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Update: Five years in the making: PSC adopts net-metering rule

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By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Public Service Commission took its time – five years – to develop and adopt a rule for “net metering,” which will allow homeowners and businesses to produce their own power and sell it to electric utilities. The agency established a docket in 2010, commissioned an independent study and filed it in September of 2014, on ...

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Solar projects approved for Mississippi Power

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MBJ staff The Public Service Commission unanimously approved on Tuesday three solar power projects that will produce just over 105 megawatts of electricity for customers of Mississippi Power Co. Mississippi Power ratepayers will not bear any costs in the construction of the plants, which will be located in Hattiesburg, Sumrall, and Gulfport. Mississippi Power expects the plants to ultimately help ...

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Most said to want Kemper refund checks, not credits

  Associated Press The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. said Monday that 110,000 customers had contacted it by Friday to ask that refunds be issued as checks, not as bill credits. Customers who didn’t request checks will automatically get credits. The state Supreme Court ordered Mississippi Power in February to refund about $377 million to its 186,000 customers — money ...

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Father of state Republican Party, Clarke Reed, supports Democrat

A look at the Kemper County Coal Plant from the top. The plant will be tasked with mining lignite coal a few hundred yards away from the plant. That coal is moved through a process that will convert it to syngas. The syngas is then used to drive the energy output of the plant, and the resulting electricity is then moved into the grid.

My name is Clarke Reed. I am from Greenville. I am the second State Chairman of the Republican Party in modern times and have been active in Republican leadership roles since the early ‘60s. For the first time in my 87 years, I am supporting a Democrat, Thomas Blanton, Democratic candidate for Public Service Commission in the 3rd District. This ...

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Anthony Wilson named president of Mississippi Power

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JACKSON — New leadership is in place at Mississippi Power. On Monday, Anthony Wilson was named president of the company and on Jan. 1 he will take over the duties of Chief Executive Officer G. Edison Holland Jr. Holland will remain chairman of the company and continue to oversee the completion of the Kemper County energy facility, which is scheduled ...

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PSC to vote next week on Miss. Power rates, approves refunds

Ben Stone, an attorney with Mississippi Power Company, responds to a question by the Mississippi Public Service Commissioners, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in Jackson, Miss. The commission voted 3-0 to comply with a state Supreme Court order that found illegal the 2013 rate increase for the $6.2 billion plant. The power company is to develop a refund plan by November for customers who want them. Commissioners say they'll vote on a refund plan in August. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON — State utility regulators plan to decide Mississippi Power Co.’s request for an 18 percent rate increase on Aug. 13. The three-member Public Service Commission set the next meeting Thursday, after taking testimony from company officials saying the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. urgently needs the additional $159 million a year from its 186,000 customers. Mississippi Power wants the ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas Blanton’s response to Bill Crawford column

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Response to Bill Crawford column: July 19, 2015 (BILL CRAWFORD: Blanton, court make higher rates likely for MPC customers) Misinformation is the worst kind. Mississippi Power used to be a beloved part of South Mississippi. However their corporate culture has transformed itself over the past few years. In the past it did not threaten its customers, subject its customers to ...

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Mississippi Power urges PSC for break on refunds

Associated Press Mississippi Power Co. is telling regulators that the company wants bill credits to be the default option when refunding the $350 million the company collected from customers for its Kemper County power plant. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co., in a Tuesday filing with the Mississippi Public Service Commission, said it only wants to issue checks when customers ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Blanton, court make higher rates likely for MPC customers

A look at the Kemper County Coal Plant from the top. The plant will be tasked with mining lignite coal a few hundred yards away from the plant. That coal is moved through a process that will convert it to syngas. The syngas is then used to drive the energy output of the plant, and the resulting electricity is then moved into the grid.

For years, communities, businesses, and consumers in southeast Mississippi have counted on Mississippi Power Company for far more than electricity. The company has been a valued partner in economic development projects, disaster recovery (especially after Katrina), fights to save military bases, and more. Further, company leaders frequently provide effective leadership for statewide initiatives.  »» READ: Thomas Blanton’s response to this ...

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Regulators order end to Kemper rate increase, plan refunds

A look at the Kemper County Coal Plant from the top. The plant will be tasked with mining lignite coal a few hundred yards away from the plant. That coal is moved through a process that will convert it to syngas. The syngas is then used to drive the energy output of the plant, and the resulting electricity is then moved into the grid.

JACKSON — Regulators on Tuesday ordered Mississippi Power Co. to lower rates later this month and plan for customer refunds by November. In issuing the order, the Mississippi Public Service Commission voted 3-0 to comply with a state Supreme Court order that found illegal a 2013 rate increase for the $6.2 billion plant. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. must roll ...

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