Posts Tagged ‘energy’

GLENN MCCULLOUGH — Keeping the lights on in polar vortex cold temps

by For the MBJ Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Mississippi, TVA

Last week (Jan. 24) TVA met a record breaking winter demand for electricity generating 33,345 megawatts as temperatures across the seven-state Tennessee Valley averaged 7 degrees F. This is TVA’s highest demand for electricity since the summer of 2007 (TVA records summer and winter peaks) and the third highest demand for electricity in the TVA’s […] [...]

Gulf gas well spewing; no injuries, pollution reported

GULF OF MEXICO — Crews lost control of a natural gas well being drilled off the Louisiana coast yesterday, but officials said no injuries or pollution have been reported and efforts are underway to stop the flow of gas. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says most crew members were evacuated from the rig, […] [...]

Lockheed partners with TVA in energy efficiency programs

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Lockheed Martin is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to administer commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs aimed at keeping energy costs low for consumers across the Southeast. Lockheed Martin will supply program management, engineering and operations services to TVA and local power companies to deliver energy more efficiently. “Lockheed Martin’s […] [...]

Southern Co.: Kemper plant construction cost could grow by $40M

KEMPER COUNTY — The Southern Co. says it may cost another $40 million to finish the $5-billion-plus power plant and mine it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County. The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. said yesterday that it would set aside money in the plant’s budget to cover possible start-up problems. Critics have warned […] [...]

Biofuel plant fire extinguished; highway to reopen

NEW ALBANY — A fire at a north Mississippi biofuels plant has been extinguished. The fire, put out about 7:30 p.m. yesterday, had been burning since early Wednesday at the plant near New Albany, but no injuries were reported. There were also at least three explosions at JNS Biofuels, formerly known as North Mississippi Biodiesel. […] [...]

Homes evacuated as biofuels plant burns

NEW ALBBNY — Authorities say a fire is still burning at a north Mississippi biofuels plant and there has been a third explosion at the facility. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Brett Carr said today that authorities are trying to figure if they should extinguish the fire or let it burn out. No injuries have […] [...]

Entergy lowers expectations due to Vermont plant closing

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy expects its fourth-quarter net income to drop, hurt by the cost of closing its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station. Wall Street expected a steeper profit decline. Entergy plans to shut down the Vermont Yankee plant at the end of 2014. Additionally, in December the company agreed to pay $10 million for […] [...]

Fire rages at North Miss. biofuel plant; too hot for firefighters

by Associated Press Published: January 22,2014

Tags: biofuel, energy, fire, manufacturing, Mississippi Highway Patrol, plant, town of New Albany

NEW ALBANY — A fire at a bio-diesel facility near New Albany was burning Wednesday and was so hot that firefighters could not get close enough to fight it, the Mississippi Highway Patrol said. The fire at North Mississippi Biodiesel was reported at about 5:30 a.m., Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper First Class Ronny Hall said. […] [...]

Court of Appeals rules for Coast utility authority

BILOXI — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has sided with a South Mississippi utility authority in a dispute over the use of eminent domain to take private property for a massive sewage plant built with federal Hurricane Katrina money. The court’s ruling on Tuesday overturns about $47,000 in attorney’s fees that had been awarded to […] [...]

Camgian strikes deal with firms for new M2M solution

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems has closed on a contract with FCC Environmental and Gateway Tire to deliver a new enterprise machine-to-machine (M2M) solution that supports centrally managed tracking, forecasting, collection and accounting of used oil materials generated across disparate automotive retail locations. The solution, built on Camgian’s Quantus Sensor Fusion Engine, comprises low-power, cellular based […] [...]

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