Mississippi Power’s Kemper Clean Coal Plant is Toured by Japanese Utility.

 

Mississippi Power’s Kemper Clean Coal Plant is Toured by Japanese Utility.

J-Power Electric Power Development Company and Kansai Electric Power Company are the latest international utilities to express interest in the Kemper Clean Coal Plant and recently, representatives from both companines took a tour of the facility. Tim Pinkston, Southern Company’s general manager of gasification technology, and Lee Youngblood, Kemper County energy facility communications manager, led…

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January 14, 2016

Mississippi’s Kemper Smart Coal Plant Facts.

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Mississippi’s Kemper Smart Coal Plant is right in Kemper County’s backyard, so why not share the coolest facts about the plant with Mississippians? Read below, and share with your friends! Close to 1.25 billion chicken wings were consumed during Super Bowl XLIX. That’s equivalent to the lignite tonnage mined each year at Kemper. 2,500 workers…

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December 21, 2015

“Inside the Dome,” Told by Kemper (December 18, 2015)

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Happy Friday! We had a lot going on at Kemper this past week… More than 40 chemical engineering students from Mississippi State University’s School of Engineering recently spent an afternoon touring the Kemper County Energy Facility. Because the Kemper plant is bringing new types of highly-skilled jobs to Mississippi with its first-of-a-kind technology, finding local…

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December 18, 2015

New Agreement Will Allow Alps Energy to Use ​Mississippi’s ​Kemper Gasification Technology.

Southern Company, Mississippi Power Company and Southern Generating Technologies recently signed a formal letter of intent to license the technology used at Mississippi’s Kemper ​Coal Project(Kemper County energy facility​)​ to Alps Energy, a South Korean energy company. “Today is a very special day,” Mississippi Power Co. CEO Ed Holland said at a press conference announcing the…

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December 18, 2015

Mississippi State University Students Tour Kemper County Energy Facility.

More than 40 chemical engineering students from Mississippi State University’s School of Engineering recently spent an afternoon touring the Kemper County Energy Facility. Because the Kemper plant is bringing new types of highly-skilled jobs to Mississippi with its first-of-a-kind technology, finding local applicants to fill those highly-specialized careers remains a long-term priority for Mississippi Power.…

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December 17, 2015

“Inside the Dome,” Told by Kemper (December 11, 2015)

Happy Friday! This week we are flashing back to December, 2014! On December 3, 2014, Southern Company announced it signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s largest power generation company, the China Huaneng Group. “This memorandum of understanding is another sign that this technology could be applicable around the world,” Mississippi Power CEO Ed Holland…

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December 12, 2015

“Inside the Dome,” Told by Kemper (December 4, 2015)

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Happy Friday! Below are some highlights from the past week: COP21 and Kemper: COP21 was recently hosted in Paris, France and issues such as carbon capture and offshore wind turbines were discussed by dozens of world leaders. In Mississippi, a well-known plant is working to showcase how carbon capture technology can actually turn discussions into…

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December 4, 2015

COP21 & Kemper’s Carbon Capture

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Paris, France is hosting COP21, and issues such as carbon capture and offshore wind turbines are being discussed by dozens of world leaders. In Mississippi, a well-known plant is working to showcase how carbon capture technology can actually turn discussions into actions — the Kemper Project. By now, we have shared a lot with you regarding the…

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December 1, 2015

Mississippi Power Formally Files Lower Rate Plan for Kemper.

In a recent development, Mississippi Power has formally filed its rate plan the Kemper County plant. During a Public Service Commission hearing which was held last week, Mississippi Power proposed a 13-15 percent rate increase instead of the current 18 percent. Mississippi Power also committed to giving a one-time $22 credit. “We view the agreement…

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November 19, 2015

Kemper’s Future. What’s Changed.

As a decision nears on the initial rate increase requested by Mississippi Power Company for Kemper, discussions have risen on what the Mississippi PSC will decide regarding next year’s full funding request. ​Although Mississippi Power Company​ has had a few setbacks, and two new Public Service commissioners​ have been elected​, there have been some very positive…

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November 17, 2015

“Inside the Dome,” Told by Kemper (November 13, 2015)

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Happy Friday! Below are some highlights from the past week: On November 10th, Mississippi Power went before the Mississippi Public Service Commission, seeking permanent rate relief for assets in service for more than a year at the Kemper County energy facility. Mississippi Power ​and the Public Utilities Staff ​​settled on a proposal to issue a…

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November 13, 2015

Kemper Plant has Been Supplying Power for More Than a Year.

