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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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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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The Boundary Dam Power Station in Saskatchewan, owned by SaskPower, was the first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage project at a coal-fired plant. Credit SaskPower, via Reuters

Unsealed Kemper Project records could be revealing

“Bill Kelly, a CPA and subcontractor for AECOM who runs the accounting component of the independent monitor team, said the increase amounted to 95 percent of total project cost and amounted to a “material weakness in internal control over financial reporting” You might call this cooking the books.

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