Brandon Presley wins another one for the consumer

As we reported last week, Entergy was found to have violated their agreement with federal regulators by selling its cheapest energy to other corporations instead of to ratepayers. Of course, Entergy is now appealing their loss, hoping to find a judge that will tell them it’s OK to use their monopoly to stick it to us, the common folks. And of course, Entergy wants to us to foot the bill for the appeal, too.

The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) had another idea, though. Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley put a motion for a new rule before the three-member PSC that would prohibit Entergy from passing along their legal bills to the consumer when Entergy’s been found in violation of the law. The motion carried two votes to one. Here’s what Commissioner Presley had to say about it:

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