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Will solar panels made in Miss. be used in Miss.?

Although Mississippians will be manufacturing solar panels at Stion in Hattiesburg, they will find it difficult to use the company’s products at home unless the state Public Service Commission adopts a uniform net-metering policy. Stion touts its residential products on its website: “Stion’s panels can help you save money on your electricity bill, gain energy independence and increase your property’s ...

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Pittman receives honor

Amy Pittman, a fuel and analysis engineer at Entergy’s national nuclear headquarters in Jackson, received the North American Young Generation in Nuclear Excellence Award for 2011 during the organization’s annual meeting. Entergy’s NA-YGN chapter at Echelon in Jackson also was honored with the 2011 Chapter Achievement Award for outstanding efforts related to the growth of members through social, community service, ...

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Flood cost estimates will arrive as slowly as water’s fall

The Mississippi River may have reached its crest, but that doesn’t mean state agencies or private sector businesses can start to evaluate the financial hit they have taken from the historic flood. Water started receding the third week of May, but it has so far been a slow drop. National Weather Service officials estimate that in towns like Greenville and ...

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'Consumers shouldn't have to foot the bill to sue themselves'

Press release from the office of Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley “Consumers Shouldn’t Have to Foot the Bill to Sue Themselves” PSC adopts Presley’s Motion for New Rule Concerning Utilities Legal Fees JACKSON — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley led the effort last week to prohibit utility companies from being able to re-coop legal fees in cases ...

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FERC: Entergy overcharged customers

Mississippi could receive millions in refunds A federal regulatory judge has ruled that Entergy Corp. overcharged customers in Mississippi and three other states by selling low-cost power to third parties for profit. The decision states that shareholders should make refunds but did not specify the extent of damages. If the decision is upheld by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), ...

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Vt. nuke plant closes after radioactive water leak

MONTPELIER, Vermont — Technicians at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant will begin work Monday morning to fix a pipe that leaked radioactive water and forced the plant to shut down. The nuclear reactor was taken out of service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Plant spokesman Larry Smith estimated it would take 13 hours to cool down enough for workers to enter ...

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Entergy will sell Vermont nuke plant

MONTPELIER, Vermont — Entergy Corp. made it official Thursday: It’s putting the troubled Vermont Yankee nuclear plant on the market. But Vermont’s governor-elect said a new owner wouldn’t change his view that the plant should shut down when its current license expires in 2012. Entergy said in a statement that it is exploring the sale of the 605-megawatt nuclear plant ...

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Port Gibson can't pay its light bill

PORT GIBSON — Port Gibson has turned off most of its street lights to save money, and service from another city utility is in danger of being disrupted. “We don’t have a choice,” said Port Gibson Mayor Fred Reeves, who took office in 2008. “We don’t have a choice. The problem is, we just don’t have the revenue to meet ...

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