PSC commissioners answer questions from constituents on Kemper Project

Members of the Mississippi Public Service Commission told about 40 attendees at the first of three planned “open mic” meetings that they were in a “holding pattern” waiting for Mississippi Power to get the Kemper Project clean coal plant fully operational and submit a request for a rate increase.

PSC Chairman and Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley said the commission will stick with the order issued by the commission in August 2014 that said it wouldn’t begin any prudency hearings — which would decide whether the utility or the ratepayers would be responsible for paying the costs of the plant — until it is in commercial operation.

Watchdog MS
9/21/16