Posts Tagged ‘Entergy’

Power plant lands $181M loan from USDA

BATESVILLE — The U. S. Department of Agriculture is providing a loan for work at an electric power generation facility in Panola County. The federal agency Friday announced in a news release that it is providing $181 million to the South Mississippi Electric Power Association. The money will be used to purchase two natural gas-fired […] [...]

$500 MILLION — Entergy Mississippi plans major investment for upgrades and improvements to electric distribution system

by Published: September 6,2013

Tags: energy, Entergy, Haley Fisackerly, Mara Hartman, Mississippi

Over the next several years Entergy Mississippi has plans to invest more than $500 million in upgrades and improvements to the company’s transmission and distribution systems. Mara Hartmann, spokesperson for Entergy Mississippi, said the upgrades are necessary to continue to meet national reliability standards and will also help provide opportunities for Mississippi businesses and industries […] [...]

Energy group pushing for used nuclear fuel storage facility

JACKSON — A nonprofit group tied to energy businesses says Mississippi should consider becoming a storage place for used nuclear fuel. Representatives of the Mississippi Energy Institute will meet tomorrow at the state Capitol with the Senate Economic Development Committee. After that, they’ll have a closed-door meeting at the Old Capitol Inn with business people […] [...]

Read March 22 issue of MBJ

PERFECT PLANTING High Heeled Hippie gets back to the roots of eco-friendly farming by Stephen McDill Also in this week’s paper GRAMMYS Work begins on pioneering museum in Cleveland by Wally Northway ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Alabama court ruling could boost Mississippi’s business recruitment by Clay Chandler AGRIBUSINESS Years-long efforts brings import duties on Vietnamese catfish by […] [...]

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Historic low natural gas prices a boon to manufacturers and consumers

by Published: July 15,2012

Tags: energy, Entergy, Fraser Institute, Grand Gulf, natural gas

Natural gas prices are currently the lowest prices, when adjusted for inflation, seen in modern history. That is good news for state manufacturers and customers of utilities that rely heavily on natural gas for electricity generation. Entergy Mississippi now has some of the lowest costs for electricity of any utility in the country, said Entergy […] [...]

Entergy warns utility customers of billing scam

JACKSON — Entergy Corp. is warning utility customers not to fall for a scam where people claim President Barack Obama is providing credits or payments toward bills. The company says more than 2,000 customers, mainly in Louisiana but also in Texas, have been affected. No instances have been reported in Mississippi and Arkansas, but Entergy […] [...]

Grand Gulf refueling taking longer than expected

VICKSBURG — Refueling Grand Gulf Nuclear Station has taken longer than plant officials said a year ago, and officials now aren’t saying when it will be completed. The Claiborne County plant shut down Feb. 19 to refuel the boiling-water reactor and increase its generating capacity by 13 percent. Entergy Nuclear spokeswoman Suzanne Anderson says that […] [...]

Small fire reported at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

PORT GIBSON — A small fire shut down work in a portion of Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson Wednesday. Grand Gulf spokeswoman Suzanne Anderson tells the Vicksburg Post that there was no danger to workers or the public. Anderson says an unknown number of workers were forced to exit when a fire […] [...]

Construction to start by year’s end on Eastover development

Developers of The District at Eastover in Northeast Jackson finally own the site for the mixed-use project. Ted Duckworth and Breck Hines, co-owners of the The District Land Development Co., bought the 21-acre Old Blind School site from the state for $3.3 million. The deal closed Feb. 24. Hines said in an interview last week […] [...]

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