Entergy Mississippi, Inc. is encouraged that the office of the attorney general withdrew its demand for 30 years’ worth of information from the company today, but stated that a lawsuit filed against the utility instead does nothing to change the company’s stance that the proper forum for resolving the issues raised is through the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

“Entergy Mississippi’s business practices are consistently and thoroughly reviewed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Mississippi Public Service Commission and other governmental regulatory agencies specifically created for their expertise in dealing with complex utility issues,” said Haley Fisackerly, president and chief executive officer of Entergy Mississippi, Inc. “They are the expert and responsible consumer advocates on utility matters, and the attorney general, as an intervenor, can participate in their public proceedings.”

Fisackerly further stated that the attorney general’s actions and allegations are irresponsible and without merit.

“Whatever venue the issue ultimately winds up in—whether it is hearings by the MPSC, FERC or the courts—Entergy Mississippi expects to prevail on behalf of our customers because the facts are on the company’s side.”

Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to more than 433,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Entergy Mississippi Press Release
12/3/8