PSC to Southern: Keep and pay for the gasifiers and all related assets or keep and pay for the entire Kemper project including power generation.
A white flag, the prelude to surrender.
In a special PSC meeting, the commissioners conveyed a dramatic shift in their language from the previous years
Has Southern CEO Tom Fanning no shame? The Southern Co. Board of Directors is AWOL.
Failure to achieve COD for the lignite processing assets would be a big win for the rate payers.
Commissioners, if Southern won’t make the hard decision, it’s up to you.
Bigger Pie Forum has long felt the gasifier units (the engine) would never work reliably for long periods. The small temperature range within which the gasifier units must operate cannot be controlled uniformly across the large reactors.
We predicted Mississippi Power and Southern Cos would opt for a negotiated settlement of Kemper cost recovery if the free pass from Mississippi Regulators ended.
It is time for the PSC to acknowledge the naked facts and Rule the lignite portions of Kemper Not Useful.
The Kemper clean lignite project is a cancer in Mississippi’s economy. It must be treated quickly if Southeast Mississippi’s economy is to avoid an agonizing death spiral.