Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley Announces Groundbreaking of First Utility Scale Solar Project in Mississippi’s History

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the first ever utility scale solar project in the state’s history. In December of 2014, the Public Service Commission made the groundbreaking move of approving Entergy’s plan to start construction on three separate solar projects. These projects move the state one step closer toward the ability to harness solar power. The three solar projects located in Senatobia, Brookhaven, and Jackson are estimated to provide enough energy for 175 single family homes. 
“I want to do everything I can to allow Mississippians to have as many energy options as possible. This groundbreaking is the first big step in the direction to make solar energy a reality in the state of Mississippi. By projects like this we are using Mississippi products, made by Mississippians to produce electricity,” said Commissioner Presley.

Entergy says the Jackson location should be fully functioning by August. The other two projects located in Senatobia and Brookhaven are expected to be operating by the end of 2015.

For more information regarding solar power contact the Mississippi Public Service Commission at 1-800-356-6428 or online at www.psc.state.ms.us