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Mississippi Power will ask for reconsideration for Kemper Co. Plant

 GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi Power will file a motion for rehearing and reconsideration for the Kemper County IGCC Project.

Thursday, the Mississippi Public Service Commission issued its decision on the power company's proposal to build a lignite gasification power plant in Kemper County Mississippi.  That decision said Mississippi Power could build the plant if the company followed certain guidelines, including not passing the cost of the plant on to customers during construction.   Mississippi Power leaders said that decision would prevent the company from moving forward. 

Mississippi Power says its request for a new hearing will contain a brief on why the conditions in Thursday's order would not allow the company to act in a fiscally responsible manner.

The motion will also include an update on the parameters of the project, as well as alternatives for the commission to consider.

"We respect the work of the commission on a very complicated matter in difficult economic times. We hope they will reconsider these issues and work with us to find a solution to build the Kemper Project and keep rates for our customers as low as possible," said Cindy Duvall, spokesperson, Mississippi Power.

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