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How reliable is Mississippi’s electricity? We had rolling blackouts during the freeze. But nothing like the Texas disaster. Were we smart or lucky? We were obviously lucky to have a shorter, less severe freeze than Texas. We won’t know how smart we are until we are really tested. But here’s how the electricity thing works in Mississippi.
Regulators from Arkansas and Louisiana are buzzing around Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant. The buzz from those state regulators is a challenge filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) which is Grand Gulf’s primary regulatory oversight. Strangely, Mississippi’s regulators are not yet party to this latest investigation of Grand Gulf and its recent operations. This begs the question — why not?
Groucho Marx, when caught in a compromised condition, retorted: “Who you gonna believe — me or your lying eyes?” Although Chico may have actually said it first, it’s attributed to Groucho. And that has become the popular narrative. So it’s become the truth. Kind of like “deaths with COVID-19” have become “deaths from COVID-19” as the coronavirus pandemic has grown. And “positive tests for COVID-19” have become “COVID-19 cases.”
Daniel Yergin is a premier authority on energy. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for his book, The Prize. Now, he’s back with a warning about the monumental, once-in-a-lifetime transitions confronting the energy and automotive sectors. These transitions will cost trillions and create plenty of winners and losers as they unfold, so pay attention.
The remaining 25 mainly central states (red) participated in neither population nor economic growth near the national average for the past 50 years. The GDP and population of these states collectively declined as a percentage of total U.S. figures.
The time for can-kicking is past when it comes to fixing Mississippi’s defined benefit pension system. The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi could soon ask taxpayers to increase their contribution to the pensions of state and local employees for the second time in two years.