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Presley elected president of national group

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has elected Mississippi Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley as the association’s next president. The election was part of organization’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. During his installation speech, he spelled out a yearlong theme: Bridging the Divide, aimed at ensuring that all undeserved communities — including rural areas such as ...

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Kemper saga appears headed for final chapter on Feb. 6

By JACK WEATHERLY The saga of the Mississippi Power Co. “clean-coal” plant in Kemper County appears ready for its final chapter to be written on Feb. 6. The story of the plant, whose original projected cost was $2.9 billion but which swelled to $7.5 billion, will most likely end on that date when the three-member Mississippi Public Service Commission votes ...

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PSC starts clock ticking on resolution of Mississippi Power case

  By JACK WEATHERLY The latest chapter in the saga of Mississippi Power Co.’s troubled 582-megawatt “clean coal” power plant in Kemper County started Thursday. “The clock starts ticking today,” Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley said of the order laying out what the PSC says are Mississippi Power’s options. The plant, construction of which began in 2010, was initially ...

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