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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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In 2013, before the avalanche of delays and ballooning costs, Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning, right, and Mississippi Power CEO Ed Holland welcomed U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, to Kemper. Moniz, left, is shaking Holland’s hand.

Wingo: I told Southern CEO Fanning that Kemper timeline was a fraud

Records show muzzled former Kemper construction supervisor warned Mississippi Power and Southern Co. executives that they were reporting false construction timelines for completion of the multi-billion dollar Kemper plant in their filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and to the investing public

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