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Info and Regulations


Entergy Mississippi is the major electricity supplier in Mississippi, providing power to more than 432,000 customers. It has the opportunity to make a huge difference in the acceptance and proliferation of alternative energies throughout our state. Unfortunately, the following is the official Entergy Mississippi position on alternative energy:

Q: Is Entergy Mississippi researching the use of alternative fuel sources, such as solar or wind?

A: Entergy Mississippi does research the use of alternative fuel sources, and as such has determined that nuclear energy is the most cost-effective, environmentally-friendly alternative for our state. Mississippi does not have enough sustained wind power to make that a viable energy alternative here, nor does it have a high enough number of sunny days to make solar power a reliable energy source. These two sources also require large blocks of land which is very expensive in the South. We need new baseload generation, the kind that provides power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the lowest possible price


2015 Green Power Providers Program

TVA has worked closely with local power companies (LPCs) and other stakeholders with the goal of responsibly increasing renewable energy development across the region by aligning programs with current and future integrated resource plans, shifting available capacity to the most cost-effective programs, and aligning prices with declining technology costs.

For Green Power Providers, TVA and participating local power companies are offering 11.33* megawatts of capacity through the innovative and sustainable Green Power Providers program in 2015. Green Power Providers was developed to encourage the development of small-scale solar, wind, biomass and hydro generation systems across the Tennessee Valley that are 50 kilowatts or less.

TVA will begin receiving applications for the Green Power Providers program from participating local power companies through a new online application process on January 26, 2015. Applicants should carefully read the 2015 Green Power Providers Program Participation Guidelines and description of the application Process before applying with the local power company.

Through innovative renewable energy programs like Green Power Providers, TVA and participating local power companies are putting TVA’s vision of low-cost and cleaner energy into action. Green Power Providers will benefit Tennessee Valley power consumers because it aligns renewable generation payments with those who voluntarily support renewable energy through TVA’s Green Power Switch program. These two optional programs complement TVA’s existing renewable programs, including the Solar Solutions Initiative for installations between 50 kW and 1 MW and the Renewable Standard Offer program for renewable energy generation up to 20 MW.

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