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Mississippi's Public Service Commission Needs Reforming, Not Expanding

by BPF Published March 10, 2020 The Mississippi Public Service Commission could have new law enforcement agents if a bill in the legislature becomes law. Does the PSC really need these policing services? In 2013, the PSC looked a $7.5 billion dollar boondoggle straight in the eyes…and blinked.  Enough is enough!

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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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Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant

Kemper: Death by a Thousand Cuts – Update of Slow Agony, Sure Death.

We predicted Mississippi Power and Southern Cos would opt for a negotiated settlement of Kemper cost recovery if the free pass from Mississippi Regulators ended.

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