Posts Tagged ‘transmission’

SMEPA goes with regional transmission organization

HATTIESBURG — MISO, the regional electricity transmission organization, has expanded to include eight additional entities in three of its four Southern states. Combined with operations for MISO’s Midwest region, MISO now manages the flow of energy along 65,280 miles of the interconnected bulk electric system fromManitoba, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to providing reliability […] [...]

Commissioners approve second part of Entergy’s rate increase

by Associated Press Published: January 8,2013

Tags: bill, commission, electricity, energy, generation, power, Power plant, rate, state agency, transmission

JACKSON — Entergy Corp. will raise customer bills again starting later this month to pay the costs of Entergy Mississippi buying a share of the Grand Gulf nuclear plant from sister company Entergy Arkansas. A residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours per month will see his or her bill increase $2.78 per month from […] [...]

Entergy raising rates; cites storm, fuel costs, acquisitions

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi customers will see a rate increase of about 5 percent in early 2013, according to the utility. The typical residential customer using 1,000 kWh will pay $95.63 in January and $99.71 in February. For comparison, in February 2012, the typical customer paid $95.08 per 1,000 kWh of electricity. “Electricity rates are […] [...]

MISO board approves Entergy, SMEPA as new members

by MBJ Staff Published: December 17,2012

Tags: board of directors, cooperative, electricity, energy, member, power, regionalism, transmission, utility

HATTIESBURG and JACKSON — MISO’s board of directors has approved seven new transmission-owning members, as well as a new transmission-planning portfolio. The additions include six Entergy utility operating companies, including Entergy Mississippi in Jackson, along with Hattiesburg-based South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA). Full integration of Entergy and SMEPA is planned for December 2013. [...]

TVA holding meeting to discuss new CEO’s authority

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is expected to have a special meeting today to discuss delegating authority to the utility’s new chief executive until it fills several vacancies on its board. The board is made up of nine members and five seats are pending congressional action, including one that’s up for reappointment. Congress […] [...]

Entergy Mississippi executes agreement with MISO

JACKSON — Five Entergy utilities have taken a key step toward membership in a regional transmission organization via submission of the executed transmission owner agreement to the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, or MISO. The utilities – Entergy Mississippi Inc., Entergy Texas Inc., Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC and Entergy New Orleans […] [...]

PSC, councilmen approve Entergy to join MISO

by Associated Press Published: November 16,2012

Tags: board, city, commission, electricity, energy, municipal, municipality, power, regional, state government, transmission, utility

JACKSON — Entergy Corp. has won the final approvals needed to join a regional electrical transmission group. The Mississippi Public Service Commission and New Orleans City Council both voted to allow the New Orleans-based utility to move ahead. Regulators in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas had already approved the move. Entergy says it will join MISO, […] [...]

Utility moves closer to turning over system to regional operator

by Associated Press Published: October 31,2012

Tags: approval, city council, electricity, elevtric, energy, government, local, power, rtegional, state, transmission, utility

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corp. has moved a step closer to turning over control of its power transmission system to a regional grid operator. It’s a plan the New Orleans utility hopes to have in place by the end of 2013. Entergy, which operates electric utilities in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, wants to join […] [...]

Entergy files application with FERC for spin-off/merger

NEW ORLEANS — ITC Holdings Corp. and Entergy Corporation have filed a joint application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking approval for Entergy’s utility operating companies to spin off and merge their electric transmission businesses into a subsidiary of ITC. Upon closing of the transaction, ITC will become one of the largest electric […] [...]

Arkansas officials promise Entergy quick decision on MISO

by Associated Press Published: September 26,2012

Tags: decision, electricity, energy, power, region, regualtion, regulator, state government, state law, transmission, utility

NEW ORLEANS — Arkansas regulators have promised to decide quickly whether Entergy Corp. has met the state’s conditions to join a regional transmission group, while the utility appears to have made progress toward satisfying regulators in Mississippi. New Orleans-based Entergy, which owns utilities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, wants to join the Midwest Independent […] [...]

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