State needs consumer advocate at Public Utilities Staff » Mississippi Business Journal

In efforts to safeguard against corruption, the state Legislature made the Utilities Staff independent of the Commission. But they didn’t designate a watch dog for the Utilities Staff.

We argue that in its failure to put an effective method of oversight in place, the Legislature put the brakes on the Commission while turning the Utilities Staff into a potential runaway train, as evidenced by the recent Kemper County clean coal plant docket.

Mississippi’s consumer has no advocate.

The rate impact issue

In the Kemper County docket, where Mississippi Power Company requested approval to build the largest utility project in more than 20 years at $2.4 billion, no one was looking out for the consumer interest.

The Utilities Staff made the determination that Mississippi Power Company could file ratepayer impacts of the plant confidentially. Commission rules of practice and procedure did not expressly forbid hiding rate impacts, so they let it go.

via State needs consumer advocate at Public Utilities Staff » Mississippi Business Journal.

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Welcome! It is an honor to have a moment of your day. We are in favor of all forms of energy. We care about the future of this great Nation and seek to expose the corruption behind the Kemper County CO2 capturing experimental Lignite coal Demonstration unit. Our Chief complaint is that the rate payers pay for it in their electric bills. The CO2 capturing does not produce electricity so therefore serves no purpose for the ratepayers. It is a money scam for Mississippi power and Southern Company. Mississippi is first in following the (United Nation's Agenda 21) Kyoto Protocols for the regulation of carbon dioxide, a gas we breathe out of our lungs, by forcing the people to pay for it through energy bills and taxes. Through the process of investigating the Kemper County Coal Plant issue, we feel criminal acts have been committed and that soon FCC violations will be added to the offenses. People are being lied to, deceived, or misled and therefore are fully cooperating with this Lignite experiment. "This blog or any content may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of political pathways, Constitutional infringements, democracy, science, and other issues. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. This material is compiled and distributed without profit. This blog does not always agree with certain personal views or agendas of the published authors, but we will overlook such views many times in order to present facts, conclusions, and connections for knowledge or clarification. We hope you gain from this critical subject matter of the article/op-ed."

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