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$3.2 billion cap proposed

Public Service Commission puts forward a cost ceiling for Mississippi Power’s lignite plant In response to a Mississippi Public Service Commission request for a price cap, Mississippi Power Company (MPC) has proposed a $3.2-billion ceiling for its planned Kemper County clean coal plant, currently estimated to cost $2.4 billion. During the Commission’s week-long hearings in February, which examined the plant’s ...

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Kemper the best option

Topazi talks about himself, Momentum Mississippi and the Kemper County lignite plant Q & A with Anthony Topazi, CEO of Mississippi Power Company Photos by Stephen McDill Click here to watch the video interview series Q: Tell us a little bit about your background. A: I grew up in Birmingham, Ala. I am the grandson of Italian immigrants, both on ...

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Kemper coal plant hearings wrap up

Public speaks out on both sides of the issue of whether ‘clean coal’ plant should be authorized On Feb. 5 the state Public Service Commission wrapped up its week-long resource hearings for a proposed $2.5-billion clean coal plant in Kemper County with a public forum at which more than 40 speakers were divided evenly on support or opposition to the ...

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PSC questions MPC on IPP contracts and cost overruns

MPC wants to build ‘clean coal’ plant at a cost for more than $2.4 billion The state Public Service Commission’s resource hearings centered on a proposed $2.5 billion clean coal plant in Kemper County began Feb. 1 and included questions about plant financing, reliance on natural gas, legitimacy of independent power producer (IPP) contracts, and the mitigation of potential plant ...

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Kemper Update: PSC Resource Hearings on Kemper County Coal Plant

The Public Service Commission’s resource hearings for a proposed $2.4 billion clean coal plant in Kemper County began Monday with questions to utility representatives about plant financing. Mississippi Power Company’s President and CEO Anthony Topazi testified that the Kemper plant is the “least cost overall option for our customers.” The plant would gasify lignite coal and produce more than 500 ...

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Briggs payment under scrutiny

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 its only attorney is Briggs’ ...

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Comment deadline set for IGCC plant

JACKSON — Southern District Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz requests anyone wanting to enter a writer public comment into the public record concerning Mississippi Power Co.’s proposed IGCC plant in Kemper County do so no later than 9 a.m. Feb. 5. Phase two of the official hearings for the IGCC plant will begin today at 9 a.m. in the Mississippi ...

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National gas forecast is flat

Mississippi Power Company provides internal forecasts to PSC, but out of public view After an attempt to keep updated natural gas price forecasts out of the upcoming Public Service Commission hearings regarding the proposed Kemper County plant, Mississippi Power Company has filed the data confidentially with the Commission. MPC has said high and volatile natural gas prices make the economic ...

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