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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
Mississippi Power says bill would decrease Kemper rate hike
GULFPORT -- Mississippi Power President and CEO Ed Day says the company may have to raise its rates 20 percent to 25 percent, rather than its previous estimate of about 33 percent, to fund a controversial coal gasification plant being built in Kemper County.
Customer challenges Miss. Power Kemper rates
JACKSON — As Mississippi Power Co. draws closer to collecting for the $3 billion-plus Kemper County plant it’s building, a customer of the company wants the state Supreme Court to rule utilities can’t raise rates for power plants before they start making electricity.
Regulators settle with Mississippi Power on Kemper plant
JACKSON -- The Mississippi Public Service Commission and Mississippi Power Co. have reached a settlement in the company's lawsuit over a PSC decision to turn down construction charges for a coal-fired power plant in east Mississippi's Kemper County.
Las Brisas project halted
CORPUS CHRISTI — The Las Brisas power plant project came to an abrupt and perhaps permanent halt with the announcement that the company financing the project is going out of business.
CEO stands behind controversial Mississippi Power plant in Kemper County
DEKALB — In the woods of east Mississippi, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. is pouring billions of dollars into construction of a power plant that burns coal but would emit less carbon dioxide. It’s a response to looming federal limits on carbon emissions as regulators try to curtail global warming.
Southern Co. faces risks on Miss. power plant
DEKALB, MISS. — Each day, as 2,600 construction workers toil away at Plant Ratcliffe in central Mississippi, the big bet becomes more expensive. The project's cost is at least $2.8 billion, almost half a billion dollars above original expectations, and some estimates say it will go higher.
SWEPCO starts operation of SW Arkansas coal plant
FULTON, Ark. (AP) - Southwestern Electric Power Co. has begun producing electricity at its $1.8 billion coal-fired plant in southwest Arkansas