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Mississippi's Public Service Commission regulatory structure needs change in order to prevent another Kemper Plant debacle - a voice for the customers must be represented.

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Not So Ready Kilowatt

Not So Ready Kilowatt

by BPF Published March 25, 2021 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?

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Entergy's Grand Gulf

Entergy’s Grand Gulf Is Causing Higher Electricity Bills for Its Customers

Entergy Mississippi customers are paying for power neither received nor even generated.

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MS Public Service Commission

Mississippi’s Public Service Commission Needs Reforming, Not Expanding

The Mississippi Public Service Commission could have new law enforcement agents if a bill in the legislature becomes law. Does the PSC really need these policing services? In 2013, the PSC looked a $7.5 billion dollar boondoggle straight in the eyes…and blinked.  Enough is enough!

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Southern CEO Dream

Southern Company’s Dream

The Southern Company’s dream of a multi-billion plant to transform lignite into electricity will be history in four short years. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the gasifiers and chemical plant will be scrapped by 2024. Remediation of the Liberty lignite mine will be completed this year.

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Global Warming and the PSC

Is Global Warming a Hoax? A Scam? Is the PSC Serious?

A hoax is a humorous or malicious deception.  A scam is a dishonest scheme or swindle.  It’s a hoax for profit.  Hoaxes have made fools of the unwary, and scams have taken unwitting victims for a long time.  How do you avoid getting taken? Cicero asked: Cui bono — Who benefits?

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Monopoly Regulated Utilities

What’s Wrong With Government Regulated Monopolies?

Regulated monopolies are largely protected from competition and are great for their shareholders.  Not so great for their customers though.  Especially if the regulator (the Public Service Commission) has its thumb on the scale for the monopoly. 

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What's Wrong With How Mississippi Regulates Electricity Bills?

What’s Wrong With How Mississippi Regulates Electricity Bills?

What’s wrong with how Mississippi regulates electricity rates? The short answer: No one in the process represents only the customers – the everyday Mississippians who pay their electric bill.

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