Posts Tagged ‘coal’

Southern decides against federal loan for Kemper coal plant

by Published: April 3,2013

Tags: coal, electricity, energy, federal government, finance, loan, power

KEMPER COUNTY — The Southern Co. has withdrawn plans to seek a federal loan guarantee for the power plant its subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is building in Kemper County. A spokesman for Atlanta-based Southern says Mississippi Power can borrow money elsewhere at a lower rate than available under the loan from the U.S. Department of […] [...]

Mississippi Power files Kemper rate recovery plan

      A multi-year financing plan for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant took two steps forward last week. Gov. Phil Bryant signed bills that would give the Mississippi Public Service Commission authority to grant the utility permission to recover costs associated with the project over a number of years. Another bill allows […] [...]

Governor signs Kemper plant-related bills into law

KEMPER COUNTY — Gov. Phil Bryant signed two bills into law yesterday, codifying a settlement between the Public Service Commission and Mississippi Power Co. over the company’s Kemper County power plant. Mississippi Power, a unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co., filed for a seven-year-rate plan as contemplated under one of the laws less than two hours […] [...]

Legislation passes that codifies Kemper plant settlement

JACKSON — The state Senate has approved two House-passed bills that codify a settlement between the Public Service Commission and Mississippi Power Co. over the company’s Kemper County power plant. Meanwhile, state Supreme Court justices want parties to answer more questions about an appeal challenging the constitutionality of a 2008 state law that would allow […] [...]

Legislators pushing for bonds to cover Kemper plant costs

KEMPER COUNTY — Lawmakers are advancing a proposal to let Mississippi Power Co. sell bonds to cover expenses above $2.4 billion at the Kemper County power plant it’s building. They also want to allow the Mississippi Public Service Commission to approve a multi-year rate plan, to prevent a rate spike when the plant begins operation. […] [...]

More big equipment headed for Kemper power plant

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Another large piece of equipment will be moved next week to Mississippi Power Co.’s coal-powered power plant under construction in Kemper County. According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), on Jan. 9, a group of four wide loads will begin leaving Big Bee Valley in Noxubee County for the Kemper County […] [...]

Judge denies Sierra Club’s challenge to Kemper coal plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Mississippi Power Co.’s $2.8 billion Kemper County power plant is one step closer to legal clearance. Company spokesman Jeff Shepard tells The Associated Press that Harrison County Chancery Judge Jim Persons has denied a Sierra Club challenge to the plant’s license. Shepard says Persons released the ruling late yesterday. The environmental group […] [...]

Four sites in state have no coal ash spill hazard rating

by Published: December 12,2012

Tags: coal, coal ash, disaster, ecosystem, environment, pollution, spill, wildlife

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Four years after a massive coal ash spill in East Tennessee, environmental conservation groups have launched an interactive website and map that shows the location and hazard risks for coal ash sites at 100 power plants throughout the Southeast. The website, www.southeastcoalash.org, is a project of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, […] [...]

Labor unions flip, throw support to Kemper power plant

KEMPER COUNTY — In exchange for the promise of 1,000 jobs, a group of labor unions is throwing its support behind Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. The unions had most recently opposed the plant because contractors for Atlanta-based Southern Co. were excluding union members from the $2.8 billion project, which currently employs 2,600 […] [...]

Alliance formed to market coal technology ‘TRIG’ globally

ATLANTA — Southern Company, through subsidiary Southern Generation Technologies, LLC, and KBR, LLC of Houston, Texas, have formed an alliance to market the coal technology transport integrated gasification (TRIG) to power companies worldwide. Through this partnership, Southern Company and KBR will contribute their technical and marketing expertise, respectively, capitalizing on each company’s strengths in expanding […] [...]

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