In 1999, Entergy Mississippi achieved a historic milestone in diversity when Carolyn (Shanks) Correro was named president and chief executive officer, becoming the first woman to lead an Entergy operating company.
Entergy Mississippi has continued adapting to customers’ evolving needs through work-process improvements and investments in new technologies to improve service, efficiency and convenience.
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 has committed to contributing $250,000 over five years to help fund the renovation of the Gore Arts Complex on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton and providing another contribution of $250,000 over five years to the Foundation for Mississippi History to support a new initiative by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to transform the Historic Jefferson College campus in Washington, Mississippi.
As the company progressed through the decades, so did its workforce needs. New technologies and computerization began transforming the industry, creating a greater demand for employees with science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, expertise.
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 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 nearly 40 years, Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson has generated safe, clean, carbon-free, affordable energy that supplies almost a fifth of Mississippi’s electricity while serving as one of the largest non-carbon-emitting power plants in the world.
Entergy Mississippi is recognized as a eader for initiatives that help families and communities.