The $2.8 billion lignite gassification plant in Kemper County is in trouble. It’s $366 million over budget but only 22 percent completed.
Public pressure is increasing. Last week the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) denied a request by Mississippi Power Company to raise rates $20 a month on small residential customers and even more on other ratepayers. The raise would have affected 186,000 homes and businessess in 24 southeastern Mississippi counties.