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Mississippi Power will build Kemper IGCC Plant

Mississippi Power has formally accepted the terms of a Mississippi Public Service Commission order issued on May 26 allowing for the construction of a state-of-the-art power plant in Kemper County, Mississippi.

The proposed 582-megawatt plant is expected to come online by 2014 and will use lignite, a low-cost energy source found in Mississippi. This energy source will be added to Mississippi Power’s existing fuel mix of natural gas and coal and will allow the company and its customers to avoid the volatility and growing costs associated with other fuels.