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Mississippi Power stands ready to serve customers during severe winter weather

Gulfport, Miss. – Mississippi Power has been closely monitoring the severe winter weather that is currently moving through our service territory and is prepared to respond to our customers’ needs.

The company routinely does maintenance on its generation facilities during milder weather to ensure they are in the best working conditions to meet high customer demand. Additionally, we have updated equipment at our generation facilities and completed pre-winter inspections on our power delivery system.

“The plans we’ve put into action have ensured that we’re in a strong position to meet the expected high demand,” said Mississippi Power Vice President and Senior Production Officer Mike Smith. “Our Generation team is ready to serve our customers this week, and we’ve prepared our equipment and facilities against the cold just like our customers are preparing their own homes.”

Additional plans include sequestering employees at generation facilities if needed to ensure their safety and ability to maintain the plants. Line crews are also prepared to respond if ice impacts powerlines or other equipment.

Customers are urged to stay safe and weather aware as extended freezing temperatures are expected throughout the week.

Mississippi Power recommends following the below safety and energy efficiency tips:

  • Stay indoors as much as possible and open your blinds to let the sunlight help warm your home.
  • Stay off the roads if you can, and if driving is necessary, be aware of icy road conditions.
  • Maintain your heat – we recommend keeping your thermostat on 68 degrees for maximizing energy savings on your bill.
  • Take a load off. Wait to do a load of laundry or dishes until the warmest part of the day. This will help you use less energy as your warm your home.
  • Stay connected and receive the latest updates from Mississippi Power on this weather event on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Now in its 99th year of operations, Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and affordable energy for nearly 191,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Mississippi Power was recognized by the Edison Electric Institute with an Emergency Response Award in 2023. The company was also a recent recipient of the Community Partner Impact Award from the Center for Energy Workforce Development for its innovative and ongoing efforts to build a diverse workforce. With nearly 160 megawatts of approved solar energy capacity, Mississippi Power is the largest partner in providing renewable energy in the state of Mississippi. Visit our websites at and, like us on Facebook, and follow us on TwitterInstagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.