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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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When Politicians Direct Capital

When Politicians Direct Capital

What do small ratepayers in Mississippi and the New Orleans Saints have in common?  Bad officiating. Bad things often happen when politicians direct capital. This is about the PSC.  It’s not doing its job.  And about the Mississippi Legislature which makes the rules (laws) about how the PSC works – or doesn’t work. 

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Give Consumers a Full Voice in Front of the Public Service Commission – SB2393

What if you went to court and were told your attorney would have to represent both you and your opponent – even though your opponent had a whole army of his own attorneys? That’s basically the setup for the state agency that regulates how much you pay for electricity and other utilities.

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Utility Varieties and Rates

Electric Utility Varieties and Rates

What you pay on your monthly electric bill is determined by who is your supplier.  The only choice for the customer is to move to an area serviced by a provider with lower rates.

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Ratepayers vs Utilities

Ratepayers vs. Utilities – Regulatory Structure Must Change

Entergy doesn’t want the Commission to have discretion over whether documents are either revealed to all intervenors under protection of a non-disclosure agreement or simply put into the public debate arena.

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PSC Faces Confidentiality Issues

Mississippi’s PSC Faces Confidential Data Issues in the IRP Rule

The Kemper Plant was designed to maximize capital investment so as to maximize the company’s rate of return on capital from ratepayers in the form of rate hikes. Confidentiality of certain key documents played a major role in the plant clearing several early regulatory hurdles. Changing the process by which documents are kept out of the public eye will be essential to preventing another Kemper like disaster from happening again.

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Supplemental Testimony

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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