Mississippi’s move toward long-term energy planning could boost efficiency

Energy News Network: Renewables, storage and energy efficiency may get a stronger foothold in Mississippi after utility regulators last week took an unprecedented move to create a formal long-term energy planning process for the electric companies they regulate.

Many argue that the action, the first time regulators have called for a formal energy planning process for electric companies, could significantly boost renewable power. It also could potentially prevent failures like those of Mississippi Power Co.’s power plant known as Kemper.

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