Posts Tagged ‘Public Service Commission’

$3.2 billion cap proposed

by Amy McCullough Published: March 28,2010

Tags: Kemper County Coal plant, lignite plant, Mississippi Power, Public Service Commission

Public Service Commission puts forward a cost ceiling for Mississippi Power’s lignite plant In response to a Mississippi Public Service Commission request for a price cap, Mississippi Power Company (MPC) has proposed a $3.2-billion ceiling for its planned Kemper County clean coal plant, currently estimated to cost $2.4 billion. During the Commission’s week-long hearings in […] [...]

Kemper coal plant hearings wrap up

by Amy McCullough Published: February 14,2010

Tags: clean coal, coal, Kemper County, Mississippi Power Company, Public Service Commission

Public speaks out on both sides of the issue of whether ‘clean coal’ plant should be authorized On Feb. 5 the state Public Service Commission wrapped up its week-long resource hearings for a proposed $2.5-billion clean coal plant in Kemper County with a public forum at which more than 40 speakers were divided evenly on […] [...]

PSC questions MPC on IPP contracts and cost overruns

by Amy McCullough Published: February 8,2010

Tags: Kemper County, Mississippi Power Company, Public Service Commission

MPC wants to build ‘clean coal’ plant at a cost for more than $2.4 billion The state Public Service Commission’s resource hearings centered on a proposed $2.5 billion clean coal plant in Kemper County began Feb. 1 and included questions about plant financing, reliance on natural gas, legitimacy of independent power producer (IPP) contracts, and […] [...]

Comment deadline set for IGCC plant

by Wally Northway Published: February 1,2010

Tags: energy, Public Service Commission

JACKSON — Southern District Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz requests anyone wanting to enter a writer public comment into the public record concerning Mississippi Power Co.’s proposed IGCC plant in Kemper County do so no later than 9 a.m. Feb. 5. Phase two of the official hearings for the IGCC plant will begin today at […] [...]

PSC holding providers accountable for dropped calls

by Stephen McDill Published: February 1,2010

Tags: dropped calls, Public Service Commission, Zap the Gap

  Dropped cell phone calls — one of modern technology’s all-too-common annoyances – could become less of a nuisance in Mississippi with a new program from the Public Service Commission.  “Zap the Gap”, an online initiative set up by the state agency, has been collecting consumer surveys from poor cell phone coverage areas and turning […] [...]

PSC offering unspent funds to lawmakers

by Wally Northway Published: January 28,2010

Tags: budget, Legislature, Public Service Commission, state agency, state budget, state government

JACKSON — The Public Service Commission (PSC) has sent a letter to the chairmen of the House and Senate appropriations committees making them aware of $5 million in unspent funds that is currently held in the Public Service Commission Regulation Fund. In the letter, the commissioners said that the money cannot be spent by the […] [...]

National gas forecast is flat

Mississippi Power Company provides internal forecasts to PSC, but out of public view After an attempt to keep updated natural gas price forecasts out of the upcoming Public Service Commission hearings regarding the proposed Kemper County plant, Mississippi Power Company has filed the data confidentially with the Commission. MPC has said high and volatile natural […] [...]

PSC denies telecoms’ certificates

by MBJ Staff Published: October 12,2009

Tags: JACKSON, Public Service Commission, telecommunications

JACKSON — Southern District Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz announced that the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously revoked the certificates for 53 telecommunications companies to do business in Mississippi. The telecommunication companies are: ADS-Telecom Inc.; Lecstar Telecom Inc.; Airnex Communications Inc.; Metro Teleconnect Companies Inc.; Allsouth Phone Connect Inc.; Ntera Inc.; Alticomm Inc.; […] [...]

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