Posts Tagged ‘Public Service Commission’

PSC members: Politics played no part in Kemper plant decision

Baseload generation and the virtues of clean coal were not the only players on the roster as the Mississippi Public Service Commission weighed Mississippi Power Co.’s request to build a $2.4-billion coal-fired plant in Kemper County. The political tug-of-war between economic development interests and ratepayer protection got a lot of playing time, too. Commissioners voted […] [...]

Panel considers Rate Payer Bill of Rights

Commission heard from utility companies at recent hearing where 100 people attended Approximately 100 people attended a May 4 hearing in Jackson for the Public Service Commission’s proposed Rate Payer Bill of Rights that would apply to water, natural gas, sewer, electricity and telephone services, which are regulated by the Commission. The Commission heard from […] [...]

U.S. Energy Secretary Wants Kemper Approval

The Energy Daily reports today that U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu hopes the Mississippi Public Service Commission and Southern Company can strike a compromise on a proposed $2.4 billion clean coal plant to be built in Kemper County. The Mississippi Commission voted April 29 to allow the plant to go forward if Mississippi Power Company […] [...]

BGR website has changed since MBJ Barbour/Kemper story was published

Note: See The New Republic’s corresponding story. Gov. Haley Barbour’s former lobbying firm, BGR Group, has changed its website since the Mississippi Business Journal published the story “Barbour’s Kemper Connection” on April 25 noting Barbour’s frequent praise of the proposed Kemper County clean coal project. The state Public Service Commission voted for a conditional approval […] [...]

Kemper Plant Update: MPC will ask commission for rehearing

Mississippi Power Company plans to ask the state Public Service Commission for a rehearing regarding its proposed $2.4 billion Kemper County clean coal plant. MPC will ask for the Commission’s permission to charge rate payers for plant financing costs before the facility produces electricity, a practice called putting Construction Work in Progress (CWIP) in rate […] [...]

$3.2 billion cap proposed

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

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

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 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 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 […] [...]

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