Commissioner Brandon Presley on Kemper Plant: “Where are all these so-called conservatives?”

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 4th, 2013 at 10:50 am

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Filed Under: Brandon Presley, Democrats, Energy, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Public Service Commission

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley on Monday blasted Mississippi Power’s embattled and over-budget Kemper County coal plant, but noted the $4.3 billion project is “past the point of no return” and “too big to fail.” “The decision has been made, and the train is on the track,” Northern District Commissioner Presley said. “I feel for […]

MS Power’s Kemper Plant will be hot topic at Southern Co. shareholder meeting.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 22nd, 2013 at 7:32 am

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Filed Under: East Mississippi, Economic Development, Energy, Leonard Bentz, Mississippi, MS State Government, Public Service Commission, Republican

Questions about the abrupt departure this week of Mississippi Power President Ed Day are likely to be asked during the annual meeting of Southern Co. stockholders today in Pine Mountain, Ga. Representatives of the Sierra Club said in a conference call Tuesday they will use the shareholders’ meeting as an opportunity to ask about the […]

Abrupt replacement of MS Power chief a result of withholding documents from PSC.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 21st, 2013 at 6:19 am

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Filed Under: Brandon Presley, East Mississippi, Economic Development, Energy, Ethics, Leonard Bentz, Mississippi, MS State Government, Public Service Commission

Mississippi Power Co. made an abrupt leadership switch Monday amid cost overruns at the Kemper County power plant it’s building, naming Ed Holland president to replace Ed Day. The subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. said Monday that Day, who resides in Ocean Springs, was retiring and would be replaced immediately by Holland, Southern Co.’s chief […]

Sierra Club lawsuit seeks PSC reboot for MS Power’s Kemper County project.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 17th, 2013 at 6:20 am

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Filed Under: East Mississippi, Economic Development, Energy, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Public Service, Public Service Commission

In legal papers filed Thursday, the environmental group says that a January settlement so changes the permission that the PSC gave Mississippi Power in 2012 that the utility regulator should be forced to look again at its analysis. Mississippi Power said it would respond in court, but had no immediate comment. The unit of Atlanta-based […]

Gov. Bryant signs bill clarifying Health Dept. has jurisdiction, not PSC over rural water associations.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 29th, 2013 at 5:50 am

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Filed Under: Brandon Presley, Governor, health, Lee County, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Nancy Collins, Phil Bryant, Politics, Public Service Commission

The bill originated in the Senate Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency Committee chaired by Sen. Nancy Collins, R-Tupelo. At the time the legislation passed, Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, who opposed it, said, “For a committee with accountability and transparency in its name, this is a very strange bill.” Collins said the bill just clarifies existing law. […]

Commissioner Brandon Presley wants utilities to pay interest on over billing.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 24th, 2013 at 6:49 am

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Filed Under: Brandon Presley, Democrats, Energy, Mississippi, MS State Government, North Mississippi, Politics, Public Service, Public Service Commission

Public utilities that overcharge for services should be required to pay interest on the overbilled amount, said a state official earlier this week. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has called for the reform after his office successfully requested an energy company pay interest to a school district that was incorrectly billed nearly $1 million over […]

Public Service Commissioners concerned about Atmos fee swap.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 10th, 2013 at 7:02 am

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Filed Under: Brandon Presley, Energy, Leonard Bentz, Mississippi, MS State Government, Public Service Commission

The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted Tuesday for more study, with commissioners expressing concerns about raising bills for people who use little natural gas in summer. Dallas-based Atmos wants to raise monthly connection charges by $2 a month for residences and $5 a month for businesses. The utility would cut natural gas charges, holding revenue […]

Gov. Bryant signs bills ratifying rate increases for Kemper project.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 27th, 2013 at 6:47 am

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Filed Under: Economic Development, Energy, Governor, Job Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics, Public Service Commission, Republican

Gov. Phil Bryant signed two bills into law Tuesday, codifying a settlement between the Public Service Commission and Mississippi Power Co. over the company’s Kemper County power plant. Mississippi Power, a unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co., filed for a 7-year-rate plan as contemplated under one of the laws less than two hours after Bryant approved […]

PSC and Mississippi Power reach settlement on Kemper County plant.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 24th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

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Filed Under: Brandon Presley, Energy, Leonard Bentz, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Public Service Commission

The Mississippi Public Service Commission and Mississippi Power Co. have reached a settlement in the company’s lawsuit against the regulatory body. Commissioners voted 2-1 Thursday to approve the settlement with the subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. Lawyer Ben Stone signed on behalf of the company. The agreement limits Mississippi Power to charging customers for $2.4 […]

PSC approves Entergy rate increase to cover Grand Gulf deal.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 8th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

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Filed Under: Brandon Presley, Energy, Leonard Bentz, Mississippi, MS State Government, Public Service Commission

Entergy Corp. will raise customer bills again in February to pay the costs of Entergy Mississippi buying a share of the Grand Gulf nuclear plant from sister company Entergy Arkansas. A residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours per month will see his or her bill increase $2.78 per month from the current amount, according […]