The Kemper project will be a leader in providing clean, safe power and will have fewer sulfur dioxide, particulate and mercury emissions than traditional coal technology.
After locally-mined lignite is gasified, three byproducts - carbon dioxide, ammonia and hydrogen sulfide - will be removed from the gas stream. The project will capture at least 65 percent of the carbon dioxide produced.
The Kemper plant site will be a zero liquid discharge facility, which means none of the water used to generate electricity will end up in surrounding streams and rivers. Mississippi Power has signed a contractual agreement with the city of Meridian for its treated effluent supply. The city's treated effluent fills a nearly 90-acre reservoir, which holds 50 days' worth of water.