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Co-ops, PSC hammer out compromise legislation on net metering

By JACK WEATHERLY  Electric power associations in Mississippi have decided not to appeal the Public Service Commission’s new net-metering rule. Instead, the South Mississippi Electric Power Association and the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi have worked with the commission to fashion compromise legislation to settle their differences with the rule rather than taking the matter to the state Supreme Court. ...

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UPDATE: PSC rejects reconsidering net-metering rule

By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Public Service Commission had a month to enjoy the fruits of it five years of labor in producing a net-metering rule, which allows customers to produce power by rooftop solar panels and sell it to utilities. Mississippi became the 45th state to pass such a rule. Then the returns came in. Four filers  asked the ...

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Election puts squeeze on PSC to finalize net-metering rule

By JACK WEATHERLY  The current Mississippi Public Service Commission has till Dec. 31 if it wants to make a final decision during its tenure on its proposed net-metering rule for residential solar power generation – four years after the idea was introduced. Sides in the debate over the proposed rule have gotten what would be presumably their last chance for ...

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PSC hears comments on net-metering proposal

By JACK WEATHERLY  A process that began five years ago cleared a major hurdle on Tuesday as Mississippi considers adoption of a “net-metering” rule that would allow residents who equip their homes with solar cells to produce electricity and get credit on their utility bills. The Mississippi Public Service Commission heard from a number of intervenors during a two-hour hearing ...

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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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