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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