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Utility reports all nuclear plants safely weathered Sandy

JACKSON — Entergy Nuclear reports its Indian Point Energy Center and James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in New York, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vermont have all safely weathered Hurricane Sandy. Indian Point 2, FitzPatrick and Pilgrim remained at full power while Vermont Yankee reduced power […] [...]

Commissioners give nod to co-op’s purchase of power plant

BATESVILLE and HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved the $286-million sale of bankrupt LSP Energy to South Mississippi Electric Power Association. Commissioners voted 3-0 yesterday to give Hattiesburg-based SMEPA the right to operate the natural gas-fired power station in Batesville. The order also gives SMEPA the right to acquire any rights of […] [...]

Fitch gives Mississippi Power ‘negative’ outlook; cites Kemper costs

GULFPORT — Fitch Ratings has rated Mississippi Power Company’s (MPC) issuance of $200 million series 2012A 4.25% senior notes due March 15, 2042 as “A.” These notes are part of the same series of debt securities as the $250 million senior notes issued on March 9, 2012. These notes are senior, unsecured obligations of MPC. […] [...]

SMEPA to buy power plant; county watching with concern

BATESVILLE — South Mississippi Electric Power Association plans to buy a Batesville power plant for almost $286 million, a spokeswoman said yesterday. SMEPA spokeswoman Sara Peterson said the utility won a bankruptcy auction Monday to buy the assets of LSP Energy. Hattiesburg-based SMEPA generates and transmits power to 11 cooperatives in southern and western Mississippi. […] [...]

Mississippi Power appealing PSC’s rate increase rejection

GULFPORT — Mississippi Power Co. asked the state Supreme Court yesterday to overturn regulators’ rejection of a rate increase. And while that appeal is going on, the company wants the high court to allow it collect the additional $55 million from customers. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. would have to refund the money if […] [...]

Fitch downgrades Mississippi Power after PSC blocks rate hike

GULFPORT — Fitch Ratings has downgraded the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of Mississippi Power Company (Mississippi Power) to “A-“ from “A” and revised the Rating Outlook to “negative” from “stable.” Fitch wrote: “The downgrade is driven by the recent Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) order to deny Mississippi Power’s revenue increase request to earn a […] [...]

PSC could rule on Mississippi Power rate-hike request today

KEMPER COUNTY — A rate increase for Mississippi Power Co. customers could be approved today. The Mississippi Public Service Commission will consider a request by the company to raise rates by $58.6 million over the last six months of 20102. That money would start paying debt costs for the $2.76 billion coal-fired power plant the […] [...]

Mississippi Power petitions for rate hike to pay for Kemper plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Mississippi Power Co. wants a 6 percent rate increase to pay for the coal-fired power plant it is building in Kemper County. Jeff Shepard, a spokesman for the Gulfport-based unit of Southern Co., said yesterday that would increase the company’s overall revenue from its 193,000 customers by about $50 million. The Mississippi […] [...]

Environmentalists back in court to fight Kemper coal plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Environmentalists have gone back to court with their continued opposition to construction of a coal power plant in east Mississippi. In the latest court filing in Harrison County Chancery Court, the Sierra Club of Mississippi wants the plant’s builder, Mississippi Power Co., to assume the risk of construction while the appeal proceeds. […] [...]

TVA revises of cost of nuclear plant construction to $4.5B

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority says the revised total cost to complete Unit 2 at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City, Tenn., is up to $4.5 billion. The earlier estimate in 2007 had been $2.49 billion. The federal utility, in a statement yesterday, blamed the increase on poor previous estimates and that […] [...]

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