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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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The Kemper Death Spiral Begins

The Kemper Death Spiral Begins

Is it finally time for the gasifier death spiral to accelerate?

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Kemper IGCC Plant

Make Kemper Cost Recovery Conditional on Cost Effectiveness

Commissioners, if Southern won’t make the hard decision, it’s up to you.

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Mississippi Power's Kemper clean coal power plant - It's a Clinker!

A Bigger Pie View – IT’S A CLINKER!

Mississippi Power is solving problems at its Kemper clean coal power plant only for new ones to appear.

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An aerial view of Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project clean coal power plant.

KEMPER: STRANDED ON A DEAD-END ROAD

Bigger Pie Forum has long felt the gasifier units (the engine) would never work reliably for long periods. The small temperature range within which the gasifier units must operate cannot be controlled uniformly across the large reactors.

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Kemper IGCC Plant

Kemper – The Red Coats are Coming.

“… it’s very unlikely that the gasifier will work by the June hearing. Which means there will be no consideration of its “used and usefulness.” Which means it will not be deemed “prudent.” Which means customers don’t have to pay for it. Except they already are.”

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Engineers and Managers are Abandoning the Kemper IGCC Project

Engineers and Managers Are Abandoning the Kemper Project

Abandon ship! Abandon ship! Will Southern’s CEO Tom Fanning go down with the ship? He commanded Kemper’s boondoggle to work. It hasn’t anyway. King Canute commanded the tide not to come in. It did anyway. Two egomaniacs? No. Just one. King Canute knew better.

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