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 are at Kemper – the same number of full-time employees at the University of Mississippi.
Steel is the most widely used metal material in the world. Kemper is structurally built with 40,000 tons of it!
There are over 12 million feet of cable at Kemper. That’s enough distance to get you to the International Space Station (ISS) and back…5 times!
Kemper has 38,000 tons of steel on-site. That’s as much weight as the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC!
The deepest spot in the ocean is almost 7 miles beneath the Earth’s surface. We’ve built transmissions lines to transmit electricity that are 8.5 times that distance!
We have over 900,000 feet of piping above ground at Kemper. That’s more piping than the height of 160,000 people standing on one another’s shoulders.
The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest footpaths in the world at over 2,100 miles. There’s enough cable at Kemper to line the entire trail!
There are 500 million gallons of water in Kemper’s reservoir, which is enough water to fill 757 olympic-sized swimming pools!
Mississippi’s Kemper Smart Coal Plant is innovative, and a first-of-its-kind, but it can be compared to things we see and experience, everyday!