Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Public Service Commission’

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 […] [...]

CenterPoint customers to see increase in monthly bill

by Associated Press Published: July 12,2013

Tags: bill, CenterPoint, energy, Mississippi Public Service Commission, natural gas, rate, Richard Leger

JACKSON — Rates are going up for CenterPoint’s natural gas customers in Mississippi. The Mississippi Public Service Commission approved a rate increase that will cost the average CenterPoint residential customer an additional $1.58 a month. The average small commercial customer will pay about $4 more per month. The increase goes into effect today, the company […] [...]

Atmos cleared to buy two natural gas systems

BUDE and MEADVILLE — Atmos Energy Corp. will buy two southwest Mississippi natural gas systems. The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved Atmos’ purchase of gas systems from the towns of Meadville and Bude. The Bude system has 280 customers, while the Meadville system has 190. Atmos has been leasing and operating the systems since […] [...]

Kemper rate mitigation bill similar to 2009 Georgia law

Four years ago, lawmakers in Georgia’s General Assembly approved a bill designed to lessen the rate shock for Georgia Power Co. customers related to the utility’s construction of nuclear power units. Mississippi lawmakers are considering a similar bill for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. >> Read complete story here …   [...]

Sierra Club: Poll shows customer opposition to rate hikes via Kemper coal plant

by Clay Chandler Published: January 31,2013

Tags: Mississippi Power Company, Mississippi Public Service Commission, sierra club

The Sierra Club was supposed to release last Thursday the results of a poll meant to gauge Mississippi Power Co. ratepayers’ attitudes toward the Kemper County coal plant. The environmental group delayed the results because of a hearing in which the Mississippi Public Service Commission reached a rate case settlement with the utility. >> Read […] [...]

PSC to ask utilities to extend small business incentives

The Mississippi Public Service Commission’s December meeting will likely contain an agenda item meant to encourage a handful of utility companies in the state to extend incentives for their small business customers. Mississippi Power Co., Entergy Mississippi and CenterPoint Energy Resources all offer some kind of incentives or payment modification plans to small businesses that […] [...]

Mississippi lacks state tax credits, net metering for alternative energy

by Becky Gillette Published: October 29,2012

Tags: Alternative energy, Mississippi Public Service Commission, Shelley Roden, tax credits

Currently it is more profitable for businesses to go “green” by purchasing energy-efficient and alternative energy devices than it is for residents, says Shelley Rhoden, president of Alternative Energy Solutions. “The reason for that is because there are MACR (Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery) tax benefits for businesses,” Rhoden said. “This year businesses have a 50 […] [...]

September 24, 2012- Ricky Nobile

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Contractors dispute claim of shoddy work at Kemper

Since late March, the projected cost of Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant has gone from $2.4 billion to $2.8 billion. The latest figure is the cap the Mississippi Public Service Commission imposed on the project. David Newell, president of the Central Mississippi Building and Construction Trades Council, said he isn’t surprised. In an […] [...]

PSC to examine formula rate plans for Entergy, MPC

The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted 3-0 last week to begin an examination of the formulas used to calculate return on equity for Mississippi Power Company and for Entergy Mississippi. Return on equity (ROE) is the amount of net income returned as a percentage of shareholders equity. It is used to measure a corporation’s profitability […] [...]

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