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Once again, we encourage the Mississippi Public Service Commission to do its job: assure reliable affordable electricity for Mississippi customers. It’s supposed to make Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power do this … But the MPSC listens to the utilities and to the Public Utilities Staff which “balances” the interests of customers and utilities. No one speaks just for customers.
In March 2022, energy and fuels once again find themselves at a pivot point in a global confrontation. “A Question of Power” is an excellent guidebook to better understand the current situation and what might be done about it. Regulators in wealthy nations should read it and take heed.
This year, the General Fund has a rare, large surplus that presents an opportunity for tax cuts (such as a possible elimination of the state’s income tax, [personal but not corporate]) or spending in sectors such as education or infrastructure.
What about Entergy’s green power? Will it be affordable? Who knows. If it’s not, maybe the PSC will make the company pay for it. Will it be reliable? Maybe not. What will the PSC do then? What will customers do if there are power outages and rolling blackouts? Where will they get their power?
Judge Reeve’s order comments, “Taken as true, as the Court must, the allegations reveal that CON laws result in more costly, less accessible, and worse quality health care. What’s more, plaintiff claims that the basis for CON laws and the moratoria is pure economic protectionism—an illegitimate government interest.”