Friday, December 20, 2013

Entergy Electric Grid to Move to MISO at Midnight, December 18, Bringing Savings of $284 Million

Jackson, Mississippi:
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced an early Christmas gift for customers of Entergy Mississippi. At midnight, December 18, Entergy will relinquish control of its electric transmission grid over to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), pursuant to an order by the Mississippi Public Service Commission, saving customers up to $284 million dollars over the next ten years and allowing for independent control of the electric grid.

“This transfer will allow Mississippians to keep more of their money in their own pockets and insure that the electric grid is operated in a manner that best serves the people of Mississippi.” Presley said.

Entergy Corporation is set to transfer functional control of their electric transmission grid in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas at 12:00 a.m. EST, December 18, paving the way for millions in savings for Mississippi electric customers.