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It’s still a good idea

Bad news for Mississippi Power. Good news for its customers. The Mississippi Public Service Commission met recently to implement the Mississippi Supreme Court’s orders issued six months ago to rescind the 18% rate increase and refund the $350 million the company illegally collected for its Kemper lignite project.

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Paul Harvey

An untold Entergy story

Recently Entergy Mississippi’s VP Public Relations said in a letter to the editor that I had “… conveniently missed one of the biggest stories in Mississippi electric utility history.”…well…Here’s the “rest of the story.”

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The old quarterback’s resume

Late last year the CEO of Mississippi Power announced the hiring of a new project manager to quarterback the completion of construction and startup of its troubled Kemper County Lignite Plant’s experimental gasifier. The announcement didn’t say anything about the old quarterback (Brett Wingo) or what happened to him. Apparently he was sacked and is…

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A big fat surprise.

Facts are often suppressed because the establishment dictates what we “should” believe… whomever has the largest grant tends to have the largest opinion. Kelley Williams,  Chair Bigger Pie Forum,   June 12, 2014 You got your mind right, Luke?   In 1616 the church told Italian astronomer Galileo not to teach that the earth orbited the sun. …

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Kelley Williams

PSC process abuses Kemper’s customers

…The Kemper plant is now over three times its announced cost and eleven times the cost of the same size natural gas plant – with more cost increases coming. Kemper Kemper is Mississippi Power’s $5.8 billion experimental plant to produce electricity from lignite (low grade coal).  It is under construction, behind schedule, and way over…

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Waist Deep in the Big Muddy

Waist deep in the Big Muddy

And the big fool said to push on. Pete Seeger’s 1967 song was a metaphor for Lyndon Johnson and the Viet Nam War. It is now shorthand for a blind escalating commitment to a lost cause…Kemper’s Mississippi casualties are likely to include investments, jobs, the economy and the poor – if customers under Mississippi Power’s…

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