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Outage Alerts

To help you stay informed if an outage does occur, we offer a state-of-the- art outage notification system that's designed to work with your smartphone, tablet or computer. The system will automatically send enrolled customers updates — via text, email or voicemail - about any power outages affecting you, including information about how long the outage is likely to last and when the outage has been restored.

  1. Log in to your account at www.mississippipower.com
  2. Select Set Outage Alerts (You will be directed to Manage Your Communications from Mississippi Power)
  3. Select Add a way to contact me
  4. Choose your preferred Type of contact- Text, Email or Voice (phone call).
  5. Note: If you choose to be contacted by Voice, you will receive a phone call. You can enter the phone number of a landline or a mobile phone. If you choose to be contacted by Text, a mobile number will be required (no landlines). When you receive the confirmation text, you must accept the terms and conditions to complete your registration.

  6. Fill in the required information
    • Create a Description that's easy for you (e.g., Home, Carol's cell, Work email, Son, Daughter, Nanny).
    • Enter an email address or a phone number, depending on your chosen method of contact.
    • Do Not Contact - If there are times when you prefer NOT to be contacted, click the checkbox and use the drop downs to select those hours. If you want to be contacted at all times, unclick the checkbox
  7. Click Save
  8. Review your Outage Alert settings.
  9. Manage your Outage Alerts. (If you make a change, remember to click Save Changes)
    • Change or Edit an Alert (You can change a phone number, email, alert type or description)
    • Click Remove
    • Select Add a way to contact me
    • Enter your alert information
    • Delete an Alert (Delete an Outage Alert by selecting Remove)
    • Pause an Alert (Temporarily halt an Outage Alert by selecting Pause)
    • Resume an Alert (Click Resume to deactivate a temporary pause and start receiving Outage Alerts again)
  • Step 1:

    • Text REG to MSPwr (67797)
    • Press SEND
  • Step 2:

      For your security, we will send you a text requesting additional information

    • Enter your 10-digit phone number or your Mississippi Power account number
    • Press SEND
    • Enter your ZIP CODE
    • Press SEND
  • Step 3:

      You will receive a text to confirm your address (which will be shown) and accept the terms and conditions. To read the terms and conditions, click on the link provided in the text

      • Text Y (for yes)
      • Press SEND to accept the terms and conditions and complete your registration

      You will receive a text confirming completion of your registration and providing instructions for unsubscribing should you desire to do so in the future.

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Frequently asked questions:

There are three types of Outage Alerts: Email, text and phone call. You choose how you want to be notified about power outages and specify any time(s) when you would prefer NOT to be notified (such as times when you are asleep).

You can set Outage Alerts for up to five people per address. For example, if you manage two addresses, you can set alerts for up to 10 people-that's five Outage Alerts per address. Note: You can set Outage Alerts for non family members, like the babysitter, gardener, friends or colleagues. The choice is yours.

You may receive an alert message within 10 minutes of an outage being confirmed. If the estimated restoration time changes, you will be provided an update within one hour.

Your Outage Alerts will provide an estimated time of restoration. If we know the cause of the outage this information will be provided on the outage alert.

Yes. You can set up times when you would prefer NOT to be contacted about outages. This can be set up in your alert preferences. You can set up "Do not disturb" times for each person.

You can unsubscribe from receiving Outage Alerts at any time. Simply log in to your account and change your notification preferences. If you receive alerts by text, you can follow the prompts in your text message to unsubscribe.

When you sign up to receive Outage Alerts by text, you must accept the Terms & Conditions. You should have received a separate text message that contained a link to accept the Terms & Conditions. Please check the device you used for enrollment to verify that you received this text message. Then, simply reply "Y" to complete the enrollment. The "Enrollment Pending" alert will go away.

If you cannot find (or deleted) the Terms & Conditions acceptance text, or if you have any additional questions, please call the Customer Care Center at 1-800-532-1502 or Contact Us online.

You can text the following to MSPwr (67797):

REG - To sign up to receive Outage Alerts.

OUT - To report an outage using your smartphone.

STAT - To check if there is a reported outage for a particular account. You can do this instead of waiting for an outage notification.

PAUSE - To stop receiving outage notifications temporarily.

RESUME - To re-start messaging for an account.

STOP - To terminate text communications from Mississippi Power. This is a permanent stop (unlike PAUSE, which is temporary stop). Once this is done, you will need to re-register to start the communications again.

STOP ALL - To unsubscribe and stop receiving text messages from all accounts.

HELP - To obtain a list of text messaging keywords and the phone number to speak with a Customer Service Representative if you need assistance.

NICK - To apply a nickname to a particular account. You may assign a nickname such as: MOM, Home, Rental, Work.