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CRAWFORD: Kemper County Coal Plant a prudent investment

Rating agencies and regulators expect utility companies to maintain sound risk management and long-term planning strategies. For this reason, electric utilities value diversity in power generation options. “Reliance on one fuel or technology can leave them vulnerable to price and supply volatility,” says a Congressional Research Service study published in February. The study cautions utilities from becoming too dependent on ...

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Miss. high court hears appeal on coal-fired plant

The Mississippi Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments Wednesday on the Sierra Club’s challenge to a $2.9 billion power plant in Kemper County. Mississippi Power Co., a unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co., wants to build the coal-fired plant, which would be powered by lignite mined nearby. The project was approved last year by the Mississippi Public Service Commission. The Sierra ...

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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 has said the plant is ...

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Miss. Power says PSC request for natural gas forecasts unnecessary

Mississippi Power Company said it believes the Public Service Commission’s request for additional natural gas price forecasts for an upcoming power plant hearing is vague and unnecessary. The second round of hearings regarding Mississippi Power’s proposed Kemper County lignite coal plant will begin in February. The Public Utilities Staff filed a motion supporting Mississippi Power’s position on the additional data ...

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