Mississippi Power and the Mississippi Public Utilities Staff today reached an agreement on a portion of the company’s 2016 Environmental Compliance Overview Plan related to the Plant Daniel scrubber project. The plan will result in cleaner air for southeast Mississippi.
The staff agreed that the costs related to the project were reasonable.
The Plant Daniel scrubber provides cleaner air for the region by removing sulfur dioxide and other emissions from the use of coal to provide customers with electricity 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year. It was placed into service and has been reliably serving Mississippi Power customers since November 2015.
Mississippi Power was granted a certificate to design, construct and operate a scrubber at Plant Daniel in 2012.
The scrubber is the most significant piece of the company’s overall compliance plan. The remainder of the plan outlines environmental compliance projects at Plants Watson, Daniel and Greene County is scheduled to be addressed on Aug. 17.