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Two companies fined for violations of 'No-Call' law

JACKSON — Two companies, including one based in Mississippi, have been found in violation of the state’s ‘No-Call’ law. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced Public Service Commission-ordered fines totaling $40,000. Higher Impact Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz., was fined $15,000, while Mississippi-based Diverse Solutions, LLC, was fined $25,000. Neither company registered as telephone solicitors with the state of Mississippi, yet ...

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Entergy increases availability of incentives for small businesses

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley says that in response to his request, Entergy Mississippi will expand the availability of its Small Business Incentive Program. Entergy filed to amend the incentive program, which lowers the electricity costs borne by small business through a package reduced rates and fees, by removing a requirement that the business be located in a ...

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Presley: Utilty rate incentives extended

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley reports an extension through 2014, and in some instances beyond 2014, of utility rate incentives aimed at Mississippi small businesses. To date, the incentives have helped over 1,100 Mississippi small businesses save more than $400,000 in utility costs, according to Presley. The Small Business Rate Incentive first proposed by Presley in 2011 has ...

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Utility-rate incentives extended for small businesses

JACKSON, Mississippi — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today an extension through 2014, and in some instances beyond 2014, of utility rate incentives aimed at Mississippi small businesses. To date, the incentives have helped over 1,100 Mississippi “mom and pop” businesses save more than $400,000 in utility costs, according to a news release from Presley. The “Small Business Rate ...

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PSC unanimously rejects Entergy-ITC proposed merger

JACKSON — Mississippi utility regulators have unanimously rejected a merger proposal by Entergy Corp. and ITC Holdings Corp., saying the deal could have meant a $300-million rate increase for Mississippi customers over 30 years. “We respect Entergy’s desire to improve its organizational effectiveness, but the commission was not persuaded the transfer of ownership would be in the best interest of ...

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Mississippi is most-improved energy-efficient state in nation

Mississippi has jumped from worst to first in a ranking of the nation’s most-improved states on energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a Washington, D.C., energy think tank. “For too long, Mississippi has ranked dead last in the nation in the area of energy efficiency,” said Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, who joined ...

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Presley wants waiver on utility deposits for domestic violence victims

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is proposing a 60-day waiver on utility deposits for victims of domestic abuse. Presley, who represents Mississippi’s Northern District on the three-member PSC, said the measure is intended to provide financial relief that would make it easier to get out of dangerous situations. The measure is modeled after similar measures in Louisiana and ...

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PSC asking for more information on Kemper coal plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Regulators say Mississippi Power Co. needs to submit more evidence that it has spent money prudently on the power plant it’s building in Kemper County. The state Public Service Commission voted 3-0 yesterday to require more information from Mississippi Power on the $4.75 billion it is spending to build the coal-fueled power plant in eastern Mississippi. The ...

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Water, water everywhere — except in one county

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 his family faces decisions on ...

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Presley pushing to block MEI payment by Mississippi Power customers

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is pushing to have $45,000 paid by Mississippi Power Company for membership to the Mississippi Energy Institute, a group recently promoting nuclear waste storage in Mississippi, excluded from payment by electric customers on the Gulf Coast. Presley raised the issue yesterday in the Commission’s regular business meeting in Jackson. “If the Mississippi Energy ...

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