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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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

PSC votes 2-1 to reissue Kemper certificate

In what amounted to a procedural meeting, the Mississippi Public Service Commission voted 2-1 last week to reissue the certificate of public convenience and necessity for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley was the lone dissenting vote. The order granting the certificate is a lot like the 2010 order. […] [...]

Read April 30 issue of the MBJ

>> KEMPER COUNTY COAL PLANT HEARING Public Service Commission votes 2-1 to reissue Kemper certificate— By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> SIERRA CLUB PREPARES ITS LATEST KEMPER CHALLENGE Calls facility an expensive, unnecessary environmental hazard— By Clay Chandler >> STUDY: STATE LAGS IN ASSESSING VALUE OF TAX INCENTIVES Many have no policy […] [...]

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, […] [...]

Supreme Court decision possible setback for Kemper County coal plant

JACKSON- In a 9-0 decision March 15, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled the Mississippi Public Service Commission’s decision to issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Mississippi Power Company to build a coal-fired generation plant in Kemper County was not based on “substantial evidence presented,” as required by law. The decision was in […] [...]

Barbour defends proposed offshore drilling regs

JACKSON — Allowing oil and gas drilling 10 to 12 miles south of Mississippi’s coastline in the Gulf of Mexico is a good idea because it could generate state revenue, Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday. The Mississippi Development Authority on Monday published proposed regulations to lease state waters in the Gulf for the drilling. The […] [...]

Supreme Court dismisses Sierra appeal of Kemper

by Published: October 8,2010

Tags: Kemper County IGCC plant, sierra club

The Mississippi Supreme Court has dismissed Sierra Club’s appeal of the state Public Service Commission’s approval of the Kemper County IGCC plant. Sierra also filed its appeal in Harrison Chancery Court, where it was stayed pending the Supreme Court’s decision on jurisdiction. Sierra will go forward with its Harrison County suit. The organization filed its […] [...]

Miss. justices send coal suit back to lower court

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has sent back to a chancery court a lawsuit that seeks to block a coal-fired, electric-generating plant in east-central Mississippi. The lawsuit was in response to the Mississippi Public Service Commission’s decision to ease restrictions it had put on the project in Kemper County. The Sierra Club […] [...]

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