LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Alcorn State University is awarding more than 400 diplomas to graduates as they hear from the head of Mississippi's largest electrical utility.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The National Weather Service now counts 19 tornadoes that hit Mississippi on Saturday.
Officials continued to clean up Tuesday in the hardest-hit areas around Hamilton...
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — Entergy Corp. says it has reached an agreement to sell its Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County, New York.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A special inspection of a nuclear power plant in Mississippi has resulted in two low-level citations, as its operator says it has continued trying to make...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Days after deciding to go forward with a trial over whether a Mississippi utility overbilled its customers, the judge on Tuesday ordered fresh arguments on whether he has the...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit alleging a utility overcharged Mississippi customers (all times local):
A federal judge is ordering fresh arguments on whether...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi opened a trial Monday arguing that the state's largest private utility defrauded customers by not buying cheaper power from other generators and...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Way back in December 2008, Mississippi's attorney general sued the state's largest private electrical utility claiming the company had overcharged customers by more than $1...
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — Entergy Corporation has been approved to buy solar power from a 50-megawatt power plant set to be built near Port Allen, Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A utility giant will pay a $5 million penalty in the wake of a scandal over the use of paid, phony supporters for a new $210 million gas fired power plant, but it will also be...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Entergy Corp. (ETR) on Wednesday reported a loss of $62.3 million in its fourth quarter.
The New Orleans-based company said it had a loss of 36 cents per share. Earnings,...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Entergy Corp. says it's adding jobs at its nuclear power division headquarters in Jackson, as well as at its Mississippi nuclear plant at Grand Gulf.
New Orleans-based Entergy says it will add 250 jobs in Jackson, augmenting its nuclear workforce. Spokeswoman Mara Hartmann says some employees will transfer from northeastern nuclear plants Entergy is closing or selling.
VERNON, Vt. (AP) — The closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has a new owner.
The sale of the plant to a demolition company was completed on Friday, according to Entergy Corp.
Vermont state regulators approved the sale by Entergy to Northstar in early December.
The primary benefit was that the New York-based Northstar planned to start decommissioning the plant no later than 2021, decades sooner than Entergy planned, the Vermont Public Utility Commission.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another unplanned outage at Mississippi's Grand Gulf nuclear power plant is adding to regulators' concerns over reliability problems at the largest single-unit nuclear power plant in the United States. The move is also heightening scrutiny over whether problems at Entergy Corp.'s plant may be affecting power markets.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state regulators have approved the sale of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to a demolition company.
The Vermont Public Utility Commission issued a written statement Thursday saying the primary benefit of the sale to NorthStar is the company plans to start decommissioning the plant no later than 2021, decades sooner than the current owner Entergy Corporation planned.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's largest private electrical utility wants to build a $138 million solar farm in the Mississippi Delta region.
Entergy Mississippi said Thursday that it's hiring a subsidiary of Canadian Solar to build the facility in Sunflower County, pending regulatory approval.
The contractor would build the 100-megawatt facility on 1,000 acres near Ruleville starting in 2021, with completion projected for 2022.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A trial has been delayed in a $1 billion-plus lawsuit by the state of Mississippi against its largest private electrical utility.
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves last week postponed the trial, which had been set to begin Monday, until April.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Strong storms and a possible tornado have prompted a Mississippi school district to cancel Thursday classes.
The Natchez Democrat reports the Natchez-Adams School District took the action after a wave of powerful storms damaged homes and tore down trees in the area.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Entergy Corp. (ETR) on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $539.8 million.
On a per-share basis, the New Orleans-based company said it had profit of $2.92. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $3.77 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.83 per share.
The power company posted revenue of $3.1 billion in the period.
COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan has started a scheduled $62 million refueling and maintenance outage after being shut down for other repairs earlier this month.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The owner of the only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts has announced plans to move the facility's nuclear waste to higher ground.
The plan for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth announced Thursday by Entergy Corp. is intended to protect the radioactive fuel from the threat of rising seas.
COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan is shut down for repairs ahead of a planned refueling outage.
Officials say operators shut down the reactor Oct. 13 for work on a degrading control rod drive seal and during the maintenance an internal transformer fault occurred, resulting in the loss of power supply to several components. The plant says it remained in safe and stable condition.
MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A southwest Mississippi county is suing an electrical utility and its own insurer, seeking more than $500,000 for damage to voting machines caused by a 2016 power outage.
The Enterprise-Journal reports Pike County earlier this month sued Entergy Corp. and the administrator of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Insurance Trust.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge will decide a $1 billion-plus lawsuit by the state of Mississippi against its largest private electrical utility.
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled Thursday that he won't seat an advisory jury in the bench trial involving Entergy Corp., scheduled to begin Nov. 5.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Officials looking to rebuild a collapsed bridge in a Mississippi city have another problem — the underlying waterway is trying to change course.
The Vicksburg Post reports Hennessey Bayou began cutting a shorter channel to the Mississippi River after the river's 2011 flood.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A regional electricity grid manager says electric system conditions have improved and customers in most of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and a slice of eastern Texas no longer need to reduce usage.
Mississippi's Cooperative Energy relayed the news Saturday evening from the Midcontinent Independent System Operator. The entity, known as MISO (MEYE' soh) dispatches power to customers in all or part of 15 states and the Canadian province of Manitoba.
FRENCH CAMP, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's largest private utility is buying a natural gas-fired electrical generating plant.
Entergy Mississippi, a unit of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp., announced this week that it will buy the Choctaw Energy Facility in French Camp from bankrupt GenOn Energy of Princeton, New Jersey, for $314 million.
Entergy says it's paying less than a new, comparable facility would cost. Entergy expects to complete the purchase next year, after regulatory approvals.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The owner of nuclear power plants slated for closure in Massachusetts and Michigan says it plans to sell the facilities after they are shut down.
Entergy Corp. said Wednesday the transfer of ownership to Holtec International will speed up decommissioning of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Palisades Power Plant in Covert Township, Michigan.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Entergy Corp. (ETR) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $248.9 million.
On a per-share basis, the New Orleans-based company said it had net income of $1.34. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.79 per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.26 per share.
The power company posted revenue of $2.67 billion in the period.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Documents filed with federal regulators show a California public relations company that hired people to attend public hearings on a New Orleans power project was paid millions by Alabama Power Co. dating back to the 1990s.
Al.com reports that The Hawthorn Group maintained an office inside Alabama Power's corporate headquarters in Birmingham, but closed it about a year ago.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Entergy New Orleans says average electricity costs for the city's residents could decrease by $11 per month during the second half of the year because of the utility's savings from the federal tax cut Congress passed in December.
BOUTTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say the passenger who died in a weekend helicopter crash was from Oklahoma. The injured pilot and crewman are from Florida and Missouri.
The helicopter crashed Sunday in a marsh along a power line right-of-way in Boutte (boo-TEE), about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of New Orleans.
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne identified the dead man in a statement Monday as 33-year-old Ryan Lamont Cardwell of Watonga.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A nuclear reactor near Cape Cod has been shut down for the third time this year.
The Cape Cod Times reports a malfunction involving two valves that regulate the amount of water flow into the reactor at the Plymouth-based Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station are causing the problem.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In one corner, there's Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, who has made suing corporations a hallmark of his tenure.
In the other corner is Entergy Mississippi, the state's largest privately owned electrical utility, whose leader says the company is supporting a bill to make it harder for Hood to sue the company again.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local):
A regional electricity grid manager is asking customers in most of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and a slice of eastern Texas to reduce their power usage Thursday morning, saying electrical demand driven by frigid cold could exceed available capacity.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Customers of Mississippi's two privately owned electrical utilities will see higher rates starting in February.
