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PSC Tilts the Scales Toward the Consumer

A Consumer Advocate

Changing Mississippi's Regulation of Utilities

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Kemper County Lignite Plant

The Kemper Plant

The Kemper clean lignite project is a cancer in Mississippi’s economy.

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Recent Commentary

BPF Motion for Leave To File Supplemental Testimony of Erik Randolph

BPF's Supplemental Testimony by Mr. Erik Randolph was filed with the PSC on August 23rd.
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A BPF View – Drainage and Flash Flooding

Drainage issues are important to the residents near Belhaven and Eubanks creeks in Jackson. They are hoping for a permanent solution after another flash flood hit their communities.
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Southern Company Earnings Take a Hit

Residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast must be breathing a sigh of relief with the news from the Southern Company in Georgia.
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A Special Session to Address Infrastructure

A special session for August 23 to deal with infrastructure funding and money from the BP settlement has been called, likely meaning a compromise has been reached by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn on how to increase the funding for the state's infrastructure needs. How much these needs are is up for debate.
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Will the PSC Implement an Integrated Resource Planning Process (IRP) for Electric Utilities?

The MS Public Service Commission is investigating implementing an integrated resource planning (IRP) process for electric utilities. As described by the PSC, IRP is “a long range planning process that requires a utility to forecast it’s future energy demand and evaluate how that demand can most efficiently and cost-effectively be met.”
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BPF Book Review – It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

Published back in 2012, It Worked for Me is as timely as ever for leaders in business, government, the military and especially aspiring politicians. The core of the book and what makes it relevant over time is the 13 rules that Colin Powell collected or formulated over his distinguished military and diplomatic career — rules that can be applied no matter where in the chain of command you may find yourself.
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Mississippi River Flooding Charts


Charts indicating the frequency for flooding in pre- and post-1973 at various points along the Mississippi River.