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SMEPA goes with regional transmission organization

HATTIESBURG — MISO, the regional electricity transmission organization, has expanded to include eight additional entities in three of its four Southern states. Combined with operations for MISO’s Midwest region, MISO now manages the flow of energy along 65,280 miles of the interconnected bulk electric system fromManitoba, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to providing reliability services for the Entergy companies ...

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Two Coast counties approve regional tourism board

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Supervisors in Harrison and Hancock counties have voted to support a regional tourism board that would promote the entire Gulf Coast. Jackson County supervisors discussed the proposal yesterday but didn’t vote on it, saying they need more information. Once approved by the three counties, The Sun Herald reports it would need the approval of the Legislature. ...

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Entergy Mississippi executes agreement with MISO

JACKSON — Five Entergy utilities have taken a key step toward membership in a regional transmission organization via submission of the executed transmission owner agreement to the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, or MISO. The utilities – Entergy Mississippi Inc., Entergy Texas Inc., Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC and Entergy New Orleans Inc. — follow Entergy Arkansas ...

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PSC, councilmen approve Entergy to join MISO

JACKSON — Entergy Corp. has won the final approvals needed to join a regional electrical transmission group. The Mississippi Public Service Commission and New Orleans City Council both voted to allow the New Orleans-based utility to move ahead. Regulators in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas had already approved the move. Entergy says it will join MISO, the Midwest Independent Transmission System ...

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Officials to discuss regional economic development

MAYHEW — Officials from Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Clay counties are to unveil plans for new regional development initiative at a meeting Sept. 14 at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew. In July, economic developers announced the formation of a steering committee representing the three counties charged with developing a partnership proposal by mid-September. Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors president Marvell ...

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Southwest Power Pool continues to woo Entergy Corp.

NEW ORLEANS — If regulators don’t approve Entergy Corp.’s bid to join regional power group MISO, another regional transmission organization is waiting with open arms. Southwest Power Pool, based in Little Rock, Ark., continues to press Entergy to join it instead. The Arkansas Public Service Commission, which says it won’t approve Entergy joining MISO unless a number of conditions are ...

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