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  • Katrina 2005-2015
  • Katrina 2005-2015
  • Mississippi Power Plants

    Generating energy: Our diverse portfolio benefits you

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    Mississippi Power has a generating fleet made up of both coal and natural gas power plants. Soon, we’ll add lignite to our fuel mix. This diversity is key to keeping energy costs stable.

    Mississippi Power employs hundreds of highly-skilled and safety-minded workers at our generating facilities. We currently operate five power plants. We’re building a state-of-the-art facility in Kemper County and in 2013, we retired our first generating plant.

    The key to meeting our growing energy demands is having a diverse portfolio of energy sources. Diversifying our resources – coal, natural gas, lignite – allows us to deploy innovative ways to generate clean, reliable and cost-effective electricity, while avoiding an overreliance on one fuel source.

    Mississippi Power continually considers a range of energy sources to balance energy supply with our growing customer demand, which is updated and presented for approval annually to the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

    Steam Plants Units Nameplate
    capacity
    Plant Watson (Harrison County) 5 1,012,000 kW
    Plant Daniel* (Jackson County) 4 1,580,000 kW
    Greene County* (Alabama) 2 200,000 kW
    Plant Sweatt (Lauderdale County) 2 80,000 kW
    Combustion Turbines
    Chevron Cogenerating Plant (Jackson County) 5 147,292 kW
    Plant Sweatt 1 39,400 kW
    Plant Watson 1 40,000 kW
    Total all generating plants   3,098,692 kW

    *Mississippi Power owns a 40 percent undivided interest in Greene County Electric Generating Plant units 1 and 2 and a 50 percent undivided interest in Daniel Electric Generating Plant units 1 and 2. The capacities stated above reflect only Mississippi Power's portion of the plants' total capacities.