Mississippi Power to file appeal with PSC

Mississippi Power Co. intends to file a motion for a rehearing and reconsideration of its Kemper County coal plant project with the Mississippi Public Service Commission, a company spokesman said today.

The request will contain a brief on why the conditions in Thursday’s order would not allow the company to act in a fiscally responsible manner, according to spokesperson Cindy Duvall.

“We respect the work of the commission on a very complicated matter in difficult economic times. We hope they will reconsider these issues and work with us to find a solution to build the Kemper Project and keep rates for our customers as low as possible,” Duvall said.

The motion will be filed this week, Duvall said.