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Entergy Mississippi to Break Ground on Substation Expansion
$14 million project will benefit customers in southwest Mississippi and Louisiana
JACKSON, Mississippi – Entergy Mississippi will soon begin construction on a $14-million project aimed at improving reliability and modernizing transmission and substation infrastructure that serves customers in southwest Mississippi. Crews will be working to expand the Franklin 500 kV Substation which will reside on existing land owned by the company in Franklin County, Mississippi.
To better serve customers, Entergy Mississippi will install new electric facilities and upgrade other protective equipment in the Franklin 500 kV Substation located in Franklin County, Mississippi. Entergy Louisiana will also perform upgrades in the McKnight 500 kV Substation located in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. These upgrades to the Bulk Electric System will benefit electrical customers in southwest Mississippi and Louisiana by improving transmission grid reliability and modernizing protective systems enhancing the transmission facilities which enable the flow of bulk power into and throughout the region.
Construction is expected to be complete by December 2022.
About Entergy Mississippi
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 456,000 customers in 45 counties. Entergy Mississippi is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees. Learn more at entergy.com and follow @Entergy on social media.