Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Power Company’

Mississippi Power appeals rate hike denial

A few hours after a second overrun for its Kemper County coal plant was revealed, Mississippi Power Co. said last week it was appealing the Public Service Commission’s denial of a rate increase the company had requested to help pay for the facility. The company appealed the PSC’s order to the Mississippi Supreme Court. On […] [...]

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 […] [...]

PSC looking into timing, amount of Kemper County Coal Plant overrun

Sixteen days after the Mississippi Public Service Commission reapproved the certificate of public convenience and necessity for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant, the company revealed to independent monitors an anticipated $366 million cost overrun for the project. The revelation was included in monitors’ May report, which says MPC officials broke the news on […] [...]

Mississippi OKs coal mine to feed Kemper power plant

JACKSON — A Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality permit board gave final approval Tuesday to a plan by Liberty Fuels to mine lignite, a soft form of coal, from about 1,000 acres in Kemper County over the next five years. The mine would feed the coal-fired power plant that Mississippi Power Co. is building nearby. […] [...]

Independent monitor: Kemper contingency 91 percent gone

Included in the April 24 order granting a new certificate of public convenience and necessity for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant was a portion of the March report from the project’s independent monitors. The report, which monitors file monthly, said that 91 percent of the company’s contingency has been allocated, with the project […] [...]

Sierra Club still against MPC Kemper coal plant

The Mississippi chapter of the Sierra Club is already planning its next challenge to Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. Public service commissioners voted 2-1 last week to reissue the plant’s certificate of public convenience and necessity. Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley was the dissenting vote. Last week’s action became necessary March 15, when […] [...]

Blakeslee handed gavel

President of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning Robin Robinson has passed the gavel to incoming president Ed Blakeslee at a Board meeting held today in Jackson. Blakeslee will officially take the seat on April 1. Blakeslee was appointed to the IHL Board of Trustees by former Gov. Haley Barbour […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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