These high-voltage lines and the structures holding them are a crucial part of the grid, so maintaining them is an essential part of Entergy Mississippi’s work. Wooden poles were once the standard material for transmission structures. However, today steel and concrete poles are preferred for reliability.
Entergy sends 35 future STEM leaders to the NOBCChE annual conference
Entergy Mississippi’s contributions to achieving Entergy’s overall sustainability goals have been vital. Over the past two decades, Entergy Mississippi has significantly reduced carbon emissions through fleet modernization; and since 1985, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station has added safe, carbon-free energy to the grid while affordably generating around 20% of Mississippi’s electricity.
The number of electric vehicles on U.S. roads could reach 26.4 million in 2030, according to the Edison Electric Institute. This explosive growth is prompting dramatic changes in the fundamental way in which we operate.
The Public Utilities Act divided the state into service territories for energy companies like Mississippi Power & Light, which later became Entergy Mississippi, allowing them to be more focused and efficient.
Entergy Mississippi turned on Sunflower Solar Station—the largest renewable energy-generating site in the state—in late 2022 and it now produces enough power for 16,000 homes.
For 16 consecutive years, Site Selection magazine has recognized Entergy as a top utility for economic growth in the communities we serve, which include some of the largest and most power-intensive industries in the United States.
At the end of July, five rising seniors from New Orleans high schools completed our Know Your Power High School Internship pilot program.
A $110 million reliability project designed to meet the growing electrical demand and improve service on the Bolivar Peninsula will soon move to the next phase of construction.