Posts Tagged ‘Entergy’

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 […] [...]

Pittman receives honor

Amy Pittman, a fuel and analysis engineer at Entergy’s national nuclear headquarters in Jackson, received the North American Young Generation in Nuclear Excellence Award for 2011 during the organization’s annual meeting. Entergy’s NA-YGN chapter at Echelon in Jackson also was honored with the 2011 Chapter Achievement Award for outstanding efforts related to the growth of […] [...]

Flood cost estimates will arrive as slowly as water’s fall

The Mississippi River may have reached its crest, but that doesn’t mean state agencies or private sector businesses can start to evaluate the financial hit they have taken from the historic flood. Water started receding the third week of May, but it has so far been a slow drop. National Weather Service officials estimate that […] [...]

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. [...]

FERC: Entergy overcharged customers

by Published: December 19,2010

Tags: ENERGY & UTILITIES, Entergy, FERC, refunds

Mississippi could receive millions in refunds A federal regulatory judge has ruled that Entergy Corp. overcharged customers in Mississippi and three other states by selling low-cost power to third parties for profit. The decision states that shareholders should make refunds but did not specify the extent of damages. If the decision is upheld by the […] [...]

Vt. nuke plant closes after radioactive water leak

by Published: November 8,2010

Tags: Entergy, Vermont Yankee nuclear plant

MONTPELIER, Vermont — Technicians at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant will begin work Monday morning to fix a pipe that leaked radioactive water and forced the plant to shut down. The nuclear reactor was taken out of service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Plant spokesman Larry Smith estimated it would take 13 hours to cool down […] [...]

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