JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi Public Service Commission has set a Dec. 4 date for a settlement hearing involving Mississippi Power's Kemper County natural gas plant.
Both sides are trying to reach an agreement on how to pay for assets of Kemper that are now in service. Mississippi Power says its proposal would not raise customer rates to pay for the plant.
Mississippi Power issued this statement Tuesday:
The settlement talks were set in motion in July when the PSC ordered Mississippi to enter into negotiations with all parties involved in the Kemper Project.
Mississippi Power has since submitted proposed settlements to public utility staff members and said it has negotiated in good faith to reach a settlement.
Mississippi Power urges further concessions could put the company's ability to provide the same level of service to its customers it has provided in the past in jeopardy.