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COST CONCERNS: Members of the state Public Service Commission are worried about the latest cost estimates at Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project clean coal power plant.

Mississippi regulators concerned about Kemper Project operational costs

Mississippi regulators are expressing concern about how much it could cost to operate the Kemper Project clean coal power plant after the utility admitted the facility could cost $1 billion to run over its first five years in operation, 288 percent more than original estimates.

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ON THE ROAD: Mississippi state employees traveled on official business in 2016 to tourist hot spots like Las Vegas, Jackson Hole and Florida’s Gulf beaches, according to an examination of budget requests

Mississippi state employees rack up $6.8 million in travel expenses

Mississippi state employees took trips to Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Jackson Hole, and Florida’s Gulf Coast in fiscal 2016, with state and federal taxpayers picking up most of the nearly $7 million tab.

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Critics call it a ‘cheap trick,’ but Mississippi Power touts Kemper Project’s dual-fuel capability

By Steve Wilson  /   August 30, 2016 / www.MississippiWatchdog.org There was a time when Southern Company dismissed natural gas as an antique of the early industrial age. But that was in 2006, when the powerful regional utility operator was lobbying government officials to subsidize a Kemper County plant. The Kemper project would transform the […]

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