Mississippi Power continues to struggle to get its Kemper Project clean coal power plant operational. None of the issues keeping the facility from getting up and running have easy solutions.
Mississippi Power announced Tuesday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the Kemper Project clean coal power plant’s commercial operation date will be pushed back to next month.
It is time for the PSC to acknowledge the naked facts and Rule the lignite portions of Kemper Not Useful.
Kemper was a political decision in 2006 which legislative and regulatory processes have simply confirmed from 2009 all the way to the present, a mistake driven by a Federal grant tied to lignite gasification.
The PSC knowingly treating Kemper lignite gasification investment, operating and maintenance costs as a utility rather than the fuel factory they are, allowed Mississippi Power Co. (MPC) to play Three-Card Monte with customers as their mark.
When talking about costs for Mississippi’s controversial Kemper Project integrated-gasification power plant, it’s easy to get lost in the numbers — especially when the numbers get into the billions. By Steve Wilson | April 7, 2015 | www.MississippiWatchdog.org Photo Credit: Southern Company When talking about costs for Mississippi’s controversial Kemper Project integrated-gasification power plant, it’s easy […]