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PSC votes 2-1 to reissue Kemper certificate

by Clay Chandler Published: April 29,2012

Tags: Brandon Presley, Leonard Bentz, Lynn Posey, Mississippi Public Service Commission, sierra club

In what amounted to a procedural meeting, the Mississippi Public Service Commission voted 2-1 last week to reissue the certificate of public convenience and necessity for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley was the lone dissenting vote. The order granting the certificate is a lot like the 2010 order. […] [...]

Kemper deadline met, PSC mull proposed orders

Last Monday was the deadline for parties to submit proposed final orders related to Mississippi Power Company’s lignite coal-fired generation plant in Kemper County. Joining longtime adversaries MPC and the Mississippi chapter of the Sierra Club was Florida-based Entegra Power Group, which markets electric power from natural gas-fueled plants to wholesale customers. In their submissions, […] [...]

(UPDATED) PSC wants proposals from MPC, Sierra Club on Kemper plant

>> SEE UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING …. KEMPER COUNTY — State utility regulators have asked Mississippi Power Co. and the Sierra Club to submit proposals on how to proceed with the Kemper County coal-fired power plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its reasoning […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Big questions for Kemper County coal plant come down to who knew what and when

by MBJ Staff Published: December 15,2011

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In May of 2010 we wrote, “For better or worse, the economic future for the next 40 years in southeastern Mississippi will be greatly impacted by the decision of Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz. “ Justices with the Mississippi Supreme Court may be asking now how he came to his decision when he changed his […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Rate increase of 11.35 percent just the beginning in regard to Kemper

by MBJ Staff Published: November 17,2011

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It was only a matter of time before Mississippi Power Company started raising the rates on its customers to pay for the $2.88 billion Kemper County coal plant. So, last week MPC filed documents with state regulators — the Public Service Commission — for a requested rate increase of 11.35 percent. The Commission has the […] [...]

Supreme court will hear Kemper Coal Plant arguments

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments from the Sierra Club challenging the state Public Service Commission’s approval of the project in Kemper County by Mississippi Power Co. Mississippi Power has started construction of the $2.4 billion coal plant. Oral arguments are scheduled for Dec. 14. The suit was filed and heard in Harrison County […] [...]

Biomass experts realize fossil fuels still king of the hill

by Amy McCullough Published: May 15,2011

Tags: biomass, Dr. Sumesh Arora, Isaac Panzarella, Leonard Bentz, Pete Weisenberger, Tamme Bufkin

Biomass advocates agree that the United States will continue to depend on fossil fuels for bulk power but would like to see those fuels to be further offset and supplemented by alternate sources of energy. It was with that premise that the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council held its 10th-annual conference at Biloxi’s Beau […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: State needs consumer advocate at Public Utilities Staff

The Mississippi Public Utilities Staff is in need of a new director. Executive Director Bobby Waites has announced he is retiring June 30. He has served as director since 1996. The Public Utilities Staff is the advisory body to the Public Service Commission, which regulates electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications utilities in Mississippi. Reorganized […] [...]

Charitable contributions law passes

by Amy McCullough Published: March 13,2011

Tags: Brandon Presley, Leonard Bentz, Lynn Posey, MBJ FEATURE, Mississippi Public Service Commission

This month the Mississippi Public Service Commission unanimously ruled from the bench that utilities can no longer use their customers’ money to donate to charities. “They can, however, allow customers to donate money on a voluntary basis through a check box on their bills. No longer will they be able to raise power or gas […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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