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.
While ratepayers usage of electricity varies, it’s illuminating to see how much Mississippi Power’s Kemper plant would cost on a per customer basis. Of course, all ratepayers are not equal. How much you pay depends on a variety of factors: how much energy you use, whether you’re a business or an individual, etc. That said,…