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 2018


The Kemper combined cycle plant

An 80 Yard Field Goal.

Surprise! Southern Company announced a $43 million cost increase for the Kemper Lignite plant its Mississippi Power sub is building.

YOU’RE HERE: A sign welcomes truckers to the Kemper Project power plant located north of Meridian in east Mississippi.

Kemper’s Budget Busting Blues

Cecil Brown understands budgets and the critical role they can play in determining an organization’s success or failure.

The New York Times - Science (Live Interview on Facebook - Kemper)

The New York Times – Science (Live Interview on Facebook – Kemper)

The New York Times, Ian Urbina is talking with Charles Grayson, energy analyst, and Brett Wingo, former engineer from Kemper plant who blew whistle on problems ranging from mismanagement to fraud.


‘The New York Times’ Investigates An Ailing Clean Coal Project – NPR Interview

The Kemper Project is an electrical generating station currently under construction in Kemper County, Miss. The plant has been held up as a model of the Obama administration’s efforts to promote new, clean energy technologies…

The Kemper County power plant in Mississippi.

The Kemper Coal Files Timeline – by New York Times

This timeline serves two purposes. It offers a deeper way to understand the history of the Kemper project through the documents behind these events.

The Kemper County power plant in Mississippi.

A Model for ‘Clean Coal’ Runs Off the Tracks

A Mississippi project, a centerpiece of President Obama’s climate plan, has been plagued by problems that managers tried to conceal, and by cost overruns and questions of who will pay.