Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Power’

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 […] [...]

Mee replaces Crane

Ray Mee, corporate training manager for Mississippi Power, was recently named chair of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College District Workforce Council. Mee, a MGCCC alumnus, replaces Dr. Larry Crane, retired director of workforce education and development at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Crane has served as chair of the council for the past six years. The 35-member […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Charitable Giving & Public Utilities

JACKSON- Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley on the Miss. Public Service Commission’s ruling this week against public utilities using a “consumer tax” to finance corporate charitable giving. [...]

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. [...]

Cartoons – August 23, 2010

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Topazi named COO of Southern Company

GULFPORT — Mississippi Power president and CEO Anthony Topazi has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Southern Company. It’s one of several new executive appointments in a management transition plan at Southern Company. Topazi will have responsibility for Southern Company Generation, Southern Power and Southern Company Transmission. Edward Day VI will […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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