Southern Developing 53 Megawatts of Solar Power in Mississippi

By Justin Doom

(Bloomberg) — Southern Co., owner of Georgia’s largest
utility, is developing 53 megawatts of solar capacity in
Mississippi.

Southern’s Mississippi unit will receive the power and
renewable-energy credits from the solar farms, Atlanta-based
Southern said in a statement Thursday. Terms weren’t disclosed.

Mississippi Power is building a 50-megawatt power plant
with Strata Solar LLC near Hattiesburg. It’s also planning a
project with Hannah Solar and the U.S. Navy at the Naval
Construction Battalion Center Gulfport that will have about 3
megawatts of capacity.

The solar farms need approval from state regulators.
They’re expected to go into operation by the end of next year
and will generate enough electricity for about 7,800 homes.

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