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Analysis: Decisions on Mississippi Power face new officials

Public Service Commissioner is the hardest job that few people are thinking about in Mississippi’s crowded election year. The winners of two open public service commissioner posts will just have settled into their offices in the Woolfolk State Office Building overlooking Mississippi’s capitol when they will be asked to decide the future of the Mississippi Power Co. Maybe that’s a ...

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Supreme Court: Tennessee Valley Authority can be sued

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Tennessee Valley Authority can be sued over its commercial activity. But it left a lower court to decide whether the case of an Alabama man injured by a power line can proceed. The Monday decision comes in the case of Gary Thacker, who was boating in the Tennessee River in 2013 when he ...

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Nuclear regulator cites plant for 2 low-level violations

A special inspection of a nuclear power plant in Mississippi has resulted in two low-level citations. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in a March 29 report , says Entergy Corp. operators at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station couldn’t get a water pump system to operate during the Dec. 12 shutdown because of training and simulation problems. The federal nuclear regulator is also ...

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Judge could hand $2B power rate fight to utility regulator

Days after deciding to go forward with a trial over whether a Mississippi utility overbilled its customers, the judge on Tuesday ordered fresh arguments on whether he has the authority to hear the case. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves canceled the third day of the trial, set for Tuesday, and instead instructed lawyers for Attorney General Jim Hood and Entergy ...

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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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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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