JACKSON, Miss.- The Public Service Commission unanimously approved three large solar power projects for Mississippi.
These projects will produce just over 105 MW of electricity for customers of Mississippi Power Company. The press release stated that ratepayers will not have the burden of extra costs in the construction of the plants.
They are scheduled to be built in Hattiesburg, Sumrall, and Gulfport. The Mississippi power hopes to ultimately keep customer rates low.
Hattiesburg Farm, LLC will invest $85 million, Mississippi Solar 2, LLC will invest $102 million for Sumrall, and CB Energy, LLC $6.4 million for its project at the United States Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport. The electricity that will come from these plants will provide power for customers for the next 25 years.
For more information from the Commissioner Presley’s efforts with solar technology, contact the PSC at 1-800-356-6428 or go online to www.psc.state.ms.us.