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Taking solar power full circle with net metering

The Public Service Commission has approved net metering for solar power users in Mississippi. Most homes equipped with solar panels do not have a means to store surplus energy. Once customers sign up for the net metering program, Entergy Mississippi will install a two-way meter to track any excess solar energy sent to the power grid. We can then credit these customers for their solar power, which helps offset their electricity costs.

This means that Entergy Mississippi customers can:

  • Have greater choice when it comes to the electricity they use.
  • Receive a credit on their monthly bill for excess energy sent to the grid.
  • Offset the cost of their monthly bill by producing their own, clean energy.

Download the fact sheet

The Mississippi Public Service Commission is making it easier to understand how solar power can work for you. The free A Consumer's Guide to Net Metering and Solar Power in Mississippi provides information on how solar power and net metering work, and the details you need to consider before purchasing or leasing hardware.

Residential customers can learn more about signing up for our net metering program here.

Meeting customers' sustainability needs

Our customers – specifically industrial and commercial – are increasingly sourcing renewables to meet their energy needs and power business. With this shift, Entergy Mississippi has included direct customer access to renewable energy resources in our strategy to better serve our customers and help Mississippi attract economic growth. The RenewABLE Community Option is Entergy Mississippi’s low-cost subscription program that provides access to renewable energy, currently produced by Sunflower Solar Station, and the associated renewable energy credits to enrolled customers.

Eligible industrial, commercial and governmental customers can learn more about the RenewABLE Community Option here.

Pioneering utility-owned solar power in Mississippi

Entergy Mississippi launched the state's first utility-owned solar power project as part of its commitment to a diverse energy portfolio. Three 500 kW solar power stations, located in Desoto, Hinds, and Lincoln counties, are used to track everything from how much carbon dioxide was offset to how many houses could be powered for a year from the energy the stations produce. Today, these stations continue to be a part of our diverse power generation resources.

With lessons learned from these three original solar projects, Entergy Mississippi is committed to delivering the cleanest, most affordable energy to its customers. Entergy Mississippi brought a 100-megawatt facility in Sunflower County online in 2022. The Sunflower Solar Station is the largest utility-owned solar facility in the state. Under Entergy Mississippi’s EDGE program, another 1,000 megawatts of solar will be added to our generation portfolio.

Download the fact sheet