Kemper Plant will miss construction deadline

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi Power will miss its May deadline to complete construction on the Kemper County power plant.

The power company blames wet weather and "lower-than-planned construction labor productivity" as reasons for the delay.

Because the lignite plant won't be done on time, Mississippi Power will be forced to repay $133 million in federal tax credits.

No word yet on when the plant is expected to be finished.

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