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J.D. Power ranks Southern region utilities on customer satisfaction

J.D. Power has published the following survey results for its 2013 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. The study ranks midsize and large utility companies in four geographic regions including East, Midwest, South and West. Companies in the midsize utility segment serve between 125,000 and 499,999 residential customers, while companies in the large utility segment serve 500,000 or more residential customers. In ...

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CRAWFORD: Kemper County Coal Plant a prudent investment

Rating agencies and regulators expect utility companies to maintain sound risk management and long-term planning strategies. For this reason, electric utilities value diversity in power generation options. “Reliance on one fuel or technology can leave them vulnerable to price and supply volatility,” says a Congressional Research Service study published in February. The study cautions utilities from becoming too dependent on ...

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Read May 24 issue of MBJ

>>COVEY OF CONCERN Officials hoping quail numbers will rebound – by Wally Northway Also in this week’s paper: >>MEMORIAL DAY Gulf Coast group honors state’s surviving World War II veterans- by Stephen McDill >>ENERGY Mississippi Power finds new leadership, regulators probe executive’s document witholding- by Clay Chandler >>DELTA COUNCIL Stabenow, Cochran brace for Senate vote on Farm Bill- by Ted Carter >> OUR VIEW USM right to call off ...

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Kemper county energy facility — a wise decision was made

The Mississippi Public Service Commission unanimously determined in 2009 that Mississippi Power would need additional baseload electric power generation to meet consumer demand in 2014. Baseload generation provides electricity that’s needed every hour of every day, 365 days a year. By 2014 with increasing demand for electricity and no additional baseload generation, Mississippi Power customers would face volatile and high ...

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Coal plant awaits state supreme court hearing

The past year has been an eventful one for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. In March, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the 2010 order the Mississippi Public Service Commission issued that granted the plant a certificate of pubic convenience and necessity did not cite sufficient evidence from the record of proceedings. Justices, in their ruling, kicked the ...

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Southern Co. to partner with Texas company to market controversial Kemper coal technology

Southern Co., the parent company of Mississippi Power Co., is partnering with a Texas based-firm that owns part of the technology that will be used at the Kemper County coal plant to market the technology to power companies worldwide. Southern Co. developed the Transport Integrated Gasification (TRIG) technology with Houston-based KBR. The process uses low-rank coal, like the lignite coal ...

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Read October 8 issue of the MBJ

>> RETAIL MSU in negotiations with new developer for CottonMill— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Compton dedicated to improving the economy in Hancock County— by Lynn Lofton >>REGIONALISM Choctaw, Webster and Montgomery counties plan development partnership— by Clay Chandler >> HEALTHCARE Health summit a tool for small business— by Frank Brown >> ENERGY Miss. ...

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Officers, directors seated

The Mississippi Main Street Association has formally welcomed new officers and members to the state board of directors. The following are new officers of the MMSA board for 2012-2014: president Barry Plunkett of B. Plunkett & Associates Inc. in Jackson; president-elect Joey Hudnall of Neel-Schaffer in Jackson; treasurer Mark Loughman of Mississippi Power in Gulfport; and, chairman Randy Burchfield of ...

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Read August 20 issue of MBJ

>> AGRICULTURE Crop shipping on river barges slowed by falling water levels— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> HIGHWAY 9 OPENS Want a road built in record time? Get yourself a Toyota plant— by Clay Chandler >> KEMPER UPDATE Contractors dispute claim of shoddy work at Kemper— by Clay Chandler >> EDUCATION Academic, business development expertise sought in ...

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