Biloxi seeks voice in power company rate request

The City of Biloxi has filed a request with the state Public Service Commission asking to have a say in Mississippi Power’s request for rate increases related to the Kemper County project.

In the motion to intervene in the power company’s new case, Biloxi City Attorney Gerald Blessey pointed out that the city, its businesses and residents have a substantial interest in the proceedings, and, as a result, the city seeks the right to present testimony, file motions, present arguments and cross-examine witnesses.

“There is some uncertainty in how the rate case for the Kemper plan will proceed,” Blessey said. “We’re simply preserving our right to respond in an appropriate manner as the proceedings move forward.”

In addition to the city, which filed its motion Monday, motions to intervene also have been filed by the American Seafood Processors Association, which represents seafood processors along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts; the Biloxi firm Gulf Coast Produce; Walmart; Sam’s Club; Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport; and Omega Protein, a Moss Point fish processing plant.
See the Biloxi filing


News and notes

Y’all Aboard: The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art’s “Katrina +10” retrospective will host a panel discussion this evening concerning the move to restore passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast. The free event, titled “Y’all Aboard,” will begin at 7 p.m. at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd. To read more, click here.

Infrastructure work: The unprecedented amount of infrastructure work continues throughout the city, especially in east Biloxi. To see the street-by-street status, and to see a link to MDOT traffic cameras, click here. To get an overview of the infrastucture work, known as Restore Biloxi, click here.