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Kemper plant overruns drag down Southern Co. earnings

Cost overruns in construction of Mississippi Power’s Kemper County lignite coal plant so far this year have taken a nearly $800 million bite out of parent Southern Co.’s earnings. A cooler than normal summer across the Southeast further eroded earnings, the company reported in its third quarter earnings statement. Frequent rainfall combined with what Southern Co. says were the mildest ...

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Thomas Dews, Mark Keenum elected to board of Mississippi Power

Mississippi Power’s board of directors has elected Thomas Dews and Dr. Mark Keenum to the board. Dews, 66, is the president of C.L. Dews & Sons Foundry & Machinery Co. Inc. and Keenum, 52, is the president of Mississippi State University. Dews has held numerous positions with C.L. Dews & Sons before being named president in 1989. He served on ...

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Mississippi Power: Don't be left in dark by scammers

A Mississippi utility has issued a warning — don’t be left in the dark by con artists. Mississippi Power reports scammers, attempting to pass themselves off as company employees, are contacting the Gulfport-based utility’s customers and telling them they are behind on their electric bill and face having their power cut off. Spokesman Keith Guillot tells The Sun Herald the ...

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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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Read May 24 issue of MBJ

>>COVEY OF CONCERN Officials hoping quail numbers will rebound – by Wally Northway Also in this week’s paper: >>MEMORIAL DAY Gulf Coast group honors state’s surviving World War II veterans- by Stephen McDill >>ENERGY Mississippi Power finds new leadership, regulators probe executive’s document witholding- by Clay Chandler >>DELTA COUNCIL Stabenow, Cochran brace for Senate vote on Farm Bill- by Ted Carter >> OUR VIEW USM right to call off ...

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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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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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