Power plant prudency hearings delayed indefinitely

The PSC ordered that Mississippi Power’s motion — to run the turbines on natural gas — be spun off in a separate filing from the integrated gasification plant. The gasifier plant is a prototype facility that converts low-grade lignite coal into a natural gas-like substance called synth gas to fuel the plant’s electrical generation turbines.

“The decision made by the PSC about Kemper County today reflects an awakening by the commissioners, the staff and the attorneys for the PSC to the reality that the Supreme Court of the State of Mississippi has these matters before it, on appeal, of which they all wish they could escape.” said Thomas Blanton, a Hattiesburg resident who has a lawsuit regarding Kemper in front of the Supreme Court.

MS Watchdog
8/6/14