Will Ratepayers Be Stuck if the Landscape Changes?

Public electric utilities: These legal monopolies get to be the only show in town in exchange for having regulators set their prices. In turn, the regulators are supposed to set fair rates that are affordable to customers and compensate power companies enough to incentivize them to do business. Public electric utilities: These legal monopolies get […]

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Kemper Dollar Signs Are Warning Signs

Kemper seems to have morphed from a model clean power plant to a warning sign, according to Monday’s Wall Street Journal. The Kemper power plant seems to have morphed from a model clean coal plant to a warning sign, according to a front page story in Monday’s Wall Street Journal. The article explains that while the […]

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Commissioner says no to Mississippi Power charging customers for MEI payment

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley argues that the Commission should not allow Mississippi Power Company to charge ratepayers $45,000 it paid for membership with the Mississippi Energy Institute, because he considers the Institute a lobbying group. At the most recent Public Service Commission meeting, Commissioner Brandon Presley raised the issue of Mississippi Power Company seeking […]

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