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PSC commissioner announces Entergy rate decrease

Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey has announced continued rate decreases for ratepayers of Entergy Mississippi. From an issued press release. Entergy Mississippi customers with a typical 1,000 kWh use should see a decrease of about $3.37 a month for the remainder of 2012. “Rate decreases and cost savings from Entergy Mississippi could not have come at a better ...

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PSC may restrict utilities' corporate travel expenses

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission could vote this fall on a proposed rule designed to limit the corporate travel expenses that utility companies can pass along to customers. The three-member commission took comments on the proposal yesterday in Jackson. The rule would not prohibit utility companies from using private jets, but it would limit reimbursement to the equivalent ...

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Barbour names Jones to lead Public Utilities Staff

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed Virden Jones of Madison as executive director of the Public Utilities Staff. Jones begins the new position immediately and must be confirmed by the Senate. The Public Utilities Staff works with the Public Service Commission to represent the interests of ratepayers, utilities, state agencies and the broad public interests of the state of ...

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New law forbids hidden rate deals

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has voted unanimously to adopt a rule to “discourage the practice of filing non-confidential information confidentially” by public utilities. Under this rule, information pertaining to rate impacts to customers cannot be hidden from the public view. Confidential document filing became an issue during hearings and discussions regarding Mississippi Power Company’s $2.4 billion lignite coal plant, ...

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‘No more Easter egg hunts’

Law would keep utilities from sponsoring frivolous events with customers’ money Last month, the state agency that regulates public utilities voted to consider tightening rules that have allowed utilities to be reimbursed by customers for donations made to charities. At a Tuesday (Dec. 7) public meeting, the Mississippi Public Service Commission discussed a proposed rule requiring that public utilities: >> ...

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PSC votes to discuss utility donations of ratepayers' $

What organizations got ratepayer money and how much? Click on the years below: Entergy Mississippi’s Disallowed & Allowed Charitable Contributions * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 Mississippi Power Company’s Disallowed & Allowed Charitable Contributions * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has voted unanimously to open a docket to explore restricting the amounts of charitable ...

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