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 CEO Dream

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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Kemper IGCC Plant

Near-Disaster Averted on Kemper Project

According to a new report from an independent monitor, the $7 billion Kemper Project clean coal power plant narrowly avoided a serious accident in October when 1,750 degree synthesis gas backed up into the coal feed system.

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Regulators Gotta Regulate

Regulators gotta regulate 

The PSC has not been useful. It does not deserve customers’ trust. Or the publics’. Or the legislatures’. It does not deserve more responsibility. Can the new Chairman and commissioners restore trust?

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Kemper IGCC Plant

KEMPER PLANT DELAYED AGAIN, COSTS RISING

Mississippi Power says it’s pushing back the start date another month the controversial Kemper County Energy Facility. As MPB’s Mark Rigsby reports, estimated costs for the nearly $7 billion plant continue to increase.

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Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant

Kemper Gasifier: SLOW AGONY, SURE DEATH

The Kemper clean lignite project is a cancer in Mississippi’s economy. It must be treated quickly if Southeast Mississippi’s economy is to avoid an agonizing death spiral.

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Charles Grayson Bigger Pie Forum Board Member

Kemper County power plant almost fully operational

“This will be very expensive even if it fulfills all the promises,” said Bigger Pie Forum Board Member Charles Grayson.

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Kemper Project clean coal power plant

More Federal Subsidies for Kemper Project?

U.S. taxpayers could be joining Mississippi Power ratepayers on the hook for the soaring costs of the Kemper Project clean coal power plant.

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