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PSC approves multi-year rate plan for Kemper coal plant

Mississippi Public Service commissioners voted 2-1 last Tuesday to approve a multi-year rate plan for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. Terms of the plan call for the utility to receive $99 million in construction-work-in-progress funds for the rest of 2013. That will create a rate increase between 12 and 13 percent for residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt-hours ...

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Kemper county energy facility — a wise decision was made

The Mississippi Public Service Commission unanimously determined in 2009 that Mississippi Power would need additional baseload electric power generation to meet consumer demand in 2014. Baseload generation provides electricity that’s needed every hour of every day, 365 days a year. By 2014 with increasing demand for electricity and no additional baseload generation, Mississippi Power customers would face volatile and high ...

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Coal plant awaits state supreme court hearing

The past year has been an eventful one for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. In March, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the 2010 order the Mississippi Public Service Commission issued that granted the plant a certificate of pubic convenience and necessity did not cite sufficient evidence from the record of proceedings. Justices, in their ruling, kicked the ...

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Louisiana PSC looks into Entergy's response to Isaac

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s utility regulatory agency is hashing out complaints over Entergy’s response to Hurricane Isaac. The Public Service Commission conducts a hearing Wednesday, as it considers whether to level any penalties against the company for a flawed response. More than 900,000 utility customers — or 43 percent of homes and businesses — were left without electricity after ...

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PSC fines are much ado about nothing

Every so often, I will answer the phone, and there will be some telemarketer trying to sell me something or another. I am on the no-call list, mind you. So, I really shouldn’t be getting these calls. Everyone knows what I am talking about. You are trying to eat dinner or help kids with their homework and some knothead calls ...

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Read September 17 issue of the MBJ

>> BASEL III Mississippi bankers brace for change— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> MBJ FOCUS/LIST: Insurance & Employee Benefits >> LEGAL Supreme court sides with Department of Revenue in AT&T tax dispute— by Clay Chandler >> BANKING Trustmark, Hancock head lengthy list of state’s 5-star banks— by Ted Carter >> KEMPER UPDATE Construction milestone achieved at Kemper ...

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Presley to challenge law derived from ‘AT&T Bill’

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley intends to challenge the constitutionality of a new law that removes the “carrier of last resort” mandate from AT&T and other layers of oversight from phone companies operating in Mississippi. House Bill 825 – known as the “AT&T Bill” — became law July 1. Before it cleared the Capitol and earned Gov. Phil ...

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Read June 18, 2012 issue of the MBJ

>> INSURANCE INSTITUTE: Lack of codes makes Mississippi Coast … MOST VULNERABLE — By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> LAST AGAIN: Insurance Institute gives state nation’s lowest grade for hurricane-resistant structures — by Ted Carter >> REPORT: 70,000 coastal properties at risk to storm — by Ted Carter >> AGRICULTURE: Southern senators: Farm Bill boosts Midwest, leaves ...

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