Posts Tagged ‘MS Utility Consumer Advocate’

When Politicians Direct Capital

When Politicians Direct Capital

What do small ratepayers in Mississippi and the New Orleans Saints have in common?  Bad officiating. Bad things often happen when politicians direct capital. This is about the PSC.  It’s not doing its job.  And about the Mississippi Legislature which makes the rules (laws) about how the PSC works – or doesn’t work. 

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Electric Utility Varieties and Rates

Utility Varieties and Rates

What you pay on your monthly electric bill is determined by who is your supplier.  The only choice for the customer is to move to an area serviced by a provider with lower rates.

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Mississippi’s PSC Faces Confidential Data Issues in the IRP Rule

PSC Faces Confidentiality Issues

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 the public eye will be essential to preventing another Kemper like disaster from happening again.

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