Kemper County Energy Facility
Mississippi Power’s Kemper County Energy Facility located near Meridian, Mississippi is nearing completion of construction and commissioning activities and is due to become operational in 2016. The integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project is located adjacent to the Liberty Fuels mine, which at full capacity will supply approximately 4.5 million tonnes of lignite per year to the facility. The first-of-its-kind plant will use Transported Integrated Gasification or TRIG™ technology, which was jointly developed by Southern Company and KBR in partnership with the U.S. DOE. The facility will generate 582 MW (net) of electricity and annually produce approximately 135,000 tonnes of sulphuric acid and 20,000 tonnes of ammonia. Up to 67 per cent of the plant’s CO2 emissions (approximately 3 Mtpa) will be captured and transported for sale to EOR fields in Mississippi. The project has secured several Federal, state and local incentives including US$270 million from the U.S. DOE. For more information, please see here. A video showcasing the project can also be viewed here.