Meridian Star

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November 15, 2012

Kemper plant achieving construction milestones

MERIDIAN —     Mississippi Power is reporting that the Kemper County energy facility is more than 70 percent complete.

    Last week the two largest pieces of equipment were delivered to the plant site, which will aid in reducing emissions.

    The delivery was a coordinated effort between the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Kemper County Sheriff's Department, the city of DeKalb, Tennessee Valley Authority, 4-County Electric Power Association, East Mississippi Electric Power Association, and Burkhalter Rigging according to a news release issued by Mississippi Power.

    Also last week energy began flowing to the main electrical building at the site.

    "These milestones are indicators of the tremendous progress being made every day to deliver 21st century coal technology to our customers," Tommy Anderson, Mississippi Power vice president of generation development was quoted as saying in the news release. "And with more than 3,000 workers on-site today, the project is helping to fuel the Mississippi economy."

    The reservoir that holds the plant's cooling water is now filled with treated wastewater from Meridian. Last month The Star reported that a 31-mile pipeline had begun pumping the water from Meridian to the power plant site.

    Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry said the purchase of the water will bring in about $144,000 a year to the city.

    The plant is expected to be completed by May 2014.

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