One of the most costly government actions is the administration’s war on coal. It is the fuel for about half of the country’s electricity and one of the cheapest sources of energy. Kelley Williams, chair, Bigger Pie Forum, February 4, 2015 | northsidesun.com IT WASN’T TRUE LOVE when the green energy philanderer hooked up with […]
SO’s investors don’t like the Kemper project. Why? The company can’t finish Kemper’s chemical plant. It is supposed to turn worthless lignite (low grade coal) into an inexpensive substitute for cheap natural gas. It’s a failed Frankenstein experiment. By Kelley Williams | Bigger Pie Forum, Chair | www.biggerpieforum.org | December 5, 2014 “Ain’t gonna be […]
The Marx Brothers and their zany comedy are long gone. But they have been reincarnated as an even zanier act: Mississippi Power’s Kemper County Lignite Plant. It is a small generating plant with a monstrous seemingly unbuildable chemical plant on the back of it. Kelley Williams, Chair Bigger Pie Forum, November 3, 2014 “Who you […]
Imagine a first-of-its-kind power plant that costs $3.6 billion more than originally planned, with safety issues that required expensive, late fixes and a management team that denied delays and cost overruns until papering them over was no longer an option. By Steve Wilson / November 5, 2014 / www.MississippiWatchdog.org Imagine a first-of-its-kind power plant that costs […]
There are good reasons to be concerned that the Kemper County Lignite Plant under con-struction by Mississippi Power could explode if started up. So, will it ever start up? Probably not. Here’s why. Kelley Williams | Chair, Bigger Pie Forum | www.biggerpieforum.org | October 7, 2014 There are good reasons to be concerned that the […]
Kemper’s fantasy is that worthless lignite can be turned into a syn gas substitute for natural gas in an experimental plant and burned in a slightly modified conventional natural gas plant to produce electricity cheaper than from natural gas. Kelley Williams, Chair Bigger Pie Forum, August 27, 2014 A myth is a widely held false […]
So-called clean coal power plants might not be the answer to new EPA regulations governing the reduction of carbon dioxide. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog | June 5, 2014 So-called clean coal power plants might not be the answer to new EPA regulations governing the reduction of carbon dioxide. The EPA released Monday new requirements for Mississippi that would […]
To Civil War buffs the irony is clear – on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Power (MP) is a company under heavy siege.
While the Fairness Police (aka Mississippi Public Service Commissioners) ponder what to do, they should not make any prudence determination until they see the Kemper plant operate routinely and know the cost of its electricity.
There is a better solution that the parable’s Billy Frank would agree with. The Kemper project includes an 800-megawatt combined cycle plant that burns syngas from coal or natural gas.