…the more states support renewables, the more they pay for conventional power plants, too, using “capacity payments” to alleviate intermittency. In effect, politicians rather than markets are once again deciding how to avoid blackouts.” And we know politicians are really smart about energy as Kemper proves.
According to this, there was some politics involved. Shocking!
It might be cheaper to run the Kemper Project clean coal power plant’s turbines on natural gas, but Mississippi Power wants customers to pay most of the cost for the coal gasification part of the plant.
While energy research is important, there are some experiments that the federal government needs to stop funding.
Southern violates the first law of holes: when you are in a hole, quit digging. It keeps throwing good money after bad at its Mississippi Kemper Lignite Project. That may be because it thinks it’s throwing customer’s money. That will be the case if Mississippi’s Public Service Commission makes customers pay for Southern’s mistakes. The […]
Mississippi Power continues to struggle to get its Kemper Project clean coal power plant operational. None of the issues keeping the facility from getting up and running have easy solutions.
“The review of Mississippi Power’s ratings considers the declining competitiveness of the Kemper Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant as project costs have continued to rise, operating costs are increasing, and natural gas prices remain low…” and “The review also reflects the continued inability of the company to place the plant into service, with nine […]
The Kemper Project clean coal power plant has been generating electricity using natural gas since 2014, but now the facility is generating something else for its owner — lawsuits.
Mississippi Power announced Tuesday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the Kemper Project clean coal power plant’s commercial operation date will be pushed back to next month.
It is time for the PSC to acknowledge the naked facts and Rule the lignite portions of Kemper Not Useful.