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ALAN TURNER: Kemper coal plant essentially complete

We had an opportunity recently to visit with Lee Youngblood, who handles communications for Mississippi Power Co., and learned that the Kemper facility is essentially complete and ready for final testing and certification. “Once that’s done, we expect to see the facility up and running and doing what it’s supposed to do, by early 2016,” he said. Earlier in his ...

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Mississippi Power conducts successful tests at Kemper plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Workers at Mississippi Power’s Kemper County energy facility successfully reached two major testing milestones: testing of the combined cycle unit and pressure testing of both gasifiers. The successful completion of the tests is an indication of continued progress on putting both pieces of equipment into service. Recent testing of the combined cycle included successfully running the unit ...

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Council gives state high marks for energy-efficiency policies

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi is the most improved state in the nation for energy-saving policies, a ratings group says. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy lauded the state yesterday for efforts in the last year that included lawmakers passing a new energy code for buildings and the Public Service Commission passing requirements for electric and gas utilities to offer ...

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Fitch takes no action after Kemper plant cost, schedule changes

KEMPER COUNTY — Fitch Ratings is not taking any rating actions following the latest cost revisions and schedule extension for the Kemper integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project. Last week, Mississippi Power Company (Mississippi Power) announced a revision in the scheduled in-service date for Kemper IGCC. The operational date is delayed to the fourth quarter of 2014, from May 2014, ...

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After abrupt retirement, Mississippi Power still paying Day as consultant

GULFPORT — Even though Ed Day retired abruptly as Mississippi Power’s president earlier this year, he’s still getting paid. Day is being paid $150,000 a year for three years as a consultant, according to a stock filing by the Southern Co., the Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power. That’s in addition to his company retirement. The agreement began May 20, when ...

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‘About a third’ is really closer to about a half

Despite claims by Mississippi Power Company, Kemper plant could raise ratepayer rates by more than 45%   By its first full year of service in 2014, Mississippi Power Company’s $2.4-billion Kemper County IGCC power plant is expected to raise residential customer rates by more than 45 percent, according to a confidential document released to the Mississippi Business Journal. That number ...

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