Posts Tagged ‘Kemper County’

Judge to rule on release of Kemper power plant data

KEMPER COUNTY — A judge will sort out which records about Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County power plant should be released to a group that opposes the plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas should release information sought by the Bigger Pie Forum, while withholding other information about […] [...]

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 […] [...]

SBA disaster assistance available due to rain, flooding

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Mississippi as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning Jan. 1, 2013. The disaster declaration […] [...]

JobKeeper accuses Bigger Pie of using public money to oppose Kemper

by Associated Press Published: August 20,2013

Tags: Bigger Pie Forum, coal, electricity, energy, JobKeeper Alliance, Kemper County, power, Power plant

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 […] [...]

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

by Associated Press Published: July 15,2013

Tags: coal, construction, COST, electricity, Kemper County, Mississippi Power Co., power, Power plant, Robert Burns, spending, utility

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

(UPDATE) Storm system leaves one dead; assessments continuing

by Associated Press Published: April 11,2013

Tags: Kemper County, severe weather, tornado, twister

SHUQUALAK — Damage assessments were continuing this morning after a deadly tornado and other severe weather pounded Mississippi and other states. In Kemper County, where one person died and five were injured, Emergency Management Agency director Ben Dudley said officials hope to have a better understanding of the amount of damage later today. » Links […] [...]

Read March 1 issue of MBJ

>>INGALLS TURNS 75 Building ships for the Pentagon is the economic crown jewel of the Gulf Coast- by Lisa Monti Also in this week’s paper: >> LAW Appeals court rules state’s tort cap doesn’t violate separation of powers- by Clay Chandler >>KEMPER UPDATE Mississippi Power files Kemper rate recovery plan- by Clay Chandler >>CONSTRUCTION Commercial contractors are still […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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