Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Presley Announces Expanded Availability of Small Business Incentives

Change in Entergy program expected to bring savings to many small businesses previously deemed not qualified.

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (February 26, 2014) – Today Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that in response to his request, Entergy Mississippi will expand the availability of its Small Business Incentive Program to bring savings to more Mississippi small businesses. Entergy filed this week to amend the incentive program, which lowers the electricity costs borne by small business through a package reduced rates and fees, by removing a requirement that the business be located in a building which had been unoccupied for the preceding six months. The revisions will expand availability to many businesses which would not have previously qualified. The new criteria are expected to go into effect in April.

Presley conceived of the idea of small business incentive packages in 2011, requesting proposals from all of Mississippi’s major electric and natural gas utilities. Since their inception, the incentives have proved popular and successful, being renewed by the Commission in every year since.

Information about Small Business Rate Incentives offered by Entergy Mississippi, Mississippi Power Company, Atmos Energy, CenterPoint Energy, and Wilmut Gas can be found on the PSC website at in the “Small Business Help Center.”