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Nearly 100 water associations miss PSC’s reporting deadline

by MBJ Staff Published: January 24,2012

Tags: by-laws, state government, utilities, water, water associations

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley says 92 water associations in North Mississippi have failed to meet a Jan. 18 deadline for submitting a copy of their corporate by-laws to the PSC. Presley gave the 92 associations until Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. to submit by-laws or face subpoenas for records. […] [...]

Construction mistakes halt TVA’s nuclear reactor project

by Associated Press Published: January 24,2012

Tags: construction, electricity, energy, power, power distribution, power generation, utilities, work stoppage

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Mistakes by construction workers at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar reactor project have idled about 1,000 workers temporarily for a safety talk. TVA ordered the unpaid safety work stoppage at the reactor project between Chattanooga and Knoxville in response to finding cables being erroneously removed from the plant’s operating Unit 1 […] [...]

TVA’s monthly fuel cost will drop in February

by Associated Press Published: January 16,2012

Tags: electricity, energy, fuel costs, power, power distribution, power generation, utilities, utility bills

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority’s monthly fuel cost will drop between $2 and $4.50 in February billings for average residential customers due to mild weather. The Knoxville-based utility said for billing periods beginning Feb. 1, the total monthly fuel cost would decrease from the current 2.251 cents per kilowatt-hour to 1.996 cents per […] [...]

SmartSynch opens offices in California, China

by MBJ Staff Published: January 15,2012

Tags: electricity, energy, power, smartmeters, utilities

JACKSON — SmartSynch has opened offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Shenzhen, China. The expansion is the result of a record growth year for the company in 2011. SmartSynch’s headquarters in Jackson currently houses more than 100 employees. The company has already hired 10 new employees for the Silicon Valley office, with significant growth anticipated […] [...]

PSC OKs utility’s decrease in fuel cost recovery

by Associated Press Published: January 12,2012

Tags: bills, cooling, electricity, energy, fuel costs, heating, power, power generation, utilities

GULFPORT — State regulators have approved Mississippi Power Co.’s proposed decrease in the amount it recovers in its annual fuel filing. Mississippi Power’s fuel costs are recovered from customers on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The company does not earn a profit on the fuel used to generate electricity. Public Service Commission chairman Leonard Bentz says Mississippi […] [...]

Under-billing of factory costs utility $350K

by Associated Press Published: January 10,2012

Tags: electricity, energy, factories, furniture, manufacturing, power, utilities

GREENWOOD — Greenwood Utilities has taken a $350,000 hit after under-billing a local furniture factory for 15 years before the mistake was caught. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports it received the details of under-billing after filing a public records request. The newspaper said the city-owned facility last March notified the John-Richard furniture factory that its account […] [...]

Entergy completes purchase of Rhode Island facility

by MBJ Staff Published: December 22,2011

Tags: electricity, energy, mergers and acquisitions, power, utilities

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation’s Entergy Wholesale Commodities business segment has completed the previously announced purchase of the Rhode Island State Energy Center (RISEC), an approximately 583-megawatt power plant located in Johnston, R.I., from subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Inc. for approximately $346 million, subject to customary closing adjustments. The facility is a Siemens natural gas-fired […] [...]

TVA has spent $11M on defense of ash spill

by Associated Press Published: December 19,2011

Tags: accident, attorneys, disaster, disaster recovery, electricity, energy, environment, generation, law, lawyers, legal fees, power, utilities

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority has spent almost $11 million so far on outside legal help to battle lawsuits from the Kingston Plant coal ash spill. The nation’s largest public utility told The Associated Press it paid about $10.8 million to the Shook Hardy & Bacon law firm of Kansas City, Mo. The […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Big questions for Kemper County coal plant come down to who knew what and when

by MBJ Staff Published: December 15,2011

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In May of 2010 we wrote, “For better or worse, the economic future for the next 40 years in southeastern Mississippi will be greatly impacted by the decision of Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz. “ Justices with the Mississippi Supreme Court may be asking now how he came to his decision when he changed his […] [...]

Justices: Kemper County coal plant case is not about coal

>> KEMPER COUNTY CLEAN COAL PLANT HEARD BEFORE STATE SUPREME COURT JACKSON — Three Mississippi Supreme Court justices say that so far, they can’t find the evidence that state regulators used to justify their decision to allow Mississippi Power Company to build a $2.4 billion clean coal plant under construction in Kemper County. If the […] [...]

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