds energy efficiency improvements to smaller cities and counties that did not receive direct allocations from […] [...]

SmartSynch signs marketing agreement with CSA

JACKSON — SmartSynch Inc. has entered into a co-marketing agreement with Central Service Association (CSA), a member-owned utility consortium comprised of 130 members across a nine state region that includes the entire Tennessee Valley Authority service area. Formed in 1937, CSA is owned and controlled by the utilities that rely on its products and services […] [...]

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