For full article see Mississippi Power News Center, November 10, 2015.
The Mississippi Public Service Commission approved the largest solar installations in Mississippi today, making Mississippi Power the largest partner in renewable energy in the state.
Mississippi Power is collaborating with three solar energy businesses and the U.S. Navy to build 105 MW of utility-scale solar electric generating farms at three different locations in the company’s service territory.
“These cost-effective, utility-scale solar energy projects once again place Mississippi Power at the forefront of the state’s energy economy by adding renewable energy into the company’s portfolio,” said Mississippi Power President Anthony Wilson. “Working together with our partners, these projects will have a substantial impact on the amount of electricity generated by renewables in Mississippi.”
Together, these new solar facilities can produce the amount of energy used annually by approximately 15,500 homes.
“Origis is honored to team up with Mississippi Power on this utility-scale solar project,” said Origis Energy President Guy Vanderhaegen. “Our team has received great support with the development of this project. We are honored by the trust and confidence Mississippi Power and the Mississippi Public Service Commission have given to this exciting solar project and Origis.”