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MS Power adds $29 million to Kemper Co. plant price tag

Kemper County energy facility. (Photo source: WLOX News) Kemper County energy facility. (Photo source: WLOX News)
KEMPER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The cost to build Mississippi Power's Kemper County lignite plant is on the rise again. In recently filed reports, the company added $29 million to the plant's price tag.

The facility now costs more than $6.9 billion. That’s more than $5 billion over the original estimated cost of the project. Additional costs include modifications and post-in-service costs.

Mississippi Power says it does not intend to seek recovery for any costs exceeding the $2.8 billion cost cap.

The plant is set to open at the end of November.

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