Posts Tagged ‘Kemper County’

Poultry association: Kemper could cost jobs in Mississippi

Last week the Mississippi Poultry Association (MPA) said that high electricity rates caused by the $2.4-billion Kemper County IGCC Plant could cause Mississippi to lose jobs in the poultry industry – the state’s largest agricultural industry with a $6 billion and 50,000-job state impact. “Our folks work on very small margins,” said Mark Leggett, association […] [...]

SMEPA to buy stake in plant

Hattiesburg-based power association serves more than 400,000 customers   South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) announced June 30 that it would buy a 17.5 percent stake in Mississippi Power Company’s clean coal power plant to be built in Kemper County. The Hattiesburg-based power association is made up of 11 member distribution cooperatives  and cumulatively serves […] [...]

Brandon Presley Remarks at Stennis/Capitol Luncheon

JACKSON- Miss. Public Service Commission chairman Brandon Presley discusses his role as a utilities regulator and gives updates on the commission’s recent rulings and initiatives. [...]

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. [...]

A final vote is near

Mississippi Power won’t unveil how much of an increase plant would mean to ratepayers The Mississippi Public Service Commission is set to vote Wednesday on Mississippi Power Company’s request for a reconsideration on its $2.4-billion proposed Kemper County clean coal plant. MPC has said that restrictions imposed by the Commission in a recent order — […] [...]

PSC members: Politics played no part in Kemper plant decision

Baseload generation and the virtues of clean coal were not the only players on the roster as the Mississippi Public Service Commission weighed Mississippi Power Co.’s request to build a $2.4-billion coal-fired plant in Kemper County. The political tug-of-war between economic development interests and ratepayer protection got a lot of playing time, too. Commissioners voted […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Kemper coal plant hearings wrap up

Public speaks out on both sides of the issue of whether ‘clean coal’ plant should be authorized On Feb. 5 the state Public Service Commission wrapped up its week-long resource hearings for a proposed $2.5-billion clean coal plant in Kemper County with a public forum at which more than 40 speakers were divided evenly on […] [...]

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