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Will solar panels made in Miss. be used in Miss.?

Although Mississippians will be manufacturing solar panels at Stion in Hattiesburg, they will find it difficult to use the company’s products at home unless the state Public Service Commission adopts a uniform net-metering policy. Stion touts its residential products on its website: “Stion’s panels can help you save money on your electricity bill, gain energy independence and increase your property’s ...

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Lignite looking more like the wrong horse to have bet on

While the world has been championing natural gas as the savior of the energy crisis, Mississippi Power has insisted that gas prices will be high and volatile — reminiscent of 2009 — for years to come. The 2011 Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that natural gas prices will stay around $5 per million Btu through ...

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*Update* Does the U.S. Chamber need to do some homework?

Correction: A gentleman from the Chamber e-mailed me this morning (March 22) to say that his organization’s report states that a cut-off date of March 2010 was used. Because the Kemper project and Gulf LNG “were not complete as of March 2010-in fact, they’re not complete as of today-they were included. The third project, Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant, was included ...

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Topazi named COO of Southern Company

GULFPORT — Mississippi Power president and CEO Anthony Topazi has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Southern Company. It’s one of several new executive appointments in a management transition plan at Southern Company. Topazi will have responsibility for Southern Company Generation, Southern Power and Southern Company Transmission. Edward Day VI will succeed Topazi as president and ...

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PSC members: Politics played no part in Kemper plant decision

Baseload generation and the virtues of clean coal were not the only players on the roster as the Mississippi Public Service Commission weighed Mississippi Power Co.’s request to build a $2.4-billion coal-fired plant in Kemper County. The political tug-of-war between economic development interests and ratepayer protection got a lot of playing time, too. Commissioners voted 2-1 to conditionally approve MPC’s ...

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Kemper Coal Plant — Are Commission conditions too much for Miss. Power?

Mississippi Power Company is taking a careful look at whether to build a $2.4 billion clean coal plant in Kemper County. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted April 29 to approve the plant – but with several conditions MPC says “seem to make it impossible” to finance or construct. Commissioners Leonard Bentz and Lynn Posey approved the plant. Commissioner Brandon ...

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