In addition to the $25 million increase in its cost estimate, the company added $25 million to the plant’s estimated costs. The plant has been plagued with delays. Mississippi Power stated that the operational date was moved from Nov. 30 to December 31. Mississippi Power stated that the additional $25 million will be paid for by Mississippi Power and Southern Company, and not Mississippi Power customers. According to the newspaper, the company decided that it needed improvements on the gasifier’s system for ash removal. This led to the need for an extension.