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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Regulators discuss Kemper refunds for Miss. Power customers

JACKSON — Mississippi regulators plan to discuss at a Tuesday meeting how to obey a state Supreme Court order to refund about $350 million that Mississippi Power Co. has collected from customers to build a power plant in Kemper County. The Supreme Court ruled in February that an 18 percent rate increase was illegal because regulators didn’t conduct hearings to ensure ...

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Officials monitoring marsh fire behind Mississippi Power

GULFPORT — A company spokesman says lightning from a thunderstorm started a marsh fire on property behind Mississippi Power Company’s plant. The Sun Herald reports spokesman Bill Snyder says employees were not in danger of the fire on Tuesday afternoon and says work at the power-generation plant proceeded as normal. Officials say firefighters could not reach the marsh with their ...

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