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EIS-0409: Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Kemper County IGCC Project

This Draft EIS assesses the potential environmental impacts that would result from a proposed DOE action to provide cost-shared funding and possibly a loan guarantee for construction and operation of advanced power generation plant in Kemper County, Mississippi. The project was selected under DOE’s Clean Coal Power Initiative to demonstrate IGCC technology. Mississippi Power also was invited to submit a formal application for a loan guarantee under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The power generation components (i.e., coal gasifiers, synthesis gas [syngas] cleanup systems, combined-cycle unit, and supporting infrastructure) would convert coal into syngas to drive gas combustion turbines, and hot exhaust gas from the gas turbines would generate steam from water to drive a steam turbine.