Kemper has a long tail. Customers, PSC and MPUS must be patience and remain diligent.
MPCO brazenly threatens recovery of all costs associated with the gasifiers, definitely not in the best interests of its customers. The PSC tilts the scales toward the consumer threatening a Show Cause Order which demands MPC prove the need of the Kemper Project in the first place or risk having the entire site closed resulting […]
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.
“… it’s very unlikely that the gasifier will work by the June hearing. Which means there will be no consideration of its “used and usefulness.” Which means it will not be deemed “prudent.” Which means customers don’t have to pay for it. Except they already are.”