Posts Tagged ‘Power plant’

Mississippi Power petitions for rate hike to pay for Kemper plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Mississippi Power Co. wants a 6 percent rate increase to pay for the coal-fired power plant it is building in Kemper County. Jeff Shepard, a spokesman for the Gulfport-based unit of Southern Co., said yesterday that would increase the company’s overall revenue from its 193,000 customers by about $50 million. The Mississippi […] [...]

Environmentalists back in court to fight Kemper coal plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Environmentalists have gone back to court with their continued opposition to construction of a coal power plant in east Mississippi. In the latest court filing in Harrison County Chancery Court, the Sierra Club of Mississippi wants the plant’s builder, Mississippi Power Co., to assume the risk of construction while the appeal proceeds. […] [...]

TVA revises of cost of nuclear plant construction to $4.5B

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority says the revised total cost to complete Unit 2 at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City, Tenn., is up to $4.5 billion. The earlier estimate in 2007 had been $2.49 billion. The federal utility, in a statement yesterday, blamed the increase on poor previous estimates and that […] [...]

PSC gives temporary approval to Kemper coal plant construction

JACKSON — Utility regulators say Mississippi Power Co. can continue temporarily to build its Kemper County coal-fired power plant. In a meeting today that lasted less than a minute, the state Public Service Commission voted 2-1 to give temporary construction authority to the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. The vote came weeks after the state […] [...]

Regulators meeting now to consider Kemper coal plant construction

JACKSON — State utility regulators are in session now (Friday) in Jackson to consider issuing a temporary certificate sought by Mississippi Power Co. to continue work at its Kemper County coal-fired power plant. They began at 9 a.m. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its […] [...]

(UPDATED) PSC wants proposals from MPC, Sierra Club on Kemper plant

>> SEE UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING …. KEMPER COUNTY — State utility regulators have asked Mississippi Power Co. and the Sierra Club to submit proposals on how to proceed with the Kemper County coal-fired power plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its reasoning […] [...]

Justices: Kemper County coal plant case is not about coal

>> KEMPER COUNTY CLEAN COAL PLANT HEARD BEFORE STATE SUPREME COURT JACKSON — Three Mississippi Supreme Court justices say that so far, they can’t find the evidence that state regulators used to justify their decision to allow Mississippi Power Company to build a $2.4 billion clean coal plant under construction in Kemper County. If the […] [...]

Briggs payment under scrutiny

by Published: February 1,2010

Tags: elected officials, energy, Power plant

GULFPORT — Mississippi Power wants ratepayers to cover a $220,000-plus real estate commission paid to former Lt. Gov. Eddie Briggs for services related to the utility’s planned Kemper County coal plant. The Sierra Club says the three-member Public Service Commission — which will decide the question — has a huge conflict of interest. That’s because […] [...]

Coal plant passes its first test

by Published: November 16,2009

Tags: Power plant

PSC will continue a second phase of hearings in February   The state Public Service Commission (PSC) decided in a Nov. 9 vote that Mississippi Power Company has demonstrated a need for more electrical generation by 2014. The PSC will continue a second phase of hearings Feb. 1, 2010, to consider the solution to the […] [...]

Political cheerleading heard at public hearing

by Published: October 19,2009

Tags: Kemper County, Power plant

Actual concerns voiced centered on costs, ecological impact and reliability of new technology Comments at the Public Service Commission’s Oct. 9 public forum on the proposed Kemper County clean coal plant were supposed to focus on clarifying the need for the plant. Instead, the two-hour meeting at the Woolfolk State Office Building in Jackson served […] [...]

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