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Some Supply Chain Tales

Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. Carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide everywhere, and all the packing houses did close; carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide everywhere, nor any meat was froze.

Grand Gulf Report Card

Grand Gulf Report Card for Affordable and Reliable Electricity — F

Grand Gulf receives a failing grade if affordable and reliable electricity for its customers is the goal.  It’s supposed to be the goal of the public service commission who regulates the utility monopoly.  This structure seems to have room for improvement as evidenced by these legal complaints.  Seems a proactive structure in place of a reactive one would better serve the customers’ interests.

A Tale of Two Electricities

A Tale of Two Electricities

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” A revolution is underway in the land and life as we know and enjoy it is at stake. Why? Because the market in electricity generation is being divided between good fuels and bad fuels. Bad fuels emit CO2 while good fuels do not. But rearranging fuel types is no small matter, it requires large capital investment and makes electricity generation more expensive, more complicated and it turns out less reliable. 

Entergy's Grand Gulf

Entergy’s Fuel Audit Leads To Further Action Required by the PSC

Audits conducted by outside firms hired by the MPSC, analyze fuel costs (which can be passed on to ratepayers in the form of increased rates) and whether improvements can be made by the utilities to save customers money.

Evs in America

Get Ready for Gigawatt Change

While the heavy ‘fog of war’ still lingers over the pandemic battlefield, people can be excused for not realizing that America is in the midst of a monumental economic transition.  This mega-transition is the switch from internal combustion engines (ICE) that burn fossil fuels to electric powered vehicles (EVs).  This is a big deal with the current nationwide fleet of vehicles estimated at 276 million of which EVs make up less than 2%.

Renewable Freeze

An Ill Wind

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.