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.

Bigger Pie Forum Projects


Legislative Session 2018


The Depression

Kemper: In PSC’s Court

How much should Southern Co pay for their mistakes? The PSC will answer that question. Short of proving fraud or gross misrepresentations, it could take years to resolve. That would damage economic development in MPC’s rate area.

Kemper County IGCC Plant

Kemper operations projected to cost 4 times original outlook

“Kelley Williams, chairman of the Bigger Pie Forum…said he suspects even the current estimate is a ‘low-ball number.'”

The Kemper Project Iceberg

Utility admits Kemper Project could be costlier to operate than originally estimated

When talking about the Kemper Project clean coal power plant, it’s easy to get hung up on the plant’s capital costs, now up to nearly $6.9 billion.

The Kemper combined cycle plant

Wait for the thud

Kemper flunks Economics 101. The PSC flunks Human Nature 101. Customers don’t want to pay more to make environmentalists happy – or to pay for the PSC’s and Mississippi Power’s mistakes. They shouldn’t have to.

Kemper's Dual-Fuel Duplicity?

Kemper’s Dual-Fuel Duplicity?

It’s a clever dodge designed to cover up one fact…

Mississippi Power Kemper County IGCC Plant

Mississippi Public Broadcasting: @ISSUE – The Kemper Controversy

Kemper Controversy