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.
The availability of dependable, affordable electricity has enabled us to envision and achieve not only a variety of modern conveniences and life-changing inventions, but also bold objectives like reducing the amount of carbon we emit into the atmosphere in the process.
Despite the extensive damage, crews were able to restore power to all customers who could receive it within a week of the storm. Engineers also used the rebuild as a chance to strengthen the grid and prepare Rolling Fork for greater resiliency during future storms.
Renee now oversees the New Orleans Power Station as plant manager.
Our crews continue to make steady progress on this important project.
At Entergy Mississippi we think a lot about the future. Why? Because we are not only tasked by the State of Mississippi with providing you power today, but also with having plans in place to ensure you have safe, reliable and affordable power years from now.
The Edison Electric Institute has named Entergy as an Outstanding National Key Accounts Customer Service 2022 Award winner for our resiliency solutions. The customer-voted award signifies we are among the nation's best at delivering outstanding customer service to leading chain and multi-site businesses.