Posts Tagged ‘clean coal’

CRAWFORD: Kemper County Coal Plant a prudent investment

by Bill Crawford Published: June 21,2013

Tags: clean coal, coal plant, Kemper County, Mississippi Power

Rating agencies and regulators expect utility companies to maintain sound risk management and long-term planning strategies. For this reason, electric utilities value diversity in power generation options. “Reliance on one fuel or technology can leave them vulnerable to price and supply volatility,” says a Congressional Research Service study published in February. The study cautions utilities […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Mississippi Power wants rate hike, mainly for Kemper plant

GULFPORT — Mississippi Power Co. has filed documents with state regulators for a net rate increase of 11.35 percent. The company says customer impact will vary with electricity usage. Company spokeswoman Cindy Duvall says Mississippi Power made three separate filings late Tuesday to the Public Service Commission. Duvall says two were for increases and one […] [...]

Day: Kemper County power plant on schedule

by Associated Press Published: August 31,2011

Tags: clean coal, coal, construction, electricity, energy, power, power plants, utilities

KEMPER COUNTY — Mississippi Power Co. president/CEO Ed Day says construction of a coal-fired electricity plant in Kemper County is on schedule. In an interview with The Associated Press, Day said yesterday that he expects Kemper County and Central Mississippi to see expanded economic benefits from the plant’s construction and operation. Mississippi Power has two […] [...]

Lignite looking more like the wrong horse to have bet on

While the world has been championing natural gas as the savior of the energy crisis, Mississippi Power has insisted that gas prices will be high and volatile — reminiscent of 2009 — for years to come. The 2011 Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that natural gas prices will stay around […] [...]

Kemper Co. Welcomes MPC Plant Site

by Stephen McDill Published: December 17,2010

Tags: Anthony Topazi, clean coal, Haley Barbour, Kemper County, Mississippi Power, Southern Company

KEMPER COUNTY- The 582-megawatt electric plant will use Mississippi lignite in an integrated gasification combine cycle (IGCC) to produce electricity for Mississippi Power customers. [...]

Miss. PSC eases Kemper restrictions

JACKSON- 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. [...]

Miss. Public Service Commission votes to conditionally approve $2.4 billion clean coal plant for Kemper County

JACKSON- The future plant’s parent company, Mississippi Power, has 20 days to agree to the Commission’s conditions or risk not obtaining approval. MBJ-TV meets with the PSC to discuss their vote and the plant’s future. See full story [...]

Kemper Coal Plant — Are Commission conditions too much for Miss. Power?

Mississippi Power Company is taking a careful look at whether to build a $2.4 billion clean coal plant in Kemper County. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted April 29 to approve the plant – but with several conditions MPC says “seem to make it impossible” to finance or construct. Commissioners Leonard Bentz and Lynn Posey […] [...]

Barbour’s Kemper connection

Vote on proposed clean coal plant to come down this week Note: This story was updated on May 4: “BGR website has changed” At a press conference April 14, Gov. Haley Barbour spoke again about state energy projects and touted the proposed Kemper County clean coal project that will be approved or disapproved by the […] [...]

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