Posts Tagged ‘Kemper County’

Kemper coal plant costs surge again

The Kemper coal plant’s Independent Monitors’ Report for the period through the end of May shows the project has crept closer to the $2.88 billion cap the Public Service Commission imposed on it. Monitors, hired by the Commission to oversee construction, now estimate that the cost to build the lignite coal-fired generation facility will reach […] [...]

Read July 16 issue of MBJ

>> A LOSING PROPOSITION Mississippi hospitals face yearly $152M loss if Medicaid expansion rejected — By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> MEDICAID Health Policy Center, medical groups study Medicaid expansion— by Ted Carter >> ABORTION Fondren businesses tired of politically charged street corner by Stephen McDill >> CONSTRUCTION Kemper coal plant costs surge […] [...]

Read May 7 issue of the MBJ

>> REAL ESTATE Large stores specifying whom they must have as neighbors— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> KEMPER UPDATE Independent monitor: Kemper contingency 91 percent gone— By Clay Chandler >> Q&A David Carn, Baker Donelson— By Clay Chandler >> MARTY WISEMAN Redistricting a consequence of 2012 election >> NANCY ANDERSON Figuring […] [...]

Read April 30 issue of the MBJ

>> KEMPER COUNTY COAL PLANT HEARING Public Service Commission votes 2-1 to reissue Kemper certificate— By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> SIERRA CLUB PREPARES ITS LATEST KEMPER CHALLENGE Calls facility an expensive, unnecessary environmental hazard— By Clay Chandler >> STUDY: STATE LAGS IN ASSESSING VALUE OF TAX INCENTIVES Many have no policy […] [...]

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, […] [...]

Read April 9 issue of the MBJ online

“A POPULAR TARGET” Vicksburg’s old river bridge most-struck on Mississippi River By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION “Kemper deadline met, commissioners mull over proposed order” — by Clay Chandler >> INFINITY LIFTS OFF Ribbon cut on $42 million science center is Mississippi milestone in tourism and education — by Stephen McDill >> Q&A Drew […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Miss. high court hears appeal on coal-fired plant

by Published: December 14,2011

Tags: coal plant, Kemper County, lignite

The Mississippi Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments Wednesday on the Sierra Club’s challenge to a $2.9 billion power plant in Kemper County. Mississippi Power Co., a unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co., wants to build the coal-fired plant, which would be powered by lignite mined nearby. The project was approved last year by the Mississippi […] [...]

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

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. [...]

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