Mississippi Power Gets Okay to Develop Three Solar Projects

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved Mississippi Power’s plans to develop three solar projects with 105 megawatts of capacity.

Mississippi Power is collaborating with three solar energy businesses and the U.S. Navy to build the projects at three different locations in the company’s service territory.

“These cost-effective, utility-scale solar energy projects once again place Mississippi Power at the forefront of the state’s energy economy by adding renewable energy into the company’s portfolio,” said Mississippi Power President Anthony Wilson. “Working together with our partners, these projects will have a substantial impact on the amount of electricity generated by renewables in Mississippi.”

Together, these new solar facilities can produce the amount of energy used annually by approximately 15,500 homes.

The projects include a 50-MW farm developed with Strata Solar n Hattiesburg, a 52-MW project developed with Origis Energy located in Sumrall, and a 3.4-MW plant located at The Naval Construction Battalion Center (Seabee Base) in Gulfport.

Construction on all three projects is slated to begin in early 2016.

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