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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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$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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