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Entergy Mississippi promotes Turnipseed, Irby

Lea Turnipseed, CPA, is Entergy Mississippi’s vice president of customer service. She leads a new organization focused solely on customer service. Turnipseed joined Entergy in 1997 and has served as director of Entergy Mississippi finance since June 2012. She is a 1994 graduate of Millsaps College, has been a certified public accountant since 1995 and has also attended the Wharton ...

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Wood pellet maker plans $200M investment in Mississippi

A company that makes wood pellets burned for fuel in overseas power plants is moving ahead with plans for a $140 million pellet mill and a $60 million ship-loading terminal on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Enviva LP spokeswoman Maria Moreno said Wednesday that the Maryland company signed agreements Monday with leaders in George and Jackson counties. The company won’t finalize ...

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Pate joins Entergy Mississippi’s economic development team

Christine Lusteck Pate has joined Entergy Mississippi’s economic development division as business retention and expansion representative. Pate will work with Entergy’s existing industrial base to assist them with issues related to growth and competitiveness. Pate formerly was deputy director for the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, a public/private partnership. Prior to that, she was a senior project manager at the ...

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BP approves expansion of Gulf oil project

BP has approved a $1.3 billion expansion at one of its oil projects in the Gulf of Mexico and discovered an additional 1.4 billion barrels at two of them. “BP’s Gulf of Mexico business is key to our strategy of growing production of advantaged high-margin oil. We are building on our world-class position, upgrading the resources at our fields through ...

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Mississippi city selling gas system to private utility

A Mississippi Gulf Coast city is moving to sell its natural gas system for cash to help avert a financial pinch. WLOX-TV reports the Pascagoula City Council voted 4-3 Wednesday to sell the city’s gas utility to Houston-based CenterPoint Energy for $3 million. The system also serves some residents in Gautier (goh-SHAY’). The Mississippi Public Service Commission must approve the ...

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Another outage at Mississippi nuclear plant raises concerns

Another unplanned outage at Mississippi’s Grand Gulf nuclear power plant is adding to regulators’ concerns over reliability problems at the largest single-unit nuclear power plant in the United States. The move is also heightening scrutiny over whether problems at Entergy Corp.’s plant may be affecting power markets. Operators took the southwest Mississippi plant offline last week, citing problems with a ...

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Dem Brown won’t run again as Mississippi utility regulator

One of Mississippi’s three public service commissioners says he’s not seeking re-election in 2019. Central District Commissioner Cecil Brown, a Democrat from Jackson, made the announcement Monday. Brown is in his first term on the three-member utility regulatory body after 16 years in the Mississippi House. During Brown’s tenure, the commission has wrestled with the resolution of Mississippi Power Co.’s ...

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Callon Petroleum says it plans to relocate its official HQ

Callon Petroleum says it’ll move its official headquarters to Houston, but that dozens of employees based in a Mississippi city would remain rooted there.The company announced Tuesday that the more than three-dozen Natchez-based Callon employees would stay firmly rooted in the city. Callon CEO Joe Gatto tells the Natchez Democrat that the decision to officially move the corporate headquarters provides ...

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Entergy Mississippi, Recurrent Energy partner on Sunflower County solar site

The sunlight that fuels cotton, corn and soybean growth in the Mississippi Delta will soon fuel a 100-megawatt solar energy farm. This project will be the largest utility-owned solar farm in the state, pending approval of the Mississippi Public Service Commission. The project will be built by Canadian Solar Inc. (“Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ) subsidiary Recurrent Energy, LLC (“Recurrent Energy”) ...

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