Mississippi Power will be converting to natural gas from coal or end multiple plant units in Greene County, Alabama, and South Mississippi, as part of a settlement to halt litigation regarding the coal power plant construction in Kempler County.
The company and Sierra Club made a recent announcement of ending any litigation regarding the coal matter.
The settlement will significantly aid in cleaning the air in Mississippi, offer aid to individuals affected by increased rate with Kemper, and push Mississippi to a future where business and residential owners can set up clear air equipment.
The Sierra Club will end regulatory disputes before the Public Service Commission and pending appeals in both state and local courts. It’ll also stop a pending appeal before the Mississippi Supreme Court on whether or not it’s constitutional for Mississippi Power to recover payments before the Kemplar plant resumes.
The changes are required to comply with the latest federal environmental standards.