In an effort to provide additional information to the public about the Kemper plant and discuss how the plant has been actually supplying power to Mississippi Power Company customers for more than a year, MPC is hosting media events Thursday and Friday at the Kemper County Energy Facility. “That’s something we just don’t believe people realize. It…

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October 22, 2015

“Inside the Dome,” Told by Kemper (October 16, 2015)

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Happy Friday! It has been a busy week at Kemper! Below is a summary of all of the exciting news: Beginning October 12th, eligible Mississippi customers began to elect how they would like their Kemper refund. By the evening of the 12th, 47,000 customers made their selection of a check or bill credit. On October…

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October 16, 2015

Korea Electric Power Corporation Endorses Kemper Technology.

The Kemper plant has picked up another international endorsement as it was recently announced that Southern Company subsidiary, Southern Company Services, and Korea Electric Power Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding to “jointly explore the deployment of clean coal power generation and carbon capture and storage technologies” The KEPCO agreement is the fifth agreement…

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October 16, 2015

Ed Holland: Kemper About 99% Complete!

At a recent editorial board meeting, Mississippi Power president and CEO Ed Holland said work on the Kemper plant is “about 99 percent complete.” “If you had gone there six, eight months ago and stood up in the top of the facility and looked down, you would have seen pipe and other equipment out in…

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October 16, 2015

“Inside the Dome,” Told by Kemper (October 2, 2015)

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Happy Friday! Want to learn how more about the Kemper County Energy Facility? Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning recenlty spoke at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. about the company’s commitment to innovation as well as the depth and diversity of benefits at the Kemper County Energy Facility in Mississippi. Watch the video here.

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October 2, 2015

“Inside the Dome,” Told by Kemper (September 25, 2015)

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Happy Friday! This week Kemper hit two big milestones! Kemper Achieves “World Class” Level of Reliability: Since operations began at Mississippi Power’s Kemper Plant on August 9, 2014, it is estimated that the reliability of Kemper’s combined cycle has saved customers approximately $15 million dollars due to the unit’s modern efficiency and low maintenance costs.…

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September 25, 2015

Milestone Completed at Heart of Kemper Plant.

As construction at Mississippi Power‘s Kemper County energy facility is wrapping up and startup activities are under way, workers have completed packing the plant’s six carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbers and both hydrogen sulfide (H2S) absorbers. Together, these vessels make up the heart of the Kemper plant’s carbon capture and chemical product production capability. The vessels are…

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September 23, 2015

Kemper Achieves “World Class” Level of Reliability.

Since operations began at Mississippi Power’s Kemper Plant on August 9, 2014, it is estimated that the reliability of Kemper’s combined cycle has saved customers approximately $15 million dollars due to the unit’s modern efficiency and low maintenance costs. “I’ve been in the power industry for more than 30 years. I’ve worked around all sorts of power…

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September 23, 2015

“Inside the Dome,” Told by Kemper (September 11, 2015)

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Happy Friday! This week Kemper was mentioned in an article by Jim Constantopoulos as a project that will enable Asia to have more efficient coal plants & innovation! “Of particular interest to Asian countries is the Southern Company’s Kemper carbon-and-capture facility in Mississippi, which is scheduled to open soon. Partnerships need to be made to…

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September 12, 2015

“Inside the Dome,” Told by Kemper (September 4, 2015)

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Happy Friday, y’all! Welcome to “Inside the Dome,” Told by Kemper. This week, our amazing photo contest winners received $100 each to Amazon.com! Each of the three winner, submitted a photo that represented innovation to them. From beautiful sunsets to tiny miracles, we were blown away with the participation in the #Kemper Innovation Photo Contest…

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September 4, 2015

“Inside the Dome” Told by Kemper (August 28, 2015)

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It’s that time again! Below are happenings from the Kemper Clean Coal Plant over the past week: Kemper was mentioned at the 2015 Gulf Coast Energy Forum which was held in Tampa, FL this week! The event was hosted by the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE) and the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA). Cameron Smith,…

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August 28, 2015

“Inside the Dome” Told by Kemper (August 21, 2015)

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It’s that time again! Below are happenings from the Kemper Clean Coal Plant over the past week: Voting for the Mississippi Innovation Photo contest has closed. We are tallying up the votes and emails will be sent to the lucky winners shortly! We received some really great entries. They can still be viewed on our…

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August 22, 2015

Clean Power Plan Presents Fertile Ground for CCS Expansion in the US.

