Kemper plant is behind schedule; cost is now $5 billion

The Kemper County coal-gasification plant will take longer to build and the total cost is now $5 billion, Mississippi Power reported Tuesday in an 8-K report to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The plant that was expected to open in May won’t do so until the fourth quarter of 2014, the filing said. The delay of about half a year was because crews are behind schedule installing pipe and weather has been abnormally wet.

Sun Herald