Kemper Plant

The Kemper County Lignite Plant is a cancer in Mississippi's economy. Bigger Pie has done an extensive body of work regarding the Kemper Plant through the years. From the beginning, the plant's additional capacity was not needed. For years, the building of this plant soared over budget and time constraints ending up costing over $7 billion and 7 years to construct a plant which ultimately did not work.

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Timeline of events surrounding Kemper cost projections – DETAILED

  Click here to see view the Detailed Cost Analysis Timeline for Kemper in detail.

Kemper Project clean coal power plant

SEC investigating Southern Company over Kemper Project

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an investigation of Southern Company and its subsidiary Mississippi Power over costs and delays at the Kemper Project clean coal power plant.

The Boundary Dam Power Station in Saskatchewan, owned by SaskPower

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.

The Kemper combined cycle plant

Lawsuit alleges fraud over ‘goliath’ Kemper Project power plant

Mississippi’s Kemper Project integrated coal gasification power plant hasn’t generated any power off its primary fuel, but it has generated one thing in bunches: lawsuits.

Kemper County IGCC Plant

Kemper: An Imprudent Decision, Part 2

Brett Wingo, former Kemper construction supervisor, warned Southern Company executives in 2014 they were reporting false construction timelines for Kemper completion.


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