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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Southern Company's Dream

by BPF Published March 4, 2020 The Southern Company’s dream of a multi-billion plant to transform lignite into electricity will be history in four short years. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the gasifiers and chemical plant will be scrapped by 2024. Remediation of the Liberty lignite mine will be completed this year.

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Legislative Session 2020


An Imprudent Decision

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.

Kemper County IGCC Plant

Former manager: Southern Company lied about Kemper schedule

As we’ve been saying …

Kemper County IGCC Power Plant


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.

Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning, right, and Mississippi Power CEO Ed Holland welcome U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

Wingo: I told Southern CEO Fanning that Kemper timeline was a fraud

Records show muzzled former Kemper construction supervisor warned Mississippi Power and Southern Co. executives that they were reporting false construction timelines for completion of the multi-billion dollar Kemper plant in their filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and to the investing public

Kemper IGCC Power Plant

Former regulator: Kemper Project costs passed on to Alabamians

The Southern Company is spreading the costs of Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project “clean coal” power plant to at least one of its other subsidiaries

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PSC OKs 15 percent rate increase for Mississippi Power

The Mississippi Public Service Commission approved a 15 percent rate increase Thursday for Mississippi Power, to help pay for the gas-fired portion of the Kemper plant that is producing electricity.