Mississippi Power issues statement regarding Kemper County energy facility

GULFPORT, Miss., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mississippi Power today announced that the Kemper County energy facility is not currently fully operational. While the project's monthly status report is due on June 1 to the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the company continues to assess the project's schedule and cost.

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On Monday, June 5, the company will file its monthly project status report to provide a full update to the PSC. The company on Monday will also make a rate filing for the project.

Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and environmentally responsible energy for nearly 187,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Mississippi Power ranked first in the Southeast Electric Exchange's 2016 Safety Performance Reports and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in reliability, customer service and safety. Visit our websites at mississippipower.com and www.mississippipowernews.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on TwitterLinkedInGoogle+ and YouTube.

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