Kemper

Kemper

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The company today announced it expects the facility to be in service by April 30.

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More time needed to resolve ash removal issues.

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The company continues final start-up activities at the project, achieving integrated operation of both gasifiers, including the production of electricity from syngas in both combustion turbines, on Jan. 29, 2017, with sustained operation through the present time. This is the facility’s most significant milestone to-date.

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Company employees take part in six MLK Day of Service projects.

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Company now expects the remainder of the Kemper facility will be placed into service during January 2017.

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Last month, the company announced electricity had been generated in the first of the facility’s two gasifiers.

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Cost estimate includes an additional $25 million related to schedule extension.

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‘Today’s accomplishment a testament to Kemper team’s hard work’

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Next steps are operating clean-up system and making electricity with syngas.