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TVA sees record drop in sales

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) board has approved a 2010 budget of $10.2 billion for operating expenses and $2.3 billion in capital investments. The board also took several actions to reduce the impact on consumers of a projected $7.2-billion shortfall for the period 2010 through 2012, including $1.9 billion in budget cuts and $2.8 billion in additional ...

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SmartSynch lands ARRA-funded project

JACKSON — SmartSynch has been awarded a $3.75-million grant to help manage energy consumption and cost at public facilities around the state, Gov. Haley Barbour announced. The State Energy Program (SEP) funding comes through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “The project marks the first time Mississippi has launched a 
coordinated effort to reduce energy consumption in public buildings ...

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MPSC commissioners at odds

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) declared its intent to consider the adoption of additional and/or amended rules under their jurisdiction, more specifically a “Ratepayers’ Bill of Rights,” though the decision made one commissioner unhappy. Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley asked for a full vote on a Mississippi Ratepayers’ Bill of Rights, which he proposed in February. However, ...

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Advance Mississippi issues brief

JACKSON — Advance Mississippi has released an issue brief analyzing Mississippi’s electric transmission system. The brief, “Delivering Power: An Overview of Mississippi’s Electric Transmission System,” details Mississippi’s electric grid and explains the importance of maintaining robust transmission infrastructure. “Having strong transmission infrastructure is crucial to providing reliable power,” said Advance Mississippi chairman Glenn McCullough Jr. “”n Mississippi, it can mean ...

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MEP completed and moving gas

CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI — Construction of the approximately 500-mile Midcontinent Express Pipeline (MEP) is complete and natural gas transportation service commenced Aug. 1, on the pipeline from Delhi, La., to Transcontinental Pipe Line’s Station 85 in Butler, Ala. MEP is a joint venture of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. MEP has multiple receipt and delivery points ...

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Senate passes appropriations bill

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. has Senate passed the FY2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, which provides funding for federal water projects in Mississippi and university-led energy research. “Senate passage of this bill is a key step toward providing the funding we need to operate and maintain the federal water projects that are important to life in Mississippi. It ...

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PHMSA approves pipeline's operation

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP’s, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, has completed remediation of the pipe anomalies on its East Texas and Southeast pipeline projects and has received authorization from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to operate these pipelines at standard operating pressures. Rolf Gafvert, CEO of Boardwalk, said, “We have made significant progress on ...

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Denbury studying proposed pipelines

DALLAS — Denbury Resources Inc. has initiated a comprehensive feasibility study of a possible long-term CO2 pipeline project, which would connect proposed gasification plants in the Midwest to the Company’s existing CO2 pipeline infrastructure in Mississippi or Louisiana. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has provided financial assistance for the feasibility study for the Illinois portion of the ...

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Energy projects get ARRA money

JACKSON — More than $153 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding has been released six states and a U.S. territory, including Mississippi. The State of Mississippi was awarded $16.1 million, which will be used to promote energy efficiency in state buildings and initiate selected renewable energy projects. The state plans to initiate a “lead by example” program ...

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Barbour testifies on cap and trade

WASHINGTON — Gov. Haley Barbour yesterday warned the cap and trade tax under consideration by Congress would damage the nation’s economic growth and increase energy costs for consumers. Barbour testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. “Energy policy significantly impacts every aspect of American foreign and domestic policy,” Barbour said. “Energy is the lifeblood of our ...

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