Mississippi Power files rehearing application with state Supreme Court
Gulfport, Miss. – Today Mississippi Power filed an application with the Mississippi Supreme Court asking the Court to grant a rehearing on its ruling last month regarding the state Public Service Commission’s rate case for the Kemper County energy facility.
“Because the Court action will result in higher rates and bills to customers, Mississippi Power is asking the Court to reconsider its decision,” Mississippi Power President and CEO Ed Holland said. “The company is committed to ensuring our customers are not hurt by this decision and that we do what is in their best interest.”
In the filing, Mississippi Power asserts:
• The PSC appropriately used its authority under the Mississippi Public Utility Act to establish fair and reasonable rates for Kemper, which the Court failed to address.
“If the Supreme Court ruling stands, our customers will see a substantial increase in rates,” Holland said. “We do not believe that was the Court’s intent.”
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