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Entergy earns 30th EEI Emergency Response Award

The Edison Electric Institute has awarded Entergy Corporation its 30th Emergency Response Award for the company’s assistance in restoring power to citizens following Hurricane Florence in September 2018. EEI has awarded Entergy with a national storm-response award for 21 consecutive years in recognition of the company’s recovery and mutual-assistance work. Hurricane Florence was a powerful and long-lived storm that affected ...

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Mississippi Power customers get break as fuel costs drop

Customers of Mississippi Power will get lower rates starting next month as fuel costs have dropped. The Sun-Herald reported that the average residential customers will average about $4.14 per month this year. That’s down about 3 percent from last year. In 2018 there was a 4.5 percent increase because of higher fuel costs. The Mississippi Public Service Commission approved the ...

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Entergy hiring 320 for Mississippi nuclear operations

Entergy Corp. says it’s adding jobs at its nuclear power division headquarters in Jackson, as well as at its Mississippi nuclear plant at Grand Gulf. New Orleans-based Entergy says it will add 250 jobs in Jackson, augmenting its nuclear workforce. Spokeswoman Mara Hartmann says some employees will transfer from northeastern nuclear plants Entergy is closing or selling. The electrical utility ...

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Entergy Mississippi promotes Turnipseed, Irby

Lea Turnipseed, CPA, is Entergy Mississippi’s vice president of customer service. She leads a new organization focused solely on customer service. Turnipseed joined Entergy in 1997 and has served as director of Entergy Mississippi finance since June 2012. She is a 1994 graduate of Millsaps College, has been a certified public accountant since 1995 and has also attended the Wharton ...

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Wood pellet maker plans $200M investment in Mississippi

A company that makes wood pellets burned for fuel in overseas power plants is moving ahead with plans for a $140 million pellet mill and a $60 million ship-loading terminal on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Enviva LP spokeswoman Maria Moreno said Wednesday that the Maryland company signed agreements Monday with leaders in George and Jackson counties. The company won’t finalize ...

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Pate joins Entergy Mississippi’s economic development team

Christine Lusteck Pate has joined Entergy Mississippi’s economic development division as business retention and expansion representative. Pate will work with Entergy’s existing industrial base to assist them with issues related to growth and competitiveness. Pate formerly was deputy director for the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, a public/private partnership. Prior to that, she was a senior project manager at the ...

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BP approves expansion of Gulf oil project

BP has approved a $1.3 billion expansion at one of its oil projects in the Gulf of Mexico and discovered an additional 1.4 billion barrels at two of them. “BP’s Gulf of Mexico business is key to our strategy of growing production of advantaged high-margin oil. We are building on our world-class position, upgrading the resources at our fields through ...

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Mississippi city selling gas system to private utility

A Mississippi Gulf Coast city is moving to sell its natural gas system for cash to help avert a financial pinch. WLOX-TV reports the Pascagoula City Council voted 4-3 Wednesday to sell the city’s gas utility to Houston-based CenterPoint Energy for $3 million. The system also serves some residents in Gautier (goh-SHAY’). The Mississippi Public Service Commission must approve the ...

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Another outage at Mississippi nuclear plant raises concerns

Another unplanned outage at Mississippi’s Grand Gulf nuclear power plant is adding to regulators’ concerns over reliability problems at the largest single-unit nuclear power plant in the United States. The move is also heightening scrutiny over whether problems at Entergy Corp.’s plant may be affecting power markets. Operators took the southwest Mississippi plant offline last week, citing problems with a ...

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Dem Brown won’t run again as Mississippi utility regulator

One of Mississippi’s three public service commissioners says he’s not seeking re-election in 2019. Central District Commissioner Cecil Brown, a Democrat from Jackson, made the announcement Monday. Brown is in his first term on the three-member utility regulatory body after 16 years in the Mississippi House. During Brown’s tenure, the commission has wrestled with the resolution of Mississippi Power Co.’s ...

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