President Barack Obama recently unveiled his revised Clean Power Plan to cut US power station emission by nearly a third in within 15 years, calling it “the biggest, most important step we have ever taken” to tackle climate change. “I’m convinced no challenge provides a greater threat to the future of the planet,” Obama said.…

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August 17, 2015

Kemper on Track for Full Production in First Half of 2016.

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WTOK recently highlighted that Kemper is on track for full production in the first half of 2016. See below for details: You get what you pay for, is an idiom we hear all too often. Providing service and high quality products is the aim for many businesses, so customers can get the biggest bang for their…

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August 17, 2015

“Inside the Dome” Told by Kemper (August 14, 2015)

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Happy Friday! This is the first of an ongoing weekly post – “Inside the Dome” – that will provide happenings at the Kemper Clean Coal Plant over the past week all in one place! Be sure to visit the blog weekly to see what has been going on! Opportunities to submit entries in our Mississippi…

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August 15, 2015

Kemper Milestone: Combined Cycle Completes First Year of Operations

The Kemper County energy facility has hit yet another milestone! Kemper’s combined cycle marked one year of operations and reliable service to Mississippi Power customers on August 9, 2015. Placed into service on Aug. 9, 2014, Kemper’s combined cycle operations have delivered more than 3.6 billion kilowatt hours of electricity and saved Mississippi Power customers…

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August 12, 2015

Bill Crawford: Blanton, Court Make Higher Rates Likely for Mississippi Power Company Customers.

Bill Crawford recently wrote the following opinion editorial concerning Kemper: For years, communities, businesses, and consumers in southeast Mississippi have counted on Mississippi Power Company for far more than electricity. The company has been a valued partner in economic development projects, disaster recovery (especially after Katrina), fights to save military bases, and more. Further, company…

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July 29, 2015

The Kemper Project’s Mississippi Innovation Photo Contest.

Kemper Rising has kicked off this year’s Mississippi Innovation Photo Contest! INNOVATION comes in all forms and from all places. And Mississippi is overflowing with it! There’s innovative business. Innovative parenting. Innovative art. Innovative education. Innovative government. And Innovative energy generation. Kemper Project is proud to present a statewide Mississippi Innovation Photo Contest. Simply share…

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July 23, 2015

Kemper Plant’s Fire Chief Discusses TRIG With the Obadiah Homemaker Volunteers Club.

At the July meeting of the Obadiah Homemaker Volunteers Club, Ron Somers, fire chief of the Kemper County IGCC Plant, explained the process developed to make lignite useful known as Transport Integrated Gasification (TRIG). According to Somers, the United States has the largest coal reserves in the world. Through TRIG technology, lignite is turned into…

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July 20, 2015

Glenn McCullough, A Strong Supporter of the Kemper County Plant.

Mississippi Business Journal’s Alan Turner recently met with Glenn McCullough, head of the MDA, to discuss some of his thoughts and perspectives on energizing Mississippi’s economic development effort. According to Turner’s article, McCullough sees the whole field of economic development as a “team effort”, suggesting that “we all need to work together and across county…

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July 15, 2015

Officials With Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company Tour The Kemper Plant!

On June 23, 2015, officials with Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company toured the Kemper Plant. This is the latest of international clean energy leaders journeying thousands of miles to learn more about coal gasification and carbon capture technologies being implemented in East Mississippi. In conjunction with the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Chugoku…

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July 7, 2015

Mississippi Business Journal’s Alan Turner Tours The Kemper Plant!

