Entergy Mississippi has officially opened its $32.5 million Flora facility to bring key operations together, enhance the statewide transmission grid, and support central substation groups.
The Flora Transmission Office, which was announced to be in the works in June 2022, will support resiliency and reliability efforts. The facility combines Entergy’s transmission line department, substation operations department, and the central Mississippi substation maintenance department for the Jackson metropolitan area.
Roughly 40 full-time employees work from the newly constructed 102,400-square-foot building, which includes space for offices, storm operations, more than 71,000 square feet of storage for materials, and a pole yard.
“This site provides us the space we need to store key materials – advancing resiliency and reliability efforts across our service territory,” Entergy Mississippi president and CEO Haley Fisackerly said. “We’re eager to bring vital departments together for smoother operations and proud to invest in the Flora community.”
In addition to the building and pole yard, Entergy Mississippi worked with the Madison County Economic Development Authority on a road extension.
The expanded roadway will allow for safer transit for heavy deliveries and provide an opportunity for future economic development in the area.