We’re proving our commitment to reliability by modernizing our grid. By the end of 2023, we're projected to spend more than $9.5 million on FOCUS program projects across our service area.
Today, Entergy Mississippi’s customers and communities continue benefiting from actions taken by the company to forge a new direction into the future.
Entergy Mississippi’s electric transmission system is a lot like a superhero—a sprawling, tireless giant equipped to move massive amounts of power for long distances over land and water at the speed of light.
DeSoto County is the fastest growing county in Mississippi. In response, we've poured $4.8 million into strengthening the grid and increasing load capacity in and around Lewisburg.
The company has developed the most comprehensive energy grid upgrade plan in the city’s history.
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 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.
Until the mid-20th century, electricity was mainly used for lighting. But that began to change as the means of producing, distributing and consuming electricity grew more efficient. With new electric appliances on the market, electricity became a direct competitor with natural gas, which had cornered the energy market for heating.
Here are several essential components of post-weather damage recovery that make Entergy sites some of the most resilient in the country.