Gulf Coast residents weigh in on electric bill increases that will fund Mississippi Power’s Kemper County clean coal plant. Gulf Coast residents weigh in on electric bill increases that will fund Mississippi Power’s Kemper County clean coal plant. Upcoming electricity bill increases due to Mississippi Power Company’s $4-billion clean coal plant under construction in Kemper […]
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.
The Kemper County Coal Gasification plant has been a controversial project since 2009. The two big reasons are the enormous cost for ratepayers — $2.4 billion — and the fact that MP won’t guarantee the plant’s technology will even work.
Three years after it was first proposed, Mississippi Power’s (MP) Kemper County Coal Gasification Plant continues to produce more controversy than kilowatts.