Posts Tagged ‘Kemper County’

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. [...]

New law forbids hidden rate deals

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has voted unanimously to adopt a rule to “discourage the practice of filing non-confidential information confidentially” by public utilities. Under this rule, information pertaining to rate impacts to customers cannot be hidden from the public view. Confidential document filing became an issue during hearings and discussions regarding Mississippi Power Company’s […] [...]

Harper On Energy

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper speaks to the 2010 annual business meeting of the U.S. Oil & Gas Association at the King Edward Hotel in Jackson. [...]

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 […] [...]

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