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30, 2013: newspaper
Georgia coal fired power plant developer restructures
Power4Georgians, a consortium of electric membership cooperatives sponsoring the 850 MW coal-fired Plant Washington power plant in Georgia, announced Monday they would be restructuring and would not hold an ownership stake in the plant, according to a report from the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

24, 2013: Jackson Free Press
As Rates Soar, Kemper's Investors Cash In
After several credit downgrades and gloomy financial forecasts, the balance sheets of utility companies constructing a 580-megawatt coal power plant in eastern Mississippi are improving as their ratepayers are saddled with steep price increases.

18, 2013: Associated Press
EMEPA says some rates increase because of Kemper
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — East Mississippi Electric Association is raising rates for some customers because of higher wholesale power rates charged by Mississippi Power Co. to cover the costs of its Kemper County power plant.

4, 2013: newspaper
Georgia coal fired power plant racing to begin construction
Developers of a planned 850 MW coal-fired plant outside Sandersville, Ga. told the Macon Telegraph they are in a ”dead sprint“ to begin construction of the facility by April 13, the deadline for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finalize its New Source Performance Standard.

11, 2013: reporter news
Tenaska in Sweetwater still waiting on federal incentives
With the announcement that a natural-gas powered power plant will be built in Mitchell County, many may wonder what ever happened to Tenaska's $3 billion coal-fueled electric generating plant in adjacent Nolan County, near Sweetwater.

23, 2013: Midland Reporter-Telegram
Power plant near Penwell still in the works
Though officials with Summit Power Group of Washington state hoped to have the Texas Clean Energy Project near Penwell nearing completion by now, they said the project is still in the works.

15, 2013: OA Online
ODC tables Summit extension request
The Odessa Development Corp. unanimously voted Thursday to table a request by Summit Power Group to extend its deal with the city until ODC can meet with Odessa City Council.

15, 2013: State Impact
After White Stallion Power Plant Canceled, Coal Faces Dark Future in Texas
The company behind what would have been the last new coal power plant in Texas, called White Stallion, is no longer pursuing the project, the company announced Thursday.

14, 2013: Waco Tribune
$1 billion Riesel coal plant to go online after lawsuit, damage
The Sandy Creek coal power plant is being fired up sporadically for testing and is set to go online full-time in April, more than a year later than planned.

11, 2013: Amarillo Globe-News
Worker killed in Pampa building collapse
A worker died and another was injured Saturday after a building collapse at Pampa Energy Center on the former Celanese Plant site, the Gray County Sheriff's Office said.


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