Mississippi Public Utility Act (Mississippi)

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Place Mississippi

Applies to States or Provinces Mississippi
Name Mississippi Public Utility Act
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Industry Recruitment/Support, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Mississippi Public Service Commission
Primary Website http://www.psc.state.ms.us/
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Mississippi Public Utility Act is relevant to any project that plans to generate energy. It requires that a utility must first obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) before commencing construction of a new electric generating facility. Public or private utilities must file a petition for a CPCN requesting the authority to acquire, construct, maintain, and operate an electric generating facility. The Mississippi PSC utilizes a process that provides for interested parties' intervention, allows appropriate periods for discovery and submittal of both interveners' direct testimony and the applicant’s rebuttal testimony, and concludes with public hearing at the PSC to determine the merits of the petition. Upon completion of this process, the Mississippi PSC will issue a ruling on the utility’s request for a CPCN.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Sharamie Posada
Department Mississippi Public Service Commission
Division State Electricity Regulation Assistance

Phone 601-961-5462

Fax 601-359-9422

Contact Name Trip Polles
Department Public Service Commission
Division State Electricity Regulation Assistance

Phone 601-359-6655

Fax 601-359-9422

Contact Name James Richardson
Department Public Service Commission
Division State Electricity Regulation

Phone 601-359-4066

Fax 601-359-9422

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Mississippi Code Section 77-3-11
Date Effective 1992-04-01

Authority 2: Mississippi Code 77-3