Energy Partners Plans for Mississippi
June 25, 2011 Leave a comment
America eagerly seeks new energy technologies to make us independent. The Southern Company, the parent company of Mississippi Power, in cooperation with the Department of Energy have been trying to develop a cleaner, possibly less expensive, and more dependable methods of producing power from coal. The result of some of this research is gasification. According to the Mississippi power website this technology was developed at the Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF) in Alabama.
The gasification of coal breaks down coal into chemical components which can be burned and used to fuel power plants using a fancy term called, ” Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle technology (IGCC) “ unfortunately there is an undesirable environmental impact.
Southern Company partnered with KBR (much more on this company later) and further developed the technology to use a low quality mushy coal called lignite. It is said that Lignite is abundant in Kemper County, Mississippi so construction has begun taking advantage of the geographically close fuel source, Lignite, to reduce logistic transportation costs. That’s prudent.
- (T R I G ™) Transport Integrated Gasification utilizes a low grade lignite coal burning method that will be used at the IGCC facility in Kemper County Mississippi. We understand they will be testing the effectiveness of the cleaning of emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, mercury, and other dangerous elements some of which may be unexpected.
The Kemper County Coal Power Plant project appears to be in full cooperation with and DEPENDANT upon the Al Gore global warming agenda, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Cap and Trade, and the redistribution of wealth. A carbon dioxide capturing device was incorporated into the lignite coal burning process. Carbon dioxide is the gas that sustains human lives and is required in the process of photosynthesis to maintain the life of plants. The EPA determined carbon dioxide is poisonous needing regulation. Is it ridiculous for Mississippi to jump into compliance to these progressive money grabbing scams? Does someone believe we are getting into the bottom floor of a pyramid scheme?
The Kemper County Plant is fully preparing for carbon dioxide to be regulated by government entities by investing rate payers monies (that means most of you in Mississippi) into this brand-new energy plant utilizing brand-new never used to scale technology. The risk of budgeting failure without costly changes is certain and it is reasonable to expect the new technology will need costly adjustments following the testing in China, 2012. Risk is clearly documented, noted, and white-washed for the trusting silent Mississippians.
It has also come to our attention that some of the current coal burning plants in Mississippi will be fitted with scrubbers to improve the removal process of harmful toxins and to meet or exceed environmental standards. That seems reasonable and efficient but what you have not been told is some plants may be closed as a result of Kemper Power plant. That equals lost jobs in Mississippi.
Americans optimistically look to the future for environmentally safer and economically sound methods of producing electricity. Developing and correcting these new technologies directly out of pockets of unsuspecting Mississippians labeled as a power bill is unethical.