Kemper County power plant hopes to go on line in January

In a December report, Mississippi Power said there remained a chance it could make the Kemper County plant fully operational by the end of 2016. However, it was more hopeful the lignite plant would go on line in January.

The plant is producing power through its lignite operation. Although the power is being used by Mississippi Power customers, the nearly $7 billion investment still is not fully operational.