MISO a good partner for Mississippi’s energy future

Mississippians require access to affordable, reliable energy to power our homes and support the businesses and industries that fuel our economy. And to maintain Mississippi’s enviable below-the-national-average electric rates while ensuring we can meet growing future needs, we need long-term, planning backed by careful analysis.

One such initiative is Entergy Mississippi’s plan to join the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO), a nonprofit, regional transmission organization (RTO).

Entergy Mississippi spent several years analyzing its options and found joining MISO would result in up to $284 million in cost benefits for its customers over the first 10 years alone. Those are savings that over time will benefit our state’s economy.

Those savings are largely due to how MISO facilitates the efficient distribution of electricity among members to enhance and ensure reliability, recommend prudent infrastructure improvements and coordinate power purchases.

Glenn McCullough
Clarion Ledger
1/28/12