Mississippi Power Rates are Decreasing $2 to Keep us Quiet
January 12, 2012 Leave a comment
Is this the eye of the storm? No, it is a marketing ploy. Do not be fooled. Mississippi Power will be utilizing an experimental device on this coal plant that captures carbon dioxide. This experimental device is for “demonstration” and will use electricity (not able to produce any electricity) and has no benefit to the public. Yet two of three Public Service Commissioners voted for the ratepayers to pay this unlawful fee. It is against regulation to charge the ratepayers for something that is not for the public good.
To be lawful and in legal compliance our PSC would have to prove that there is man-made global warming from CO2 that is harmful to the ratepayers and therefore we would befit from it. Or they would have to prove how ratepayers would financially benefit, and I doubt there is any other possible public benefit to the TRIG .
If you have an idea of a public benefit to the experiment Transport Integrated Gasification (TRIG™) CO2 capturing device, let me know. Who will be paying for the electricity utilized to conduct this experimental demonstration? Mississippi Rate Payers!
JACKSON — State regulators have approved Mississippi Power Co.’s proposed decrease in the amount it recovers in its annual fuel filing.
Mississippi Power’s fuel costs are recovered from customers on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The company does not earn a profit on the fuel used to generate electricity.
Rate payers should not be paying for the electricity used in a for profit experiment by Southern Company on the backs of taxpayers in the form of tax credits.
Public Service Commission chairman Leonard Bentz says Mississippi Power customers will see an average of $2.20 reduction in their residential electric bills. Average usage is considered 1,000-kilowatt hours.
Bentz says the decrease should show up in utility bills as soon as February 2012.
Mississippi Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, serves approximately 188,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties.