Posts Tagged ‘public utilities’

Barbour names Jones to lead Public Utilities Staff

by Published: August 3,2011

Tags: public utilities, state government, utilities

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed Virden Jones of Madison as executive director of the Public Utilities Staff. Jones begins the new position immediately and must be confirmed by the Senate. The Public Utilities Staff works with the Public Service Commission to represent the interests of ratepayers, utilities, state agencies and the broad public […] [...]

New law forbids hidden rate deals

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has voted unanimously to adopt a rule to “discourage the practice of filing non-confidential information confidentially” by public utilities. Under this rule, information pertaining to rate impacts to customers cannot be hidden from the public view. Confidential document filing became an issue during hearings and discussions regarding Mississippi Power Company’s […] [...]

‘No more Easter egg hunts’

Law would keep utilities from sponsoring frivolous events with customers’ money Last month, the state agency that regulates public utilities voted to consider tightening rules that have allowed utilities to be reimbursed by customers for donations made to charities. At a Tuesday (Dec. 7) public meeting, the Mississippi Public Service Commission discussed a proposed rule […] [...]

PSC votes to discuss utility donations of ratepayers’ $

What organizations got ratepayer money and how much? Click on the years below: Entergy Mississippi’s Disallowed & Allowed Charitable Contributions * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 Mississippi Power Company’s Disallowed & Allowed Charitable Contributions * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has voted unanimously to open a docket to explore […] [...]

PSC Ratepayers’ Bill of Rights

JACKSON- The Miss. Public Service Commission recently approved the first ever “Ratepayers’ Bill of Rights” in Mississippi. The 21 “rights” went into effect Sept. 4. [...]

Miss. Public Service Commission votes to conditionally approve $2.4 billion clean coal plant for Kemper County

JACKSON- The future plant’s parent company, Mississippi Power, has 20 days to agree to the Commission’s conditions or risk not obtaining approval. MBJ-TV meets with the PSC to discuss their vote and the plant’s future. See full story [...]

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