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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 […] [...]

(UPDATED) PSC wants proposals from MPC, Sierra Club on Kemper plant

>> SEE UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING …. KEMPER COUNTY — State utility regulators have asked Mississippi Power Co. and the Sierra Club to submit proposals on how to proceed with the Kemper County coal-fired power plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its reasoning […] [...]

TVA top managers make more than members of Congress

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Top managers at the Tennessee Valley Authority now make more than members of Congress, who are paid $174,000 annually. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports TVA is paying out nearly $30 million a year more for 155 of its top leaders since Congress removed salary limits at the federal utility in 2004. […] [...]

Presley supports Supreme Court’s reversal on Kemper power plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s reversal of Mississippi Power Company’s Kemper County Coal Plant: “(This) 9-0 decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court reversing the $2.8 billion Kemper County Coal Plant is a major victory for each and every customer of Mississippi Power […] [...]

Entergy Mississippi reports project not ‘indefinitely’ postponed

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi Inc. says a news release from the Mississippi Department of Transportation about a transmission line installment project near the I-55/I-220 interchange in Jackson was inaccurate. The MDOT news release, which ran on the MBJ site March 7, said the project was “indefinitely” postponed due to a permitting issue. Mara Hartman, senior […] [...]

SmartSynch assembles team to bring smart meters to Michigan utility

JACKSON — SmartSynch has unveiled the team that will help provide the advanced metering system that will form the foundation of a grid and meter modernization program for Consumers Energy’s 1.8 million electric customers in Michigan. Members of the team include GE Energy, who will provide the meter hardware, and Grid Net, who will provide […] [...]

Entergy Mississippi indefinitely postpones transmission line project

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi has requested to postpone the installation of the new Northpark 115-kilovolt transmission line in the vicinity of the I-55/I-220 interchange in Ridgeland indefinitely. The work was scheduled for March 4 on I-220 between Hanging Moss Road and I-55. Entergy cited a permitting problem as the reason for the delay, and is […] [...]

Entergy Mississippi utility bills expected to decrease

JACKSON — Customers of Entergy Mississippi Inc. will likely see their rates drop further in April, May and June, according to the utility. The company recently submitted its routine quarterly fuel adjustment to the staff of the Mississippi Public Service Commission. If approved, the typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month will pay […] [...]

Auditors investigating Davis’ stipend; wants another review of credit card use

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Auditor’s Office is investigating the $35,000 utility fund stipend that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis until recently received as part of his salary. The Commercial Appeal reports auditors also plan to ask city officials for a second review of charges by Davis on his city-issued credit card. Davis started receiving the $35,000 […] [...]

PSC reaches ‘No-Call’ settlement; fines other telemarketers

JACKSON — Chairman of the Public Service Commission Leonard Bentz reports the Public Service Commission has reached a settlement with two companies for alleged violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law, issued more fines for No-Call violations for another company and issued other fines for yet another company for failures. Bentz issued fines totaling $100,000 for […] [...]

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