Tag Archives: Mississippi Public Service Commission

Ground broken on first PSC-funded natural gas expansion project

May 21, 2014

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Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. (PSC photo)

What does natural gas and economic development have in common? Job creation, says the Mississippi Public Service Commission. Officials have broken ground on one of the first natural gas expansion projects funded by the PSC’s economic development initiative. With the groundbreaking, Attala Industrial Park in Kosciusko will become one of the first beneficiaries of the […]

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Kemper County power plant hearing postponed

April 25, 2014

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The question of who should foot the bill for a new and controversial power plant is on hold. Upcoming hearings on whether Mississippi Power Co. should be able to get customers to pay for its Kemper County power plant have been postponed. The Mississippi Public Service Commission yesterday delayed prudency hearings from May 19 until […]

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Water, water everywhere — except in one county

October 15, 2013

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One resource Mississippi seems to have in abundance is water, but for residents of a Northeast Mississippi county it is a precious commodity and must be rationed. Alcorn County currently has no public water system, making every-day life a struggle. Jay Coke, who lives just near the community of Glen tells the Daily Corinthian that […]

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Reed says GOP officials were ‘duped’ by MPC

April 15, 2013

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By political columnist Bill Minor You’d hardly expect to hear a diehard Reagan-era Mississippi Republican sharply criticizing a big utility company for building a costly, unneeded — and experimental — generating plant with endorsement from state GOP leadership. Well, it has happened. Clarke Reed, of Greenville, pioneer of the state’s modern GOP, has spoken out […]

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OP-ED — FISACKERLY: Four key steps to ensure low-cost, reliable power for years to come

March 9, 2013

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In 2012, Entergy Mississippi, Inc. took four key steps toward meeting the ever-growing challenge of providing an ample supply of affordable, reliable electricity to our customers today and into the future. These were high value, long term, big ideas that will provide big savings in the not-too-distant future and help keep our rates low for […]

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Miss. Supreme Court to hear Kemper arguments Jan. 28

January 21, 2013

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MBJ writer Clay Chandler just submitted a story, saying the Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral argument Jan. 28 related to the Sierra Club’s ongoing legal opposition to Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. >> Read story …  

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PSC commissioner announces Entergy rate decrease

July 19, 2012

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Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey has announced continued rate decreases for ratepayers of Entergy Mississippi. From an issued press release. Entergy Mississippi customers with a typical 1,000 kWh use should see a decrease of about $3.37 a month for the remainder of 2012. “Rate decreases and cost savings from Entergy Mississippi could not […]

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(UPDATED) PSC requests proposals for Kemper County coal plant

March 28, 2012

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>> SEE UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING …. JACKSON — 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 on March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its reasoning […]

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KEMPER PLANT KEY IN HEATED PSC CONTEST

November 4, 2011

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Presley, Adams debate details of coal project consumer impact Of the three incumbents RUNNING for re-election to the Mississippi Public Service Commission — which regulates public electric, gas, telecommunications, water and sewer utilities — only one faces a serious challenger. Northern District Commissioner and Democrat Brandon Presley is opposed by Republican Boyce Adams. Both have […]

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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

September 16, 2011

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Every year, hunters flock to the Delta to take advantage of some of the best public hunting land in the state offered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks’ wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This year, however, hunters are wondering if […]

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