On June 19th Mississippi Business Journal’s publisher Alan Turner visited Mississippi Power’s Kemper Plant to get an “up close and personal” view of the plant and how it works. Turner questioned Assistant Kemper Plant Manager Bruce Harrington about how the Kemper Plant will “produce electricity that is comparable to natural gas plants in terms of…

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June 30, 2015

“Our Town” Series Highlights Positive Economic Development Impact of the Kemper County Coal Plant

A new series, “Our Town,” presented by WTOK highlights Kemper County and how the Kemper County Coal Plant has had a “tremendous impact on the county.” According to Craig Hitt, Executive Director of the Kemper County Economic Development Authority, the plant has had a positive impact on income, tax base generation and it offers Kemper…

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June 16, 2015

Get the Facts About Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS).

The Global CCS Institute recently published three fact sheets regarding carbon capture and storage (CCS). For additional information about how the Kemper County energy facility, one of the US flagship CCS projects, will demonstrate the feasibility of this technology, see links to the fact sheets below: CCS/CCUS in the Americas (Published: April 16, 2015): This fact…

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May 29, 2015

Southern Company – Inventing The Future With TRIG At Kemper.

Each year, Business Roundtable companies invest tens of billions of dollars in research and development on energy and environmental technologies. A new Business Roundtable report which highlights Southern Company, showcases examples of how investments in energy technology is providing benefits to the economy, communities and people around the world. In the report, Business Roundtable highlights the Transport…

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May 21, 2015

IEA Releases “Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP15).”

The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released its annual energy technology report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP15). The report reviews the latest developments in energy technology and provides detailed examples of the technologies in action and identifies regulatory strategies and cooperative frameworks to advance innovation in areas like variable renewables, carbon capture and storage (CCS),…

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May 20, 2015

Editorial – Clean Coal Kemper Project’s Energy Success.

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The successful testing of burners to heat gasifiers at the clean coal Kemper County Energy Facility was highlighted in an editorial, “Kemper’s Energy Success,” on the Neshoba Democrat website. The gasifiers which are the centerpiece of the project, are designed to convert abundant lignite coal to synthesis gas, or syngas, that will propel huge turbines that generate electricity.…

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May 1, 2015

Mississippi Supreme Court Accepts Briefs Asking For A Rehearing On Kemper Rates.

The Mississippi Supreme Court has accepted briefs filed by three Mississippi business organizations asking the court to rehear a case on Kemper rates. Gulf Coast Business Council, the Mississippi Economic Council and Mississippi Manufacturers Association cited concerns about damage to the state’s economy and business climate in their requests for the rehearing, according to a…

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April 21, 2015

Q&A on Kemper: MS Power CEO Ed Holland and the Meridian Star.

Mississippi Power Company President and CEO Ed Holland recently sat down with The Meridian Star editorial board to discuss the Kemper County energy facility, or Plant Ratcliffe. Below is the Q&A session. Please note that The Meridian Star’s interview with Holland is not included in its entirety. QUESTION 1: A hot issue right now is…

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April 15, 2015

Kemper County Energy Facility’s Startup & Construction Teams Win Safety Award.

The Kemper County energy facility’s startup and construction teams have won Southern Company’s Quest Award for the first quarter of 2015, helping to underscore a safety record that’s already about seven times better than the national average for comparable construction projects. “It’s significant that not only did we avoid any recordable incidents for the first…

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April 13, 2015

Plant Officials Tout Benefits of the Kemper County Energy Facility.

Officials from North American Coal Corporation and Mississippi Power tout the Kemper County Energy Facility, which is expected to be fully operational in early 2016. And there’s good reason, too. During its primary construction phase, more than 6,000 workers were on site. Today, 2,500 workers remain, with some of those considered full-time.  Local officials have pointed to…

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April 6, 2015

Trio of Mississippi’s Top Business Organizations Oppose Supreme Court Ruling on Kemper.

Leaders of three of Mississippi’s top business organizations, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Business Council, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association and the Mississippi Economic Council, are asking the state Supreme Court to rehear a recent case regarding electric rates designed to help pay for Mississippi Power’s Kemper County energy facility. According to the groups, the court’s previous…

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March 30, 2015

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – A New Reality.

