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Haley Barbour: Kemper plant will rival Grand Gulf’s performance

By JACK WEATHERLY  Former Gov. Haley Barbour predicts that Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal-powered plant will in the long run rival the performance of Entergy’s Grand Gulf nuclear plant in Port Gibson. “Grand Gulf took more than twice as long to build and cost more than twice as much [as originally planned].  And after it went online it initially caused ...

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Entergy gives solar a shot

By Jack Weatherly Entergy will build solar facilities in three Mississippi cities. It is designated a pilot project even though solar technology has been around for decades, because it is the first of “utility scale” in Mississippi, said Aaron Hill, manager of the project for Entergy. Construction will commence in the Jackson area in the second quarter and be completed ...

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Entergy plans three solar-power pilot projects

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved three solar power projects to be constructed by Entergy. The pilot projects, the first to be sponsored by a utility, will be built in Senatobia, Jackson and Brookhaven, Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley said in a news release. Each will have the capacity to generate 500,000 kilowatts of electricity, the release said. Hattiesburg-based ...

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Entergy to build $23 million operations center

Entergy Mississippi announced Tuesday it will build a $23 million, 24,775-square-foot transmission operations center in Jackson to monitor the transmissions system and coordinate outage repairs.  It is a twin to one announced this week in Little Rock for Entergy Corp.’s four-state service area. There had been five such facilities, but the two new centers will “improve operations and mitigate weather ...

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Brandon Presley re-elected as president of Entergy Regional State Committee

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has been re-elected as president of the Entergy Regional State Committee (E-RSC), a board consisting of utility regulators from Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and the City of New Orleans with a mission of improving reliability and cost-savings within the Entergy electric system. Presley has served as president of the committee for the past year and ...

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Power plant lands $181M loan from USDA

BATESVILLE — The U. S. Department of Agriculture is providing a loan for work at an electric power generation facility in Panola County. The federal agency Friday announced in a news release that it is providing $181 million to the South Mississippi Electric Power Association. The money will be used to purchase two natural gas-fired combined cycle units for the ...

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$500 MILLION — Entergy Mississippi plans major investment for upgrades and improvements to electric distribution system

Over the next several years Entergy Mississippi has plans to invest more than $500 million in upgrades and improvements to the company’s transmission and distribution systems. Mara Hartmann, spokesperson for Entergy Mississippi, said the upgrades are necessary to continue to meet national reliability standards and will also help provide opportunities for Mississippi businesses and industries to grow. “These improvements will ...

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Energy group pushing for used nuclear fuel storage facility

JACKSON — A nonprofit group tied to energy businesses says Mississippi should consider becoming a storage place for used nuclear fuel. Representatives of the Mississippi Energy Institute will meet tomorrow at the state Capitol with the Senate Economic Development Committee. After that, they’ll have a closed-door meeting at the Old Capitol Inn with business people and Republican U.S. Reps. Alan ...

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Nuclear power plant in Mississippi emits smoke from transformer

PORT GIBSON — Officials say a transformer at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant near Port Gibson emitted smoke on Sunday but the reactor was not in danger. Entergy Nuclear spokesman Mike Bowling says the incident was reported shortly before 5:45 p.m. It was resolved about 90 minutes later. No injuries were reported. Grand Gulf officials termed it an “unusual ...

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Read March 22 issue of MBJ

PERFECT PLANTING High Heeled Hippie gets back to the roots of eco-friendly farming by Stephen McDill Also in this week’s paper GRAMMYS Work begins on pioneering museum in Cleveland by Wally Northway ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Alabama court ruling could boost Mississippi’s business recruitment by Clay Chandler AGRIBUSINESS Years-long efforts brings import duties on Vietnamese catfish by Ted Carter OUR VIEW Nation’s ...

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