The Mississippi Public Service Commission today held a special meeting to discuss the Kemper County energy facility and Mississippi Power’s request to keep Kemper related customer rates stable. The PSC has kept the rates for Kemper in place.
The Commission also established a process to address project costs and encouraged discussions among all parties to reach agreement.
The PSC provided several guidelines to consider for the negotiations, including the possibility of the project only operating as a natural gas-fueled combined cycle plant. We expect the process for any negotiations and this new docket will be formally addressed as part of a proposed order the Commission will consider at their July 6 meeting. We look forward to reviewing the order.
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