Mississippi Power Seeks Another Hearing

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi Power Company will ask state regulators to reconsider conditions they placed on the utility for building a coal-fired generating plant in Kemper County.

The Public Service Commission last week approved the plant application but with a lengthy set of conditions that Mississippi Power said after the decision would make it impossible to finance or construct the plant.

The three-member Mississippi Public Service Commission voted 2-1 in favor of the proposal, detailing its decision in a 50-page document.

Mississippi Power spokeswoman Cindy Duvall said Tuesday that the company's request for a rehearing will include a brief on why the conditions in the PSC's order would not allow the company to act in a fiscally responsible manner.

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  • by SS Location: Meridian on May 5, 2010 at 10:18 AM
    Rates are gonna go up regardless, the only hope with this alternative type plant is that in the future it will help the overall costs. Projects like this will spring up more and more no matter how you feel about it. However, rates can't just randomly go up, you can count on those state regulators for that(governemnt). This is just another example of big government and us small taxpayers still working and making less.
  • by Don't FOLD PSC!!!!! Location: Meridian on May 5, 2010 at 05:24 AM
    Ms. Duvall; "would not allow the company to act in a fiscally responsible manner": Translation; Ms Power does not want to invest and or risk stockholder or company money. Ms Power wants to charge the public for a product not recieved to finance the plant, then turn around and charge the same public for the electricity the plant produces. How sweet is this??? I hope the PSC holds it's ground, we'll see. $2.4 billion is not enough of a rate increase for Mississippi Power? A $2.4 billion dollar rate increase for power that is not needed. The power will be sold out of State for a profit to MPC. After the rate payers and federal government grants (your tax money) pay for the facility. How can the Southern Company lose? How can the rate payer win? Bad deal
  • by Anonymous on May 4, 2010 at 06:12 PM
    they cant increase or decrease rates with out state regulators ok to it... dont you people get it at all from banks power gas to even insurance are controlled by one form of government or the other .. then they turn around and blame the companies for all the high prices..
  • by Jennifer Location: Meridian on May 4, 2010 at 04:25 PM
    Let's see. They want us, the customers to pay for building the power plant, for which they have been keeping the rate DECREASE they asked the Public Utility Commission for, last year. Anybody notice a rate decrease? That's 'cause they kept the money. Then they intend to sell us the power from the plant, that we paid for. Does that sound right to you?
  • by jr on May 4, 2010 at 03:30 PM
    Time for some old fashion politics.
  • by whenever Location: right here on May 4, 2010 at 12:51 PM
    Give it up already! I am so tired of hearing about all of this.
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