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Brandon Presley appointed to NARUC’s Gas Committee as Co-Vice Chair

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has appointed Mississippi Public Service Commission Chair Brandon Presley to serve as co-vice chair of the Committee on Gas. He will work alongside North Dakota Commissioner Julie Fedorchak. Commissioner Diane X. Burman of the New York State PSC is chair. Through panel discussions and educational sessions, the Gas Committee fosters awareness and understanding ...

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Mississippi Commission Chair Presley Appointed to NARUC’s Board of Directors

Mississippi Public Service Commission Chair Brandon Presley has been appointed to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Board of Directors. Presley was elected to the Mississippi PSC in 2007 and then re-elected in 2011 and 2015. Presley also was the mayor of Nettleton, from 2002 to 2007. He also was vice chair of NARUC’s Natural Gas Access and Expansion ...

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BOBBY HARRISON: Presley could be hope for Democrats under right circumstances

Mississippi Democrats – and by extension the national Democratic Party – could face a dilemma in 2018. They will have to decide whether to try to run a legitimate, adequately funded candidate in Mississippi for the office of United States senator. Conventional wisdom is that incumbent Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Tupelo will be difficult for a Democrat to defeat ...

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Presley seeks break on rates for deployed military members

A Mississippi utility regulator wants to consider giving some active-duty members of the military breaks on their electrical and natural gas bills. Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley Tuesday proposed that the commission consider requiring lower bills for service members deployed outside the country on active duty. The proposal would cover electrical utilities Entergy Mississippi, and Mississippi Power Co., plus ...

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Cell phones can be added to do-not-call list

By JACK WEATHERLY Starting Friday, Mississippians will be able to sign up on the state do-not-call list to block telemarketing calls and text messages on their cell phones. That’s when an amendment to the state Telephone Solicitation Act of 2003 takes effect. Those who want to get their cell phones on the registry simply need to go to the Mississippi ...

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Cellphones to be added to Mississippi no-call law

By JACK WEATHERLY  Thirteen years ago, Mississippi enacted its Telephone Solicitation Act to prevent unwanted calls. In recent years, efforts to add cellphones to the act, which only addresses landlines, have gotten no traction in the Legislature. Not so this year. The House and Senate approved Senate Bill 2366 with only two nay votes between the chambers. Gov. Phil Bryant ...

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ANALYSIS — Presley, at the helm of utility regulator, could get his chance

Start thinking of him as Chairman Presley. Brandon Presley has never been shy and retiring. But with a second Democrat coming onto the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the Northern District commissioner will likely take center stage at the utility regulatory agency. With Democrat Cecil Brown of Jackson being sworn into the Central District commission seat, replacing Republican Lynn Posey of ...

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PSC hears comments on net-metering proposal

By JACK WEATHERLY  A process that began five years ago cleared a major hurdle on Tuesday as Mississippi considers adoption of a “net-metering” rule that would allow residents who equip their homes with solar cells to produce electricity and get credit on their utility bills. The Mississippi Public Service Commission heard from a number of intervenors during a two-hour hearing ...

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ALAN TURNER — Kemper: A bird’s eye view

On June 19, I accepted an invitation from Mississippi Power to visit their Kemper facility, and get an “up close and personal” view of the plant and how it works. Notwithstanding all of the controversy the construction of Kemper has caused in recent years, the actual working of the plant is deceptively simple. Basically, lignite coal is mined a few ...

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Power companies urged to consider cell tower idea

MBJ staff Brandon Presley, commissioner for the Northern District of the Mississippi Public Service Commission has instructed electric utilities in the state to investigate and develop policies to allow new cell phone towers to be placed on electric transmission towers. Presley said in  news release on Tuesday that such an arrangement could greatly improve cellular coverage in Mississippi while at the ...

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