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Law to bolster utilities’ economic development efforts gets mixed reactions

A bill to bolster electric utilities’ economic development efforts sailed through the Mississippi Legislature and was signed by Gov. Phil Bryant on March 13. But after-the-fact reaction to the law ranges from suspicion and alarm to a characterization that such an interpretation is merely a tempest in a teapot. It could put customers of the state’s two investor-owned utilities, Entergy ...

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J.D. Power ranks Southern region utilities on customer satisfaction

J.D. Power has published the following survey results for its 2013 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. The study ranks midsize and large utility companies in four geographic regions including East, Midwest, South and West. Companies in the midsize utility segment serve between 125,000 and 499,999 residential customers, while companies in the large utility segment serve 500,000 or more residential customers. In ...

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Forward-thinking power companies transform “disruptions” into opportunities

The Edison Electric Institute has warned that “disruptive challenges” caused by recent technological and economic changes could result in considerable impacts to the electric utility industry. But forward-thinking power companies will be able to transform ‘disruptions’ into opportunities that will result in earning a reasonable rate of return, said Steven Scheurich, vice president of service delivery for Entergy. The utility ...

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Mississippi Power files Kemper rate recovery plan

      A multi-year financing plan for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant took two steps forward last week. Gov. Phil Bryant signed bills that would give the Mississippi Public Service Commission authority to grant the utility permission to recover costs associated with the project over a number of years. Another bill allows Mississippi Power to issue bonds ...

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Calculation of electric bills won’t change

PSC voted against changing process of adjusting bills based on fuel cost estimates The Mississippi Public Service Commission has voted not to change the process of adjusting customer electric bills based on estimates of fuel costs. Mississippi uses a method that is used in other states for setting customer rates in advance based on the estimated costs of fuel. The ...

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