Posts Tagged ‘Entergy’

Law to bolster utilities’ economic development efforts gets mixed reactions

A bill to bolster electric utilities’ economic development efforts sailed through the Mississippi Legislature and was signed by Gov. Phil Bryant on March 13. But after-the-fact reaction to the law ranges from suspicion and alarm to a characterization that such an interpretation is merely a tempest in a teapot. It could put customers of the […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — The Dirt on Kemper Coal II: Lord Barbour Strikes Back

When the facts are piling up against you, change the subject. That is former Governor Haley Barbour’s new, painfully obvious strategy as he continues to lobby for Southern Company and its bottomless money pit, the Kemper County Coal Plant. Last week, Barbour compared the cost overruns and delays of the Kemper Plant to the construction […] [...]

Haley Barbour: Kemper plant will rival Grand Gulf’s performance

By JACK WEATHERLY  Former Gov. Haley Barbour predicts that Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal-powered plant will in the long run rival the performance of Entergy’s Grand Gulf nuclear plant in Port Gibson. “Grand Gulf took more than twice as long to build and cost more than twice as much [as originally planned].  And after it […] [...]

Entergy gives solar a shot

By Jack Weatherly Entergy will build solar facilities in three Mississippi cities. It is designated a pilot project even though solar technology has been around for decades, because it is the first of “utility scale” in Mississippi, said Aaron Hill, manager of the project for Entergy. Construction will commence in the Jackson area in the […] [...]

Entergy plans three solar-power pilot projects

by Published: December 22,2014

Tags: Business, Entergy, Mississippi, NEWS, Okolona, solar energy, Stion

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved three solar power projects to be constructed by Entergy. The pilot projects, the first to be sponsored by a utility, will be built in Senatobia, Jackson and Brookhaven, Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley said in a news release. Each will have the capacity to generate 500,000 kilowatts of […] [...]

Miss. regulators OK small Entergy rate increase

by Published: December 11,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Entergy, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission is approving a new rate plan for Entergy, Mississippi’s largest private electrical utility. Commissioners voted unanimously for the plan Thursday. It will take effect with February bills. The plan increases overall rates by $16.2 million a year. A residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours per month would […] [...]

Entergy to build $23 million operations center

by Published: November 11,2014

Tags: Entergy

Entergy Mississippi announced Tuesday it will build a $23 million, 24,775-square-foot transmission operations center in Jackson to monitor the transmissions system and coordinate outage repairs.  It is a twin to one announced this week in Little Rock for Entergy Corp.’s four-state service area. There had been five such facilities, but the two new centers will […] [...]

Brandon Presley re-elected as president of Entergy Regional State Committee

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Entergy, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has been re-elected as president of the Entergy Regional State Committee (E-RSC), a board consisting of utility regulators from Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and the City of New Orleans with a mission of improving reliability and cost-savings within the Entergy electric system. Presley has served as president of the committee […] [...]

Power plant lands $181M loan from USDA

BATESVILLE — The U. S. Department of Agriculture is providing a loan for work at an electric power generation facility in Panola County. The federal agency Friday announced in a news release that it is providing $181 million to the South Mississippi Electric Power Association. The money will be used to purchase two natural gas-fired […] [...]

$500 MILLION — Entergy Mississippi plans major investment for upgrades and improvements to electric distribution system

by Published: September 6,2013

Tags: energy, Entergy, Haley Fisackerly, Mara Hartman, Mississippi

Over the next several years Entergy Mississippi has plans to invest more than $500 million in upgrades and improvements to the company’s transmission and distribution systems. Mara Hartmann, spokesperson for Entergy Mississippi, said the upgrades are necessary to continue to meet national reliability standards and will also help provide opportunities for Mississippi businesses and industries […] [...]

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