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Mississippi Transmission Improvement and Expansion

As of 2/3/17. Subject to change. Maps are for illustrative purposes only.

Southwest Mississippi Reliability Improvement Project

Description: This project includes constructing a new approximately 65 mile, 230 kV line from Baxter Wilson 115 kV to Natchez SES 115 kV to initially be operated at 115 kV.  The project will also include rebuilding approximately 65 miles of the existing Baxter Wilson to Natchez SES 115 kV.

Cost: Approximately $132 million.

Status: Design and Construction Phase. This project is expected to be in service by the fall of 2018.

Benefits: This project addresses future load growth and reliability needs in the southwest Mississippi area.

Franklin to McComb Reliability Improvement Project

Description: The Franklin to McComb 115 kV Project involves the construction of a new approximately 28 mile 230 kV transmission line (initially operated at 115 kV) from Franklin to the McComb Substation.

Cost: Approximately $33 million.

Status: Design Phase. This project is expected to be in service by the winter of 2017.

Benefits: This project addresses future load growth and reliability needs in the south Mississippi area. 


Madison/Hinds Improvement Project

Description: This project includes constructing a new approximately 28mi-230 kV line from the existing Bozeman Road 230 kV substation (currently a radial station) to the new Tinnin 230 kV substation, which will tap the existing Clinton Industrial to Gerald Andrus 230 kV line in northern Hinds County.

Cost: Approximately $61 million.

Status: Design and Construction Phase.  This project is expected to be in service by the spring of 2018.

Benefits: This project addresses future load growth and reliability needs in Madison and Hinds counties.  

Vicksburg Area Improvement Project

Description: This project includes constructing a new 115 kV Beech Grove switching station and rebuilding approximately 28 miles on the existing East Vicksburg to Ray Braswell line.  115 kV Station equipment at Southeast Vicksburg and Bovina will also be upgraded.

Cost: Approximately $38 million.

Status: Design and Construction Phase.  This project is expected to be in service by the summer of 2017.

Benefits: This project addresses future load growth and reliability needs in Warren and Hinds counties.