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Miss. justices send coal suit back to lower court

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has sent back to a chancery court a lawsuit that seeks to block a coal-fired, electric-generating plant in east-central Mississippi. The lawsuit was in response to the Mississippi Public Service Commission’s decision to ease restrictions it had put on the project in Kemper County. The Sierra Club has said the plant is ...

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It’s legal in some states

Utilities make donations (more than $3 million the last three years) and then charge the cost back to customers Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power Company have been reimbursed by customers for more than $3.1 million in charitable contributions to schools, colleges, civic organizations and businesses over the past three years, according to public records. These regulated public utilities plan to ...

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A final vote is near

Mississippi Power won’t unveil how much of an increase plant would mean to ratepayers The Mississippi Public Service Commission is set to vote Wednesday on Mississippi Power Company’s request for a reconsideration on its $2.4-billion proposed Kemper County clean coal plant. MPC has said that restrictions imposed by the Commission in a recent order — including a $2.4-billion price cap ...

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U.S. Energy Secretary Wants Kemper Approval

The Energy Daily reports today that U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu hopes the Mississippi Public Service Commission and Southern Company can strike a compromise on a proposed $2.4 billion clean coal plant to be built in Kemper County. The Mississippi Commission voted April 29 to allow the plant to go forward if Mississippi Power Company (a division of Southern Company) ...

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Kemper Coal Plant — Are Commission conditions too much for Miss. Power?

Mississippi Power Company is taking a careful look at whether to build a $2.4 billion clean coal plant in Kemper County. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted April 29 to approve the plant – but with several conditions MPC says “seem to make it impossible” to finance or construct. Commissioners Leonard Bentz and Lynn Posey approved the plant. Commissioner Brandon ...

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Entergy passes fuel purchasing exam

Entergy Mississippi’s energy purchasing practices are above-board and guarantee to lowest costs to rate payers, said a consultant hired by the Mississippi Public Service Commission at a March 30 meeting. Commissioners Leonard Bentz and Lynn Posey hired Colorado-based McFadden Consulting Group, which has audited more than 40 utilities nationwide, to perform the exam of Entergy. McFadden’s fee was $154,000. Commissioner ...

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Entergy to raise patrons’ light bills

Increase to begin during the summer The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted this month for an administrative change, which will add at least $10 million to Entergy Mississippi’s customers’ rates. The increase will be collected during the course of a year, beginning this summer. Entergy Mississippi serves approximately 433,000 people in 45 counties in southwestern Mississippi. Commissioner and chairman Brandon Presley ...

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Charging for energy efficiency?

Opponents of cap-and-trade looking to pass the costs down to the ratepayers Opponents of cap-and-trade and similar legislation object to emissions taxes and restrictions because they believe electricity companies will seek to pass the costs on to rate payers. The Mississippi Public Service Commission faces the same concern as it discusses the development of energy conservation methods that will impact ...

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Presley to represent commission

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) will represent the Mississippi Public Service Commission on the newly formed Entergy Regional State Committee (E-RSC), which is comprised of state regulators from Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and the City of New Orleans. The E-RSC was formed earlier this year because of complaints and concerns surrounding the status of the Entergy transmission ...

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Presley: Money should be returned

JACKSON — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) said Sept. 24 that the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) should have returned $31.8 million of over-collections by Entergy Mississippi back to customers Oct. 1 rather than allowing the company to hold the funds an additional six months, until April 2010. Presley said the money was a result of over-collections ...

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