A 9 March article titled “Low carbon energy: a new reality” by Brad Page from the Global CCS Institute discusses how global consumption of fossil fuels continues to increase and the urgency for action to reduce CO2 emissions grows as each year passes. According to the article, the International Energy Agency anticipates that coal and gas will…

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March 17, 2015

Leaders From Canada Tour The Kemper Coal Plant.

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On March 10, 2015, leaders from SaskPower visited the Kemper Coal Plant to gain a better understanding of how Mississippi Power is using clean energy technology. “We don’t want to lose coal, so we’re quite interested in seeing different ways of dealing with it, so the carbon can be captured and we can continue operating…

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March 12, 2015

Success! Kemper County Energy Facility Starts Gasifiers.

According to Mississippi Power, the Kemper County energy facility reached one of its most significant milestones to date by successfully performing the “first fire” and associated activities of the Kemper project’s gasifiers. The gasifiers, the centerpiece of the project, are designed to convert lignite coal to synthesis gas, or syngas, for use in power generation.…

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March 10, 2015

Kemper County Coal Plant Continues To Garner International Attention.

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The race is on for developing countries to lower their carbon footprint emissions, and the technology to do that is located in East Mississippi​ at the Kemper Coal Project.​ Thanks to its carbon capture technology, the Kemper County Coal Plant continues to garner international attention. The 50 delegates from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation who…

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March 9, 2015

Members of APEC Tour Kemper Project.

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Members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation recently spent two days in Mississippi to tour the Kemper Project (Kemper County energy facility) and hold a series of workshops focused on Southern Company and Mississippi Power’s innovative carbon capture technology. This visit was a part of the Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Study Tour. This…

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March 2, 2015

Ed Holland Op-Ed on Kemper Refunds.

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Mississippi Power CEO, Ed Holland, issued an op-ed discussing the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling on rates. If the ruling stands, it will mean higher rates in the future. Since the Feb. 12 Mississippi Supreme Court ruling regarding a 2013 rate increase approved by the Mississippi Public Service Commission for Mississippi Power’s Kemper County energy…

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February 26, 2015

Mississippi Power Refund.

Mississippi Power may likely refund its customers due to a decision by the Supreme Court of Mississippi. The high court decided that the Mississippi Public Service Commission did not follow proper guidelines in its agreement with Mississippi Power. At the heart of the issue is what is called the Base Load Act, which is a state…

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February 14, 2015

Mississippi Power Supreme Court Ruling.

WLOX reports on news regarding the Mississippi Power Supreme Court Ruling. In 2013, the Mississippi Public Service Commission and Mississippi Power Company reached a settlement that included an increase in energy rates for Mississippi Power’s customers. The rate increases were to support some of the costs associated with building the world’s first clean coal plant during the…

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February 14, 2015

Kemper & TRIG Technology Highlighted.

In a January, 2015 article titled “Security Within Reach” author Marc C. Hebert, a partner with Jones Walker LLP, addresses three important questions with respect to domestic energy security in the United States: Are we establishing the necessary foundation for long-term energy security? Do we have a plan to manage the environmental effects of global…

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January 20, 2015

Energizing Through Innovation. Pioneering Clean Power With Kemper.

Southern Company recently sponsored a New Republic article titled “Energizing through Innovation.” In the article, Kim Greene, chief operating officer and executive vice president at Southern Company, discusses how Southern Company believes electricity is something people cannot live without, and how it is their obligation to provide that product to them “safely, reliably and affordably.”…

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December 16, 2014

Global Interest in Kemper Technology, Again.

2014 has been a big year for clean coal. On April 11th, July 11th, and December 3rd, the world made progress in clean energy.  On each of these days, a Memorandum of Understanding, or MoU, was signed between Southern Company and the Shenhua Group, the Clean Energy Research Center, and China Huaneng Power, respectively.  The idea behind…

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December 9, 2014

Holland: Kemper Plant Remains Vital to Customers, State.

Mississippi Power CEO & President Ed Holland wrote an opinion piece in the Clarion Ledger this month, outlining his company’s commitment to the Kemper Plant. The full text of the article from the Clarion Ledger is below, and can be accessed here. In response to your editorial, “Mississippi Power should cover overrun costs,” I want…

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November 12, 2014

The Kemper Power Plant. A Year in Review.

