Posts Tagged ‘coal’

Mississippi Power to account for repayment if Kemper plant construction runs long

KEMPER COUNTY — If Mississippi Power Co. misses a May deadline to complete construction of a $4.3-billion power plant in Kemper County, it will be forced to repay $133 million in federal tax credits. However, the company says that because of accounting rules, it wouldn’t write the amount off from profit and wouldn’t add it […] [...]

Mississippi Power CEO talks about rate hike for Kemper plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Mississippi Power Co. CEO Ed Holland has told a Mississippi newspaper that if a 22 percent rate hike is approved to pay for its Kemper County power plant, the company won’t try to hit up customers for more. Holland told The Clarion Ledger in a meeting yesterday that shareholders will eat hundreds […] [...]

JobKeeper accuses Bigger Pie of using public money to oppose Kemper

KEMPER COUNTY — A group opposing Mississippi Power’s $4.7 billion power plant under construction in Kemper County finds itself on the defensive. » READ MORE: No public money funding Bigger Pie, organization claims … JobKeeper Alliance, a union-linked group based in Montgomery, Ala., claims the nonprofit Bigger Pie Forum is using public money held by the […] [...]

After abrupt retirement, Mississippi Power still paying Day as consultant

GULFPORT — Even though Ed Day retired abruptly as Mississippi Power’s president earlier this year, he’s still getting paid. Day is being paid $150,000 a year for three years as a consultant, according to a stock filing by the Southern Co., the Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power. That’s in addition to his company retirement. The […] [...]

Southern Co. shareholders to feel losses from Kemper plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Southern Co. shareholders will absorb $450 million in losses incurred while building a new coal-fired power plant in Mississippi, raising the total write-offs on the construction project to nearly $1 billion, utility officials said today. The utility announced the pre-tax write-off on its massive project in Mississippi’s Kemper County before releasing its […] [...]

Southern Co. faces questions in Georgia related to Kemper plant

KEMPER COUNTY — A decision to absorb losses on an over-budget power plant in Mississippi may haunt Southern Co. now that it wants regulators to raise its budget for a costly nuclear power plant in Georgia. Southern Co. executives fielded hostile questions today during their first testimony before utility regulators since announcing the firm could […] [...]

Kemper coal plant now faces spending review

KEMPER COUNTY — The next battle over a Kemper County power plant will hinge on whether Mississippi Power Co.’s spending on the project was prudent — and that decision may come months later than a July 24 date that state regulators had agreed to earlier this year. The utility recently asked the state Public Service […] [...]

Mississippi Power reports escalating construction costs at Kemper plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Mississippi Power Co. warned yesterday that costs are still increasing at the power plant it’s building in Kemper County. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. told stockholders that an ongoing review of costs at the coal-fired plant has initially identified at least another $160 million in cost increases. Mississippi Power spokeswoman Amoi […] [...]

Patrick Sullivan says state can have a global energy impact

Patrick Sullivan is president of the Mississippi Energy Institute in Jackson, an energy policy and research and development hub dedicated to helping Mississippi compete in the global energy sector. The institute was founded in 2009 under the Mississippi Economic Council, but is now a standalone, privately funded business. Its mission is to develop policies and strategies […] [...]

Jackson institute provides leadership in finding new sources of energy

With global energy consumption poised to increase by 50 percent over the next 25 years, Mississippi can play a role in supplying that energy and manufacturing related products. The Mississippi Energy Institute, a non-profit, privately funded organization, is providing leadership to capitalize on these opportunities. The organization’s president, Patrick Sullivan, says the group’s core mission […] [...]

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