The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted Tuesday to approve rate changes for Entergy Corp. and Mississippi Power Co.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — An advisory panel looking into issues related to the shutdown of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth is set to meet for the first time in the new year.
The 21-member Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel is scheduled to hold a public meeting on Wednesday at the Plymouth Community Intermediate School.
COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The state has approved Consumers Energy's plan to opt out of buying power from the Palisades nuclear plant in Covert Township.
The Michigan Public Service Commission says Friday that Jackson-based Consumers Energy can terminate its agreement with Entergy Corp. for just over $142 million. Both need to decide whether to accept the commission's conditions.
MAGEE, Miss. (AP) — A Florida water bottler is expanding after buying a Mississippi operation in February.
Silver Springs Bottled Water Co. of Ocala, Florida, said Thursday that it's adding 15 workers to 29 now employed at RealPure Bottling Co. in Magee, Mississippi.
The company is spending $19.75 million to buy and renovate the former Shooting Star Beverages.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi regulators have finalized an effort to push utilities to do more to hire locally based companies.
The Public Service Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday to adopt its "Hire Mississippi" rule, after proposing it in May. The rule requires regulated private utilities to keep lists of interested companies and notify them of available contracting opportunities. Utilities, though, aren't required to set aside work for in-state companies.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Entergy Corp. estimates electrical customers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas saved nearly $500 million during the first three years of Entergy's membership in a regional grid manager.
New Orleans-based Entergy estimated $1.4 billion in customer savings over a decade when it joined Indiana-based Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operator in 2013.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts nuclear power plant has been cited for a security issue.
The Patriot Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/2tsjTGH ) the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth will have the undisclosed security violation noted on its next quarterly report.
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A nuclear power plant at Indian Point in Westchester County has reopened after being shut down due to a faulty water pump.
Indian Point's owner, Entergy Corporation, says the Unit 2 power plant in Buchanan (byoo-KAN'-uhn) was running Thursday after workers completed repairs to one of its feedwater pumps.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Entergy Louisiana says it has state permission to build an $872 million power plant fired by natural gas.
Spokesman Mike Burns says construction is expected to begin next year in Westlake, near Lake Charles. The company says in a news release that the 994-megawatt combined-cycle plant should be in service by June 2020.
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — One of two nuclear power plants at Indian Point in Westchester County has been shut down due to a faulty water pump.
The Entergy Corporation says the Unit 2 power plant in Buchanan (byoo-KAN'-uhn) was shut Monday afternoon following an issue with the speed control system on one of the unit's two main feedwater pumps.
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — One of two nuclear power plants at Indian Point in Westchester County is being shut down to replace leaky water seals.
Entergy Corporation says the Unit 3 power plant 30 miles north of New York City will be shut down Sunday night to replace two water seals between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel.
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant has returned to service after a two-month scheduled outage for refueling, maintenance and inspections.
The Entergy Corporation says its plant in Buchanan (byoo-KAN'-uhn) resumed operations Thursday morning. It started $100 million worth of work on March 13.
It was the second-to-last refueling outage before the plant is permanently shut down by April 30, 2021, under a settlement with New York state.
LAWRENCE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Public Service Commission is deciding whether ending a nuclear power purchase contract would be a cost-saving decision for energy customers.
The commission held back-to-back public meetings Monday in Lawrence to focus on Consumers Energy's plan to terminate a 15-year contract with Entergy Corp., which purchased the Palisades nuclear plant from Consumers Energy in 2007.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Meter readers will soon be a thing of the past for customers of Mississippi's largest private electrical utility.
The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted Thursday to allow Entergy Corp. to install automated meters beginning in 2019. Residential customers will have to pay an extra $3.25 per month for the meters, although the utility says savings generated by the meters may more than make up the total cost of $136 million to install them.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (poh-LEET') Jr. has accepted a job at New Orleans-based Entergy Corp.
The company says the 41-year-old Polite started work Tuesday as the head of its legal, ethics and compliance department. Polite replaced Neal Jansonius, who recently announced his retirement.