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Renewable Freeze

An Ill Wind

by Kelley Williams Published April 14, 2021 How reliable is Mississippi’s electricity? We had rolling blackouts during the freeze. But nothing like the Texas disaster. Were we smart or lucky? We were obviously lucky to have a shorter, less severe freeze than Texas. We won’t know how smart we are until we are really tested. But here’s how the electricity thing works in Mississippi.

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The Kemper County Clean Lignite Plant

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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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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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Peak Idiocy

Peak Idiocy

Peak idiocy is an apt description of the Kemper County Lignite craze that possessed a former governor, the Mississippi Public Service Commission before the last election, and other notables.  I borrowed the term from a recent article in Investor’s Business Daily entitled “Goodbye, OPEC” which asked this question: “Doesn’t it seem like yesterday when the left was running around shrieking about ‘peak oil?’ More like peak idiocy.”  Not just the left, it seems.

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