“Other local heroes include the Sierra Club, Brett Wingo (the former plant manager who became a whistleblower), Steve Wilson at WatchDog.org and the folks at BiggerPieForum.org who have helped make transparent the ever-escalating costs of this fiasco.”
Surprise! Southern Company announced a $43 million cost increase for the Kemper Lignite plant its Mississippi Power sub is building.
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.
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.
As we’ve been saying …
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
FOGGY FUTURE: Problems with the refractory lining in the Kemper Project’s gasification towers caused months of delays and could point to future trouble. By Johnny Kampis | Watchdog.org | March 25, 2015 In late 2011, a contractor on the Kemper Project in east central Mississippi found a key component of the gasifier towers of the […]
A Jackson-based attorney who practices in front of the Mississippi Public Service Commission said the regulatory body could bypass a restraining order if it wanted the testimony of a former Kemper Project employee. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog | March 10, 2015 Photo Credit: Southern Company | GASIFIER: Kemper’s gasifier unit is designed to convert lignite […]
Late last year the CEO of Mississippi Power announced the hiring of a new project manager to quarterback the completion of construction and startup of its troubled Kemper County Lignite Plant’s experimental gasifier. The announcement didn’t say anything about the old quarterback (Brett Wingo) or what happened to him. Apparently he was sacked and is […]