Mississippi Power Co. to Overrun Kemper County Power
The cost of Mississippi Power’s Kemper County power plant has risen again. This time to the tune of an additional $9 million dollars, pushing the total cost to $6.8 billion.
The Atlanta-based Southern Company will absorb the increased cost.
Mississippi Power says it still plans to complete the plant before September 30th, but is running tests and could announce further delays in August.
The company said July 15th that it had successfully produced synthetic gas from lignite coal.
The plant and associated coal mine were originally supposed to cost $2.9 billion at most and earliest estimates were lower.
Customers could be asked to pay as much as $4.2 billion.