“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.
“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
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.
“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.”