More American Lignite Plants CLOSE but MS Power Is On Schedual for Impact
October 5, 2011 Leave a comment
While Mississippians continue to enjoy the lower electric rates they are unaware of the pending costly nightmare they are about to wake up to; Mississippi Power will tear our dreams from our futures through our wallets. It is always a shame to see businesses collapse, but collapsing as a result of following the United Nations AGENDA 21 (Kyoto protocols), to enforce unreasonable regulations dictated by the U.N.’s timeline, destroys the American freedom men and women died for. That should inspire us to action. The businesses that will collapse are the ones in Mississippi, in your neighborhood, belonging to your friends as a result of inflating electric bills.
Mississippi is standing on the tracks and the train is plowing right for us, if we don’t get off the track we will face the crippling impact straight on. We must stand up, speak out, and take action. Kemper County Lignite Coal Plant is just a decisive battle over Mississippi’s economy but it is Agenda 21 that is the war for our nation and fulfills everyone’s worst nightmare.
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Luminant files notice of suspension of operations for two Monticello units with state energy council
By Staff Reports
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 11:52 AM CDT
DALLAS — Luminant filed a Notice of Suspension of Operations with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Monday for Monticello units 1 and 2 in Titus County.
This action is consistent with the details of the company’s news release and Securities and Exchange Commission 8-K filing on September 12, 2011, according to a company statement.
The notice was filed to comply with ERCOT’s own protocol that requires a 90-day notice for changes to electric generating unit operations.
Monday’s filing describes action necessitated by the need to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule beginning January 1, 2012.
The company has indicated previously that it intends to continue to seek to identify and pursue options that might allow them to restore levels of generation at the units affected by the rule.
Luminant has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to remove Texas from a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule due to go into effect early next year that the company says will force it to idle two power plants and end mining operations at three lignite mines across the state.
The company also plans to file a lawsuit to stop the rule, which is due to take effect on Jan. 1, and will require Texas to significantly reduce power plant emissions. Luminant has said previously that the only way it can comply is by idling its Monticello Units in Mount Pleasant and by ending use of lignite for fuel at its Big Brown Units in Freestone County, using instead only coal from the Powder River basin.
The company says it would also end mining operations in Freestone County and at its Thermo and Winfield mines in Hopkins and Upshur counties, although it would continue reclamation activities at all three.
The company says the effect of the moves would be to reduce generating capacity by 1,300 megawatts.