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Nuclear plants getting Energy assistance

WASHINGTON — U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that up to $40 million in funding would be available from the Department of Energy (DOE) to support design and planning work for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP). NGNPs will use new, high-temperature, gas-cooled reactor technologies to integrate multiple industrial applications in one plant or facility, such as generating electricity while ...

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Port selects utility team

GULFPORT — Geospatial Holdings Inc. has been selected as a part of a team selected to provide underground pipeline utility location and mapping services over a three-year period to the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport. During Hurricane Katrina, the port’s electrical power supply, roads, water, sewer, rail, small craft harbor fender systems, navigational aids, and lighting and security systems ...

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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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Coast Electric breaks ground

KILN — Coast Electric Power Association has broken ground on the electric cooperative’s headquarters facility in Kiln. The new facility on Highway 603 will allow Coast Electric members to conduct business with the cooperative in a more efficient and convenient manner than the current trailer facilities are able to provide. In 2006, the cooperative sold its headquarters complex to the ...

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Entergy rates to go up, or down?

JACKSON — Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey announced that the Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued orders to Entergy Mississippi Inc., which Posey says will reduce customer rates by $1.91 per 1,000 kilowatt hours for average residential customers. Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, however, says he cast the sole vote blocking a $14.5-million rate increase, and ...

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