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Public Service Commission extends deadline on Kempter settlement

Mississippi Public Service Commission on Friday extended the date for Mississippi Power, the Public Utilities Staff and other parties to reach a settlement on the Kemper energy facility. The new deadline is Sept. 5.
Mississippi Public Service Commission on Friday extended the date for Mississippi Power, the Public Utilities Staff and other parties to reach a settlement on the Kemper energy facility. The new deadline is Sept. 5.

Instead of setting a date for a status meeting to settle the issues with the Kemper energy facility, the Public Service Commission on Friday extended the deadline for the parties to reach an agreement.

The new settlement deadline is Sept. 5, the day after Labor Day.

The commission said late Friday more time is needed to reach a consensus between the Public Utilities Staff, Mississippi Power and other parties, and that negotiations should continue.

Mississippi Power CEO Anthony Wilson told the Sun Herald this week the company believes the settlement it proposes meets the directives of the commissioners, while the Public Utilities Staff objected to Mississippi Power not reducing customer rates.

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