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Mississippi Power files Kemper rate recovery plan

      A multi-year financing plan for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant took two steps forward last week. Gov. Phil Bryant signed bills that would give the Mississippi Public Service Commission authority to grant the utility permission to recover costs associated with the project over a number of years. Another bill allows Mississippi Power to issue bonds ...

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Whether CWIP constitutes a tax takes up most of Kemper hearing in front of Supreme Court

Most of last Monday’s hour-long Kemper coal plant hearing at the Mississippi Supreme Court centered on two questions: If the Mississippi Public Service Commission allows Mississippi Power Co. to charge its ratepayers for the facility’s construction, will it constitute a tax, or will it simply be a rate assessment? If it is a tax, does it render the Baseload Act ...

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Kemper county energy facility — a wise decision was made

The Mississippi Public Service Commission unanimously determined in 2009 that Mississippi Power would need additional baseload electric power generation to meet consumer demand in 2014. Baseload generation provides electricity that’s needed every hour of every day, 365 days a year. By 2014 with increasing demand for electricity and no additional baseload generation, Mississippi Power customers would face volatile and high ...

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Coal plant awaits state supreme court hearing

The past year has been an eventful one for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. In March, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the 2010 order the Mississippi Public Service Commission issued that granted the plant a certificate of pubic convenience and necessity did not cite sufficient evidence from the record of proceedings. Justices, in their ruling, kicked the ...

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Costs at coal plant won’t rise, union says

If Mississippi Power Co. successfully defends its Kemper County coal plant from litigation that seeks to invalidate it and the facility eventually opens, workers from two labor unions will have played a big role in getting it operational. General laborers and craftsmen are among the membership from the Central Mississippi Building and Construction Trade Council and the Mississippi chapter of ...

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Southern Co. to partner with Texas company to market controversial Kemper coal technology

Southern Co., the parent company of Mississippi Power Co., is partnering with a Texas based-firm that owns part of the technology that will be used at the Kemper County coal plant to market the technology to power companies worldwide. Southern Co. developed the Transport Integrated Gasification (TRIG) technology with Houston-based KBR. The process uses low-rank coal, like the lignite coal ...

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Read August 13 issue of MBJ

>> CLASS CRUNCH Experts: Troublesome nursing faculty shortage to get worse— By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> KEMPER UPDATE PSC to examine formula rate plans for Entergy, Miss. Power— by Clay Chandler >>TECHNOLOGY Google shares the ‘how-to’s’ of getting your business online— by Ted Carter >>MDA New chief cites potential in energy, medical sectors— by Ted Carter >> ...

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Kemper coal plant costs surge again

The Kemper coal plant’s Independent Monitors’ Report for the period through the end of May shows the project has crept closer to the $2.88 billion cap the Public Service Commission imposed on it. Monitors, hired by the Commission to oversee construction, now estimate that the cost to build the lignite coal-fired generation facility will reach $2.822 billion. It’s the second ...

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Read July 16 issue of MBJ

>> A LOSING PROPOSITION Mississippi hospitals face yearly $152M loss if Medicaid expansion rejected — By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> MEDICAID Health Policy Center, medical groups study Medicaid expansion— by Ted Carter >> ABORTION Fondren businesses tired of politically charged street corner by Stephen McDill >> CONSTRUCTION Kemper coal plant costs surge again by Clay Chandler >> ...

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Read May 7 issue of the MBJ

>> REAL ESTATE Large stores specifying whom they must have as neighbors— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> KEMPER UPDATE Independent monitor: Kemper contingency 91 percent gone— By Clay Chandler >> Q&A David Carn, Baker Donelson— By Clay Chandler >> MARTY WISEMAN Redistricting a consequence of 2012 election >> NANCY ANDERSON Figuring out the Tunica way >> ...

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