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Entergy Mississippi's MISO Membership Produces Millions in Savings for Customers

(From left) MSPS Commissioner Brandon Presley Entergy MS President & CEO Haley Fisackerly, and MPSC Chairman Lynn Posey jointly announced millions in savings for Entergy MS customers.

Preliminary numbers are in and it looks like Entergy Mississippi, Inc. customers are saving big, thanks to the Public Service Commission’s approval for Entergy to join MISO, a regional transmission organization.

Customers saved an estimated $48 million during the first year of Entergy Mississippi’s membership in MISO, formally known as the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. That amounts to a savings of approximately 3 percent, or about $3.50 on the typical residential customer’s monthly bill. Entergy’s utilities joined MISO on Dec. 19, 2013, after a lengthy period of regulatory review.

Mississippi Officials Celebrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center at MSU

Looking at a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle are (from left) MSU President Mark E. Keenum, Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw, MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr., Gov. Phil Bryant, Professor and Northern Gulf Institute and Geosystems Research Institute Director Robert Moorhead and GRI Coordinator Lee Hathcock.

Mississippi leaders joined Mississippi State University’s senior leadership and researchers to discuss the university's lead role for the Federal Aviation Administration's new National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

"We won," said David Shaw before a standing-room only crowd gathered in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park. "It is another great day to be a Mississippian and a Bulldog," the land-grant institution's vice president for research and economic development said.

The six-year competitive effort to land the project was realized in May when the FAA announced the Mississippi State-led Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) will operate the new national center.

Jackson Businessman LeRoy G. Walker, Jr. Named 100 Black Men of America's 2015 Mentor of the Year

LeRoy G. Walker, Jr. (center) was recently honored as 2015 Mentor of the Year.

Mr. LeRoy G. Walker, one of the founding members of 100 Black Men of…

Leadership Mississippi Class Learns About Economic Development in Tupelo

Leadership Mississippi recently held its session focusing on economic development in Tupelo on on June 11 & 12.

Gov. Bryant Signs Investment Bill for Ingalls Shipbuilding's "Shipyard of the Future" Project

Gov. Phil Bryant (third from left) participates in the ceremonial signing of the “Shipyard of the Future” bill at Ingalls Shipbuilding, along with…

ISA TanTec Opens First U.S. Leather Tannery Operations in Vicksburg

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from ISA TanTec gathered recently for the grand opening of the company’s first U.S. leather tannery in Vicksburg. The…

Workforce, Transportation Key Issues at MEC Regional Round-Ups

MEC recently traveled to 27 communities throughout the state, discussing opportunities for those communities and regions to help grow Mississippi’s…

MEC PowerPlay Draws 2,300 Leaders to Jackson Convention Complex

UPS CEO David Abney and Coach Ken Carter, inspiration for the movie Coach Carter, drew over 2,300 statewide elected officials and business and…

Dr. Glenn Boyce Named Commissioner of Higher Education

BoyceThe Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning appointed Dr. Glenn Boyce, Associate Commissioner of Academic Affairs at the…

Jack Reed, Sr. Awarded Honorary Doctor of Public Service from Millsaps College

Jack Reed, Sr.Jack Reed, Sr., former MEC Chair and Chairman of R.W. Reed Co., was recently honored at the 2015 graduation ceremonies of Millsaps…

MEC PowerPlay Keynote Speaker David Abney Honored with Doctoral Degree from Delta State University

AbneyMEC PowerPlay keynote speaker and Delta State alumnus David Abney, CEO of UPS, added another milestone to his resume after being granted an…

Former MEC Chair Tommy Dulaney Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from Mississippi State University

(From Left) Former MEC Chair Tommy Dulaney receives an honorary doctorate degree from Mississippi State University from Dr. Jerry Gilbert, Provost…

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