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Kemper plant costs parent 11 cents a share for quarter

A look at the Kemper County Coal Plant from the top. The plant will be tasked with mining lignite coal a few hundred yards away from the plant. That coal is moved through a process that will convert it to syngas. The syngas is then used to drive the energy output of the plant, and the resulting electricity is then moved into the grid.

AP/MBJ staff Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal-gasification plant cost overruns cost parent Southern Co. 11 cents a share in the third quarter. Southern Co. said Wednesday that wrote down $93 million for the overruns of the plant in the quarter, whose price tag has reached $6.4 billion, compared with the original estimate of $2.8 billion. Mississippi Power said on ...

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Kemper power plant goes online burning natural gas

KEMPER COUNTY — Mississippi Power Co. says a key part of its $5.5 billion Kemper County power plant is operational. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. announced yesterday that it has put three power generating turbines into commercial operation burning natural gas piped to the east Mississippi plant. It comes even as Mississippi Power completes the permanent fuel source, a ...

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Alliance formed to market coal technology 'TRIG' globally

ATLANTA — Southern Company, through subsidiary Southern Generation Technologies, LLC, and KBR, LLC of Houston, Texas, have formed an alliance to market the coal technology transport integrated gasification (TRIG) to power companies worldwide. Through this partnership, Southern Company and KBR will contribute their technical and marketing expertise, respectively, capitalizing on each company’s strengths in expanding TRIG technology to worldwide markets. ...

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Company eyeing state for plant signs contracts

MOSS POINT — A $2.5 billion chemical plant may be getting closer to reality in Lake Charles, La. Leucadia National Corp. said it has signed contracts to sell methanol, hydrogen and carbon dioxide from a plant that would convert an oil refinery byproduct called petroleum coke. “This is quite a milestone for our project,” said Hunter Johnston. Johnston is the ...

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