The Kemper Power Plant, or Kemper Project, has come a long way! Let’s take a look back at the impressive milestones and events that have occurred within the past year. In Q3 of 2013, the final 230kV transmission line was energized! Nearly 100 miles of transmission lines were installed or upgraded. In September 2013, Kemper’s combustion…

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October 9, 2014

IGCC Transformation Project Ceremony Held in China.

Dungguan Sunshine Network published an article on their website regarding the restart ceremony of the Dungguan IGCC transformation project. The article has been translated below: This morning, the Sino-US Clean Coal Technology Seminar cum Dongguan IGCC transformation restart ceremony was held in the city of Dongguan. Dongguan will collaborate with U.S. Department of Energy and some…

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September 16, 2014

Major Testing Milestones Reached at Kemper.

Major milestones have been accomplished at Kemper in the past two months. In July, two testing milestones were successfully passed, and in August, the plant’s combined cycle unit became operational. The Wall Street Journal released an article on Mississippi Power’s Kemper County energy facility and their latest milestone tests.  The coal plant, currently under construction,…

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August 18, 2014

Carbon Capture’s Perfect Storm.

Morning Consult, a digital media company, covering the intersection of Washington and the private industry, recently released an article on carbon capture technology and its impact in reducing the human footprint while promoting other industries. The Kemper County energy facility, a first of its kind coal-gasification and carbon capture facility, plans to open its doors…

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August 18, 2014

Cost of Kemper Plant Dropped $1.8 Million in May.

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The Sun Herald released an article in July announcing that the total cost of the Kemper County lignite plant dropped by $1.8 million. Pulling from an 8-K report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the savings came from unused resources designated for startup costs and scheduled risk costs.  The total estimated budget is now $5.5 billion. At this…

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July 8, 2014

These 3 Charts Say the War on Coal Isn’t Over.

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The Motley Fool recently released an article on the War on Coal and why it’s not a dying commodity. 1) It’s Big.  The graph above shows the distribution of power sources for 2013, according to Electricity Power Monthly.  With 39% of the market share, which is almost equal to the market share of natural gas and…

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July 2, 2014

DOE, Southern Company Pen New Carbon Capture Agreement.

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Environmental Leader released an article on the new, five-year cooperative agreement between the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Southern Company, valued at $187 million. The DOE is contributing $150 million and Southern Company is contributing $37 million.  This combined effort is designed to evaluate advanced carbon-capture and gasification technologies at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) in Wilsonville, AL. Specifically, Southern Company will…

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July 2, 2014

Gulf Coast Energy Forum 2014 – The Kemper Power Plant.

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The Gulf Coast Energy Forum wrapped up on June 5, 2014 in Mobile Alabama with keynote addresses from US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and Patrick Sheehan, Director of Florida’s Office of Energy.  Discussions centered around the recent EPA regulations changes, which set a national target of lowering carbon-dioxide emissions by 25% by 2020 and 30%…

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July 2, 2014

Mississippi Plant to Test if Coal Can Be Clean.

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Dave Merrill of Bloomberg released an article, Mississippi Plant to Test if Coal Can Be Clean, on 24 April outlining plans for the United States’ first commercial power plant to capture most of its own carbon emissions. Utilizing lignite, the lowest quality coal, the heating value is potentially three times lower than using standard Appalachian bituminous…

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May 19, 2014

Southern Teaming with Shenhua Group on Clean Energy Tech Developed at Kemper

Southern Company (NYSE $SO) is teaming with China’s Shenhua Group on clean energy technology. The technology is being developed at the Kemper Power Plant in Kemper, Co. MS. The article below appears in The Daily Energy publication. Southern Teaming with Shenhua Group on Clean Coal Technology In an agreement that could lead to broad commercialization…

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April 11, 2014

In Mississippi, a Power Plant is Designed to Shape the Future of Coal.

Neela Banerjee of the LA Times discusses the new energy installation being constructed in Kemper County, Mississippi.  The Kemper plant, scheduled to open later this year, is set to be the first facility to ramp up technology for the removal of carbon dioxide emissions and is designed to shape the future of coal. Four additional plants…

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April 7, 2014

Can Kemper Become the First US Power Plant to Use ‘Clean Coal’?

