Nation’s oldest integrated coal gasification plant might point to more Kemper trouble

If the experience with the nation’s oldest integrated coal gasification power plant is any guide, Mississippi Power has a steep learning curve ahead as it tries to bring its troubled Kemper Project power plant into operation. By Steve Wilson  /   March 20, 2015 / www.mississippiwatchdog.org Photo Credit: The Southern Company If the experience with the […]

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Mississippi Power, PSC file for rehearing to restore Kemper rate increase

“The higher our rates go, the less energy our customers use, it impacts economic development. It impacts job growth in our area.” BY PAUL HAMPTON | www.sunherald.com | jphampton@sunherald.com | March 12, 2015  Mississippi Power Co. and the Public Service Commission asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to reconsider its decision to overturn a rate increase […]

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Supreme Court lowers the boom on Kemper plant

Let the Southern Company pay for this boondoggle. It was their idea from the get-go. By Wyatt Emmerich | www.NorthsideSun.com | February 18, 2015 When Tom blanton walked into Hattiesburg’s Keg & Barrel, his usual place to get a burger, the place erupted. People were standing and cheering. For good reason, because of Blanton’s lone […]

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Fight the power: Thomas Blanton is the man who took on Mississippi Power over Kemper plant – and won

Hattiesburg oilman Thomas Blanton has won an appeal on his $300 million class action lawsuit against Mississippi Power Co. over their rate increases due to cost over-runs on the Kemper County lignite plant. BY PAUL HAMPTON | www.sunherald.com | jphampton@sunherald.com | February 21, 2015 Photo credit:GEORGE CLARK/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALD HATTIESBURG — Thomas A. Blanton is […]

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