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Blanton: Mississippi Power gave state Supreme Court no legal basis to reverse refund

“There is no legal or factual basis for the Court to reverse its position and rule in Mississippi Power Company’s favor,” begins Blanton’s response to a request that the Supreme Court reconsider a decision in Blanton’s favor. BY PAUL HAMPTON | jphampton@sunherald.com | www.SunHerald.com | March 18, 2015 Hattiesburg oilman Tom Blanton calls the embattled Kemper County […]

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State Supreme Court orders Mississippi Power’s rate increase be refunded to ratepayers

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday reversed the March 5, 2013, rate increase granted by the Public Service Commission to Mississippi Power Co. and ordered the commission to direct that the money be refunded to ratepayers. BY MARY PEREZ | meperez@sunherald.com | Twitter: MaryPerezSH | February 12, 2015 The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday reversed the March […]

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Kemper Project costs grow by another $45 million

Kemper Project costs grow by another $45 million

Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project integrated gasification plant may become a technological dead-end. By Steve Wilson  /   February 5, 2015  /  www.MississippiWatchdog.org Photo Credit and Caption: Southern Company – Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project is the state’s most expensive construction project, now up to 6.17 billion. Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project integrated gasification plant may become a technological dead-end. Costs […]

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Switchover at Mississippi PSC could have consequences for Kemper

The Mississippi Public Service Commission will be two-thirds new come November, which could have serious consequences for prudency hearings on Mississippi Power’s oft-delayed Kemper Project. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog | January 6, 2015 Photo Credit: Mississippi Power The Mississippi Public Service Commission will be two-thirds new come November, which could have serious consequences […]

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Cost rises again, completion delayed at Mississippi Power’s Kemper County plant (updated)

Southern Co. said Thursday that it will cost at least another $59 million to finish the power plant it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.6 billion By The Associated Press on October 02, 2014 at 6:17 PM, updated October 02, 2014 at 7:57 PM JACKSON, Mississippi — Southern Co. said Thursday that […]

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Southern Company losing grip

The Southern Co. was dealt a huge — and deserved — blow this week when Mississippi’s Public Service Commission voted unanimously to delay prudency hearings on the controversial “clean coal” plant the utility giant is building in Kemper County. Wyatt Emmrich | The Northside Sun | Editorials | August 14, 2014 The Southern Co. was […]

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