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Mississippi Power suspending Kemper coal operation pending PSC showdown

  By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi Power Co. and its parent, the Southern Co., issued a statement Wednesday saying that the coal-gasification operations at the Kemper County power plant will be suspended and natural-gas operations would continue. The statement came as a Mississippi Public Service Commission hearing approaches on Thursday, July 6, to determine the future of the project that is years behind ...

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Entergy New Orleans seeks to build plant at Michoud site

Entergy New Orleans has proposed building a $216 million natural gas-burning power plant in New Orleans East that will provide power during peak demand periods and post-storm repairs. The New Orleans Advocate reports the company applied to the City Council on Monday for approval to build the 226-megawatt plant at the site of its 1960s-era Michoud power plant. Entergy deactivated ...

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Entergy, Mississippi Power bills to be cut

Customers of two of Mississippi’s largest utilities will see lower bills in February, but regulators will re-examine natural gas costs to see if bills should fall further. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted Tuesday to approve lower fuel costs for both Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power Co. Bills for Entergy customers will fall $88 million overall. Residential customers who use ...

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