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The Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg recently published an article on Mississippi Power’s clean coal carbon capture facility due to open in Kemper County, Mississippi later this year. “The massive block of steel towers and pipes rises out of the morning fog like a sci-fi fantasy. But this coal-fired power plant could help save the climate, or at…

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March 17, 2014

Officials Say it’s a New Kemper County.

Terri Ferguson Smith of the Meridian Star published an article February 9th on tax breaks that Kemper county is seeing because of Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project, a lignite plant projected to open later this year. The reduction in taxes makes the county more business friendly, according to Craig Hitt, executive director of the Kemper County Economic…

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February 18, 2014

Kemper to Provide Customers With Decades of Low Cost Electricity.

Early in the New Year, the Motley Fool’s Reuben Brewer analyzes the energy industry/market in his post “Getting Rid of Coal Isn’t as Wise as You Think“.  He points to new, innovative projects that are revolutionizing coal so we can maintain energy diversity (low cost electricity), such as the Kemper plant in Mississippi. To start,…

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January 15, 2014

Kemper Project Supported by Political Leaders.

Mississippi Energy Institute hosted this year’s Governor’s Energy Summit.  Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, and former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich were a few of the honored guests in attendance. Topics included the Kemper Project, coal and energy innovation. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich closed off the Governor’s energy summit Thursday with…

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December 6, 2013

Comparing Solar Plants to Kemper Plant. Future Energy Technology.

The Motley Fool’s Reuben Brewer wrote a piece on new energy projects taking center stage. He focused on a new model from SolarCity and the Kemper Plant from Mississippi Power Company, otherwise known as the Kemper County Energy Facility. To start, Brewer outlined two “massive” solar projects currently underway in the United States.

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November 25, 2013

Kemper Plant Tour: Cleaning Up Fossil Fuels With 21st Century Coal Tech

The U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, headed to the Kemper Plant on 8 November 2013  for a tour with a half dozen energy leaders from countries around the world.  The Wall Street Journal published an article on the event: Joining Secretary Moniz at the Kemper facility were Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Southern Company…

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November 12, 2013

DOE Secretary Moniz to Visit Kemper Plant on Nov 8.

The National Journal confirmed the visit of DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz to the Kemper Plant on Friday November 8. Moniz will be joined by other international leaders as reported at the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum held in Washington DC this week.

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November 6, 2013

Kemper: Getting the US to Energy Independence.

Reuben Brewer writes for The Motley Fool. He recently covered where the US is in terms of reaching energy independence in his article A French Blueprint to Achieve Energy Independence. Brewer compares efforts in France to those in the US.

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November 4, 2013

Former Ambassador to EU – Boyden Gray – Talks Kemper. Weighs in on New EPA Emissions Standards.

The former White House counsel to George H.W. Bush and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union under George W. Bush, weighs in on the new EPA Emissions Standards. His thought provoking Op Ed considers prematurely enforcing mandates before competitive research has been completed or projects have “turned on”. Read below to see why Boyden Gray talks Kemper.

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October 24, 2013

“Mississippi Now Leads the Nation in Power Technology”

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“Mississippi now leads the nation in power technology.” That’s a direct quote from Harry C. Alford, President of the Black Chamber of Commerce, in today’s Tri-State Defender.

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October 9, 2013

Why is the Kemper County Energy Facility Right for Mississippi?

“Mississippi Power is investing in innovation for the future of Mississippi. The Kemper County energy facility, being constructed by 6,000 workers and using 450 Mississippi companies, is expected to demonstrate its value for decades to come.” – Ed Holland, CEO Mississippi Power

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October 7, 2013

Kemper Delay is Announced, Tax Benefit Forfeited

Kemper delay is announced by Southern Company and Mississippi Power. The company sited extremely poor weather conditions as reasoning for the delay. Mississippi Power CEO Ed Holland has said this schedule slip will not impact ratepayers.

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October 5, 2013

Kemper Plant Technology Extends Beyond Mississippi.

“The potential for what is happening in Kemper County clearly extends beyond the borders of Mississippi. At the least, the plant speaks to our nation’s will to employ powerful new technology in an an arena that calls out for new solutions. Even more, it can serve as a strong signal to the rest of the world that familiar energy resources aren’t going away anytime soon.”

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October 5, 2013