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Sierra Club still against MPC Kemper coal plant

The Mississippi chapter of the Sierra Club is already planning its next challenge to Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. Public service commissioners voted 2-1 last week to reissue the plant’s certificate of public convenience and necessity. Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley was the dissenting vote. Last week’s action became necessary March 15, when […] [...]

Kemper deadline met, PSC mull proposed orders

Last Monday was the deadline for parties to submit proposed final orders related to Mississippi Power Company’s lignite coal-fired generation plant in Kemper County. Joining longtime adversaries MPC and the Mississippi chapter of the Sierra Club was Florida-based Entegra Power Group, which markets electric power from natural gas-fueled plants to wholesale customers. In their submissions, […] [...]

Supreme Court decision possible setback for Kemper County coal plant

JACKSON- In a 9-0 decision March 15, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled the Mississippi Public Service Commission’s decision to issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Mississippi Power Company to build a coal-fired generation plant in Kemper County was not based on “substantial evidence presented,” as required by law. The decision was in […] [...]

Kemper County clean coal plant heard before Supreme Court

Oral arguments were heard Dec. 14 before the Mississippi Supreme Court in the case regarding Mississippi Power’s $2.4 billion clean coal plant under construction in Kemper County. The Sierra Club is appealing a decision made by Harrison County Chancery Court to uphold the state Public Service Commission’s decision to allow Mississippi Power to build the […] [...]

SMEPA to buy stake in plant

Hattiesburg-based power association serves more than 400,000 customers   South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) announced June 30 that it would buy a 17.5 percent stake in Mississippi Power Company’s clean coal power plant to be built in Kemper County. The Hattiesburg-based power association is made up of 11 member distribution cooperatives  and cumulatively serves […] [...]

Mississippi Power will build $2.4B Kemper plant

by Published: May 27,2010

Tags: Kemper, Mississippi Power Company

Update — June 3 – On June 3 the Mississippi Public Service Commission formally gave Mississippi Power Company the green light to build its $2.4 billion Kemper County clean coal plant, granting it a certificate of public convenience and necessity. The company agreed to conditions outlined in the Commission’s May 26 order that placed financial […] [...]

Breaking: PSC eases Kemper restrictions

See related video. Today the Mississippi Public Service Commission passed another conditional approval of Mississippi Power Company’s $2.4 billion Kemper County clean coal plant, relaxing the financial restrictions imposed in its April order. (Read order.) The Commission raised the plant cost cap from $2.4 billion to $2.88 billion. The Commission also agreed to allow the […] [...]

EXPERT: KEMPER TECHNOLOGY COULD BE TESTING GROUND FOR CHINA PLANT

by Published: May 21,2010

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In addition to the proposed Kemper County clean coal facility, MPC parent Southern Co. plans to build a transport integrated gasification (TRIG) facility in Dongguan, an industrial city in China’s Guangdong province. In Sept. 2009, Beijing Guoneng Yinghui Clean Energy Engineering Co., Ltd., awarded Houston-based KBR a contract to provide licensing, engineering services and proprietary […] [...]

CO2 capture could boost Kemper County power costs

by Published: May 21,2010

Tags: CO2, Kemper

One of the main features of the proposed Kemper County clean coal facility are plans to capture and store as much as 67 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions, making it most likely the first integrated gasification combined cycle electric generating plants in the country with that capability. The captured CO2 would then be sold […] [...]

Commissioners: Law allowing utility to hide rate impacts is unfair

by Published: May 21,2010

Tags: Mississippi Power Company, utility rates

Two out of the three Mississippi Public Service Commissioners think a law that has allowed Mississippi Power Company to hide the rate impacts of its proposed $2.4-billion power plant is unfair. Under state law, a utility is allowed to designate as confidential any information it wants to keep out of the public view.  To uncover […] [...]

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