SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Mississippi Power Company (Gulfport, Mississippi), a unit of the Southern Company (Atlanta, Georgia), may wind up being the not-so-proud owner of the world's most expensive gas-fired power plant--the Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) facility. Mississippi utility regulators voted unanimously June 21 to have legal counsel prepare a draft order mandating that Mississippi Power burn only natural gas at Kemper, abandoning gasification of lignite as a power plant fuel and forcing the companies to eat billions of dollars of cost overruns tied to the plant's lignite coal gasifier and related assets.
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