Hearing Schedule Adjusted for Kemper Power Plant

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has pushed back the hearing dates on the need for a planned $2.2 billion power plant in Kemper County. But officials say the adjustment will not delay a decision on the proposed project.

Mississippi Power Co. officials said Wednesday that the PSC has moved the hearings from Sept. 8-11 to Oct. 5-8. Commissioner Brandon Presley confirmed the change.

Presley says the schedule adjustment was made to give commissioners an opportunity to review forecast data for 2010 provided by Mississippi Power instead of relying on old data from this year.

Presley called the move procedural, saying it will not delay a decision on the project. The PSC is expected to make that decision by May 1, 2010.

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  • by Kemperhill Location: Kemper County on Oct 6, 2009 at 07:22 AM
    Comments to "Voter": This is where we agree: Reduce dependency on foreign oil! This is where we don't agree: SENATE BILL NO. 2793, which has raised our EMEPA rates by 28% for construction cost of IGCC Don't strip mine Kemper County Don't increase the CO2 and Mercury emissions into air/water in Kemper Research the existing Natural Gas Power Plants in MS running at 85% capacity Do your home work, "voter", before you speak from your "ear" next time. No wonder people outside of MS think we are idiots...we prove them correct with false truths!
  • by Butler Location: Meridian on Sep 9, 2009 at 03:16 PM
    You might feel differently if Mississippi Power was going to run mega power lines through your front yard with this project. We have worked hard to build a house, farm and place to comfortably retire in, to have it all destroyed for a "clean coal" power plant. As if there was such a thing. There are many other forms of energy that can be utilized. Why reuine our community in the name of progress.
  • by voter Location: kemper on Aug 5, 2009 at 10:08 AM
    The PSC needs to get on the ball and let this planned plant continue. We need more sources of power and this will be an economic boom for the local area. the people opposed to the plant need to look at all the facts with an open mind not a mind set already in concrete.It amazes me when people oppose any progress but then they complain about the high cost of fuels and energy. It is time that this country supports itself on all energy fronts. as with gas we need to support ourselves and let the overseas areas eat their oil. Then we would see the price of fuel come down. The oil countries need our money to sustain their countries. This plant may cost us at first then it should lower the cost down the road.
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