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Entergy Mississippi unveils energy-efficiency, cost-cutting programs

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi is launching a number of programs designed to help improve energy efficiency and save money on bills. “The Mississippi Public Service Commission wanted utilities to create more opportunities for customers to save money on their electric bills through energy efficiency,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. “Entergy Solutions is our answer. The programs are ...

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Kemper County plant's costs continue to rise; completion delayed again

KEMPER COUNTY — Southern Co. said yesterday that it will cost at least another $59 million to finish the power plant it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.6 billion. The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. also announced that the work on the parts of the plant that will gasify lignite and extract chemicals ...

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4-County Electric gets smart grid product from ACS

COLUMBUS — 4-County Electric Power has reached an agreement with Association Advanced Control Systems (ACS), a global provider of smart grid solutions, to install ACS’ PRISM SCADA system to better serve the cooperative’s 46,000 members in eastern Mississippi. “We selected ACS based upon their longevity, stability and their successful history of serving electrical cooperatives with innovative smart grid solutions,” said ...

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State's universities save $70M over eight years through energy efficiencies

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The state’s public universities have saved $70 million over the past eight years through efforts to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency, according to a report made recently to the Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning. “Many hands were involved in creating these cost savings and they are to be commended for their ...

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Fitch gives Mississippi Power a negative outlook due to Kemper plant

GULFPORT — Fitch Ratings has affirmed the issuer default rating (IDR) and security ratings for Southern Company, and has affirmed the IDRs and debt ratings for Southern Company’s subsidiaries. The rating outlook for all of the subsidiaries is stable, except for Mississippi Power, which remains negative. Fitch wrote: “The key near-term uncertainty at Mississippi Power remains the execution risk associated ...

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Entergy again makes top 10 for economic development efforts

NEW ORLEANS — For the seventh consecutive year, Entergy Corporation has been named one of the nation’s top 10 utilities in economic development for 2013 by Site Selection magazine. The company was chosen for its efforts to help attract nearly $21 billion in projects, which could result in as many as 9,200 jobs across its four-state service territory of Arkansas, ...

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Regulators to look at electric power co-ops' books

JACKSON — Regulators will review the books of Mississippi’s 25 electric power associations to try to determine whether they are holding money that should instead flow back to customers. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted 3-0 yesterday for its own legal staff and the freestanding Public Utilities Staff to conduct a joint review, with an eye toward issuing a report ...

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Presley calling for investigation of electric power associations

JACKSON — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley wants the utility regulator to investigate whether some electric power associations are holding money they should refund to their member-owners. Presley, a Democrat, said yesterday that he plans to ask the Public Service Commission at its meeting today to launch a formal inquiry. Michael Callahan, CEO of the Electric Power Associations ...

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Kemper County power plant costs rise another $30M

KEMPER COUNTY — Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $30 million to finish the power plant it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County, pushing the total cost to nearly $5.6 billion. The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. said the additional money will pay for material and labor during the plant’s startup phase, including contract workers to ...

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