Mississippi Power Will Increase Rates to Pay for CO2 Capture Coal Plant

Mississippi Power files for price increase

MELISSA M. SCALLAN – mmscallan@sunherald.com

Mississippi Power has filed documents with the Public Service Commission to raise rates to its customers for 2012, the company said today in a press release.

The power company is asking for an 11.35 percent price increase, said company spokeswoman Cindy Duvall.

Duvall said Mississippi Power made three separate filings late Tuesday. Two were for increases and one was for a decrease in fuel costs. The majority of the increase is for the plant under construction in Kemper County.

“This is the financing cost while the project is under construction,” Duvall said. “These costs are being covered up front. It would be significantly higher if we waited until the plant is completed.”

The PSC will decide if and when the price increases go into effect.

Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2011/11/16/3578486/mississippi-power-files-for-price.html#ixzz1dti9ZLFr


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One Response to Mississippi Power Will Increase Rates to Pay for CO2 Capture Coal Plant

  1. The PSC should look out for the citizens of the state and deny the rate increase. They will if they haven’t been paid off, but I’m guessing that payoff was already made.

    Mississippi Power is already building the plant. This means they will, relatively shortly, have more power output capacity. This means their customers can USE more power. More use means more income. Since rates are already set so that they are profitable, when power use increases, income increases.

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