MS Power Adds $25 Million to Kemper Plant Costs, Delays Start Date.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 5th, 2016 at 11:06 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: East Mississippi, Energy, News

Mississippi Power on Friday added a month to the date it expects to have the Kemper energy facility operational on lignite and increased the cost. The date was revised from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31, and Mississippi Power said it needs an additional $25 million that will be paid by the utility and Southern Company […]

Many Northeast Mississippi Legislators Angling for Piece of BP Money.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 26th, 2016 at 10:29 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Budget, Democrats, Energy, Ethics, Golden Triangle, Lee County, Legislature, MS State Government, News, Public Service, Spending, Tupelo

Both (Rep. Nick ) Bain and (Rep. Tracy) Arnold mentioned that the (BP) funds should be used for the state’s many infrastructure needs. “Absolutely, spend it on something that benefits the entire state,” Bain said. State leaders currently are considering the possibility of increasing taxes to pay for infrastructure needs. “It could offset a tax […]

MDA allows for lower job requirements in state contract with solar panel company

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 11th, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Stion discontinues operations in Hattiesburg.

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Business, Economic Development, Economy, Energy, Hattiesburg, MDA

Stion Corp. has renegotiated its contract with state in which its commitment of jobs creation has been cut in half and its time limit was lengthened by five years. Its memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Development Authority, city of Hattiesburg and Forrest County, which was amended in November, was obtained by the Mississippi Business […]

Air Force, Chevron ask PSC to reject Mississippi Power rate increase

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 1st, 2015 at 4:48 pm

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Filed Under: Energy

   Chevron, Greenleaf CO2 Solutions and the U.S. Air Force have asked the state Public Service Commission to reject or lower a rate increase sought by Mississippi Power. The PSC on Thursday will consider an agreement between Mississippi Power and the PSC staff that calls for a 15 percent rate increase. The PSC earlier this […]

Entergy rate reduction pending PSC approval 

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 1st, 2015 at 7:00 am

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Filed Under: Energy

   Pending approval by the Mississippi Public Service Commission, monthly bills for residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt hours would fall from $100 to $93 in February. (A spokesperson) said Entergy has collected $48 million too much for natural gas in 2015, even after the earlier $46 million rate decrease. Under state law, utilities get […]

Kemper Plant Costs spiraling out of control. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 29th, 2015 at 5:48 pm

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Filed Under: Energy

   Mississippi Power said Tuesday it still expects the startup of the Kemper lignite plant in the first half of 2016 — but not by April 19, which means the company will have to return $234 million in tax credits to the IRS. Mississippi Power President and CEO Ed Holland told the Sun Herald it’s […]

Is Thomas Blanton's run for PSC an attempt to gut and takeover MS Power?

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 21st, 2015 at 8:59 am

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Filed Under: Energy

   Earlier this month, a blogger by the name of Eddie Curran divulged the details of an on-the-record conversation he had with Blanton. Curran spent much of his reporting and blogging career railing against Mississippi Power, which might explain why Blanton was so shockingly candid. If Curran’s account is true, Blanton’s motivations for securing a […]

MS Power adds another $25 million to cost of Kemper Plant

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 1st, 2015 at 4:05 pm

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Filed Under: Energy

  Mississippi Power reported Tuesday the estimated cost of the power facility in Kemper County rose another $25 million in July. The cost of the plant now stands at $5 billion. Read More

Here We Go Again: Kemper Power Plant costs to rise another $45 million.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 3rd, 2015 at 5:16 pm

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Filed Under: Energy

The cost of the Kemper County power plant is up another $45 million, Mississippi Power reported Tuesday. The latest increase brings the total cost of the plant to $6.17 billion. In its monthly status report to the Public Service Commission, Mississippi Power and its parent Southern Company said the additional costs are related to operational […]

Crony Capitalism: Mississippi taxpayers loan to KiOR for biofuels plant headed for a messy ending.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 22nd, 2015 at 6:28 am

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Filed Under: Economic Development, Energy

With dreams of a biofuels revolution based in Mississippi seemingly wiped away for good amid mounting losses and questions from investors and regulators regarding being misled about the company’s prospects, KiOR now finds itself not as Mississippi’s latest business success story but its newest defendant. State officials have filed suit against KiOR’s leaders and its […]