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PSC named Katherine Collier executive secretary

The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously voted to name Katherine Collier to the position of executive secretary replacing Brian Ray, who has elected to retire after over 30 years with the agency. The transition would be effective July 1. Collier is currently a senior attorney with the PSC and is a life-long resident of Mississippi having grown up ...

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Utility-rate incentives extended for small businesses

JACKSON, Mississippi — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today an extension through 2014, and in some instances beyond 2014, of utility rate incentives aimed at Mississippi small businesses. To date, the incentives have helped over 1,100 Mississippi “mom and pop” businesses save more than $400,000 in utility costs, according to a news release from Presley. The “Small Business Rate ...

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Mississippi is most-improved energy-efficient state in nation

Mississippi has jumped from worst to first in a ranking of the nation’s most-improved states on energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a Washington, D.C., energy think tank. “For too long, Mississippi has ranked dead last in the nation in the area of energy efficiency,” said Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, who joined ...

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Read June 18, 2012 issue of the MBJ

>> INSURANCE INSTITUTE: Lack of codes makes Mississippi Coast … MOST VULNERABLE — By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> LAST AGAIN: Insurance Institute gives state nation’s lowest grade for hurricane-resistant structures — by Ted Carter >> REPORT: 70,000 coastal properties at risk to storm — by Ted Carter >> AGRICULTURE: Southern senators: Farm Bill boosts Midwest, leaves ...

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MBJ EDITORIAL: Rate increase of 11.35 percent just the beginning in regard to Kemper

It was only a matter of time before Mississippi Power Company started raising the rates on its customers to pay for the $2.88 billion Kemper County coal plant. So, last week MPC filed documents with state regulators — the Public Service Commission — for a requested rate increase of 11.35 percent. The Commission has the ability to deny MPC’s request. ...

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Supreme court will hear Kemper Coal Plant arguments

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments from the Sierra Club challenging the state Public Service Commission’s approval of the project in Kemper County by Mississippi Power Co. Mississippi Power has started construction of the $2.4 billion coal plant. Oral arguments are scheduled for Dec. 14. The suit was filed and heard in Harrison County Chancery Court. Judge Jim Persons ...

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PSC to sue EPA

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has voted to sue the federal Environment Protection Agency over new air impact regulations that could threaten the reliability of electric service. Commissioners voted to take legal action on the heels of a U.S. House of Representatives’ energy and commerce committee hearing on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. A preliminary analysis of the regulation impacts ...

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Public record or corporate secrets

PSC to decide whether public should be privy to matters concerning their pocket books ahead of corporate concerns of confidentiality By AMY McCullough I STAFF WRITER amy.mccullough@msbusiness.com At a hearing last week regarding whether Mississippi’s public utilities should be able to hide certain documents from the public, several utilities spoke out in favor of leaving the Public Service Commission rule ...

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Commission fines two Florida companies

JACKSON — Public Service Commission chairman Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) announced that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined two Florida telemarketers a total of $90,000 for violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Presley said Ski Group, LLC, of Plantation, Fla., and Higher Response Marketing Inc. of St. Petersburg, Fla., violated the law by ...

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