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UT report: TVA would be broken up if sold

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A new University of Tennessee report finds that if the federal government decides to go ahead with divesting the Tennessee Valley Authority, the public utility could be broken up among several private power generators in the region. The study conducted by the school’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy was released yesterday. It finds that ...

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Power back on along Casino Strip after weekend storm

TUNICA — Power is back on in Tunica after a Sunday storm blew down power poles along Casino Strip Resort Boulevard. Nearly 30 poles snapped along the thoroughfare, WATN-TV reports. Three of the county’s nine casinos lost power and operated for a time on generators. Some homes also lost power. Monday, power crews were busy putting up new poles and ...

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Mississippi Power opposes energy-efficiency rules

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A number of utilities and consumer groups say they support proposed rules that would require Mississippi electric and gas utilities to implement programs to save energy. However, Mississippi Power Co. says it opposes the rules because bills could rise for customers who don’t make homes or businesses more efficient. The Public Service Commission began considering energy efficiency ...

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Solar power company inks letter with manufacturer

GULFPORT — Solar America Corp. has signed a letter of intent with L&G Energy Solutions, a commercial manufacturer of energy management devices including LED lighting and solar equipment. L&G Energy Solutions, based in Round Rock, Texas, is a clean tech company building products aimed at reducing energy consumption. According to the provisions of the LOI, L&G Energy Solutions will supply ...

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Commissioner wants review of utility metering following school issue

JACKSON— Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is requesting a formal review of Mississippi’s electric utilities’ metering policies and procedures. The Public Utilities Staff will work in conjunction with Commission staff to conduct the review, which will cover both investor owned utilities and electric power associations, according to a release from Presley’s office. Over the past year, Presley says ...

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Commissioners want more info on gas utility's plan

JACKSON — Regulators want to look again at an Atmos Energy Corp. plan to raise connection charges and cut rates for natural gas. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted for more study, with commissioners expressing concerns about raising bills for people who use little natural gas in summer. Dallas-based Atmos wants to raise monthly connection charges by $2 a month ...

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Entergy repaying school $1.2M-plus for years of overbilling

HERNANDO — Entergy Mississippi is reimbursing Hernando High School $1,230,313.55 for over a decade of high electricity bills, according to Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. From September 2001 to July 2012, Entergy over billed the school for electricity usage for an amount just under a million dollars, a press release from Presley’s office states. At Presley’s insistence, Entergy agreed to ...

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Entergy Mississippi executes agreement with MISO

JACKSON — Five Entergy utilities have taken a key step toward membership in a regional transmission organization via submission of the executed transmission owner agreement to the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, or MISO. The utilities – Entergy Mississippi Inc., Entergy Texas Inc., Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC and Entergy New Orleans Inc. — follow Entergy Arkansas ...

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Commissioner pushing for extension of utilities' incentives

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is encouraging four of Mississippi’s major electric and gas utilities to extend small business rate incentives for another year. Incentives provided by Entergy Mississippi, Mississippi Power Company, CenterPoint Energy Resources and Wilmut Gas & Oil Company are set to expire Dec. 31. Atmos Energy Corporation has a similar program expiring in September 2013, ...

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Utility's earnings take big hit during third quarter

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation reported third quarter 2012 as-reported earnings of $337.1 million, or $1.89 per share, compared with $628.1 million, or $3.53 per share, for third quarter 2011. On an operational basis, Entergy’s third quarter 2012 earnings were $347.7 million, or $1.95 per share, compared with $628.1 million, or $3.53 per share, in third quarter 2011. Entergy said ...

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