MS Power pushes back in-service date for Kemper Co. plant, adds $51M to price tag

KEMPER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – Mississippi Power has again pushed back the in-service date for its more than $7 billion Kemper County lignite plant.

The power company said Tuesday it now expects to have the plant running at full capacity in late February. The company has also added an estimated $51 million to the power plant’s price tag.

In November 2016, Mississippi Power set a January 2017 deadline to have the Kemper plant up and running.