Public Service Commission Authorization to Utilize an Alternative Method of Cost Recovery for Certain Base Load Generation (Mississippi)

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Place Mississippi


   
Applies to States or Provinces Mississippi
Name Public Service Commission Authorization to Utilize an Alternative Method of Cost Recovery for Certain Base Load Generation (Mississippi)
Policy Category Financial Incentive, Other Policy
Policy Type Green Power Purchasing, Industry Recruitment/Support, Performance-Based Incentive, Public Benefits Fund
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Fuel Cells, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator Mississippi Public Service Commission
Primary Website http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2008/html/SB/2700-2799/SB2793SG.htm
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide


Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2008/pdf/history/SB/SB2793.xml


Summary

The Senate Bill 2793 authorizes the Public Service Commission (PSC) to utilize an alternative cost recovery for certain base load generation. The PSC is authorized to include in an electric utility's rates certain pre-construction, construction work in progress, operating and other costs incurred in connection with certain new base load generating facilities. This legislation promotes the expansion of electric generation through a diversity of fuel sources, including nuclear, coal with CCS and other reliable fuel sources (natural gas, biofuels). This legislation is in recognition of technological advances in nuclear, coal and other technologies, which reduce the emission of regulated toxins. It was also enacted in order to take advantage of the financial and other incentives afforded by the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 for the construction of certain electric generating facilities. The PSC is authorized to contract for up to $350,000 for professional audit services associated with a given nuclear generating facility.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Leonard Bentz
Department Public Service Commission
Division Southern District




Phone 601-961-5440
Phone 2 800-356-6429
Fax 601-961-5842
Email southern.disctrict@psc.state.ms.us

Contact Name Lynn Posey
Department Public Service Commission
Division Central Disctrict




Phone 601-961-5430
Phone 2 800-356-6430
Fax 601-961-5825
Email central.district@psc.state.ms.us

Contact Name Brandon Presley
Department Public Services Commission
Division Northern District




Phone 601-961-5430
Phone 2 800-356-6428
Fax 601-961-5476
Email northern.disctrict@psc.state.ms.us


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

Authority 1: Senate Bill 2793
Date Effective 2008-05-09



Authority 2: Senate Bill 2793
Date Effective 2008-05-09


















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