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An Imprudent Decision

Kemper was a political decision in 2006 which legislative and regulatory processes have simply confirmed from 2009 all the way to the present, a mistake driven by a Federal grant tied to lignite gasification.

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Former manager: Southern Company lied about Kemper schedule

As we’ve been saying …

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Kemper County IGCC Power Plant

KEMPER: RIGHT THE WRONGS

The PSC knowingly treating Kemper lignite gasification investment, operating and maintenance costs as a utility rather than the fuel factory they are, allowed Mississippi Power Co. (MPC) to play Three-Card Monte with customers as their mark.

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Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning, right, and Mississippi Power CEO Ed Holland welcome U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

Wingo: I told Southern CEO Fanning that Kemper timeline was a fraud

Records show muzzled former Kemper construction supervisor warned Mississippi Power and Southern Co. executives that they were reporting false construction timelines for completion of the multi-billion dollar Kemper plant in their filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and to the investing public

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Kemper IGCC Power Plant

Former regulator: Kemper Project costs passed on to Alabamians

The Southern Company is spreading the costs of Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project “clean coal” power plant to at least one of its other subsidiaries

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A view of Kemper’s carbon dioxide absorbers.

It’s still a good idea

Bad news for Mississippi Power. Good news for its customers. The Mississippi Public Service Commission met recently to implement the Mississippi Supreme Court’s orders issued six months ago to rescind the 18% rate increase and refund the $350 million the company illegally collected for its Kemper lignite project.

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