| 2016-10-12 16:27:22|
SO 16:27 10/12 10/12/16
Southern Company completes tests of clean syngas in Kemper County
Southern Company subsidiary Mississippi Power today has achieved the first electricity generated by clean syngas produced from Mississippi lignite at the company's Kemper County energy facility. This achievement was accomplished using a combination of clean syngas and natural gas. Next milestones are expected to include the production of electricity by the project's second gasifier, operating both combustion turbines using all syngas, followed by complete integration of the project's systems leading to full commercial operation. Mississippi Power currently expects the remainder of the project to be placed in service by Nov. 30, 2016.