Proposal details and customer benefits to take center stage
JACKSON, Miss.—Officials with Entergy
Mississippi, Inc. say joining a regional transmission organization will allow
Entergy Corporation’s six utility operating companies to achieve as much as $1.4
billion in future customer benefits, relative to other available options. Of
that estimate, up to $284 million in future benefits could be realized by
Entergy Mississippi customers, resulting in continued affordable, reliable
service to customers.
On Monday, October 31, those benefits
and how they will be realized take center stage when company officials,
representatives from MISO, and interested stakeholders meet for a technical
conference to discuss the proposal to join MISO. The meeting is expected to
address Entergy Mississippi’s extensive review and analysis of alternative
transmission arrangements in conjunction with the five other operating companies
of the Entergy system.
The conference will be held at the
Pinnacle Building in Jackson, located at 190 East Capital St., Suite 100, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m.
“This technical conference is an
opportunity for interested stakeholders to hear why we think MISO is a good
choice that will benefit our customers, improve transparency, and provide
further independence in the operation of our transmission system,” said Bob
Grenfell, vice president of regulatory affairs for Entergy Mississippi, Inc.
“Joining MISO, one of the largest regional transmission organizations in the
United States, means two things for our residential, commercial and industrial
customers: continued reliability and reasonable costs. MISO brings more options,
more transparency and more independence that will enhance our service to
Grenfell explained that the federal
government began encouraging the formation of regional transmission
organizations a number of years ago for the purpose of more efficiently managing
the flow of electricity on the high voltage lines that transport energy over
“Upon joining MISO, Entergy
Mississippi will still have the same responsibility and commitment we do today
to provide safe, reliable power to meet customer needs,” said Grenfell.
Joining MISO is expected to result in
lower production costs for Entergy’s utility operating companies, due to a more
efficient utilization of the generation and transmission resources across the
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides
electricity to more than 435,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of
Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged
primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations.
Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of
electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in
the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers
in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.