One strange consequence of the Kemper fiasco is the recent PSC decision authorizing Net Metering.
State utility regulators agreed Thursday that Mississippi Power Co. needs more money immediately, granting the company an 18 percent rate increase that, while temporary for now, could become permanent by December.
After having one 18 percent rate increase rescinded, Mississippi Power customers will be hit with another same-sized increase by September after the Mississippi Public Service Commission voted 2-1 Thursday to give the utility emergency rate relief.
Mississippi Power’s request for a hearing was denied by the Mississippi Supreme Court Thursday in a lawsuit brought by Hattiesburg businessman Thomas Blanton over rate increases to fund the Kemper Project integrated gasification power plant.
“There is no legal or factual basis for the Court to reverse its position and rule in Mississippi Power Company’s favor,” begins Blanton’s response to a request that the Supreme Court reconsider a decision in Blanton’s favor. BY PAUL HAMPTON | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.SunHerald.com | March 18, 2015 Hattiesburg oilman Tom Blanton calls the embattled Kemper County […]