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Entergy issues statement about Superdome outage

Entergy has issued a statement regarding last night’s Super Bowl power outage: “Shortly after the beginning of the second half of the Super Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system.  Once the issue was detected, the sensing equipment operated as designed and opened a breaker, ...

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PSC commissioner announces Entergy rate decrease

Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey has announced continued rate decreases for ratepayers of Entergy Mississippi. From an issued press release. Entergy Mississippi customers with a typical 1,000 kWh use should see a decrease of about $3.37 a month for the remainder of 2012. “Rate decreases and cost savings from Entergy Mississippi could not have come at a better ...

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Historic low natural gas prices a boon to manufacturers and consumers

Natural gas prices are currently the lowest prices, when adjusted for inflation, seen in modern history. That is good news for state manufacturers and customers of utilities that rely heavily on natural gas for electricity generation. Entergy Mississippi now has some of the lowest costs for electricity of any utility in the country, said Entergy spokesperson Mara Hartmann. “We are ...

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Entergy warns utility customers of billing scam

JACKSON — Entergy Corp. is warning utility customers not to fall for a scam where people claim President Barack Obama is providing credits or payments toward bills. The company says more than 2,000 customers, mainly in Louisiana but also in Texas, have been affected. No instances have been reported in Mississippi and Arkansas, but Entergy is alerting customers there. Customers ...

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Grand Gulf refueling taking longer than expected

VICKSBURG — Refueling Grand Gulf Nuclear Station has taken longer than plant officials said a year ago, and officials now aren’t saying when it will be completed. The Claiborne County plant shut down Feb. 19 to refuel the boiling-water reactor and increase its generating capacity by 13 percent. Entergy Nuclear spokeswoman Suzanne Anderson says that neither the time frame nor ...

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Small fire reported at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

PORT GIBSON — A small fire shut down work in a portion of Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson Wednesday. Grand Gulf spokeswoman Suzanne Anderson tells the Vicksburg Post that there was no danger to workers or the public. Anderson says an unknown number of workers were forced to exit when a fire broke out in the condenser ...

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Construction to start by year’s end on Eastover development

Developers of The District at Eastover in Northeast Jackson finally own the site for the mixed-use project. Ted Duckworth and Breck Hines, co-owners of the The District Land Development Co., bought the 21-acre Old Blind School site from the state for $3.3 million. The deal closed Feb. 24. Hines said in an interview last week that construction should start on ...

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Public Service Commission may curb utility private jet expenses

The Mississippi Public Service Commission is considering amending a rule that would prohibit utilities from being allowed to charge customers for private jet expenses that are above costs of “coach” travel. Commissioner Brandon Presley made a motion to open a docket to amend the rule in July after Mississippi Power Company asked the Commission’s permission to charge customers for $900,000 ...

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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

Every year, hunters flock to the Delta to take advantage of some of the best public hunting land in the state offered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks’ wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This year, however, hunters are wondering if they should find somewhere else ...

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