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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...

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Southern Co Aug 2018

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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PSC IRP Process

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 Intervenor

BPF Intervenor Filing on Integrated Resource Planning Rule 2018-AD-64

Bigger Pie Forum was approved Friday to participate in a docket with the Mississippi Public Service Commission that will decide how the commission reviews the future generation needs and capacity of the state’s two investor-owned utilities, Mississippi Power and Entergy.

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Southern Company

Southern Company Shedding Assets to Cover Kemper Plant Losses

Now that regulators have ruled in favor of ratepayers in Mississippi, the Southern Company needs some cash to cover its losses.

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