June 16, 2021
Today, the Mississippi Public Service Commission announced the approval on the state’s first wind turbine electricity generation facility at a ceremony in Tunica County.
The facility will be built on 13,000 acres in Tunica County and will consist of up to 100 turbines. The facility will generate enough power to provide energy to approximately 70,000 homes. Construction on the project is expected to begin this summer according to parent company, Vestas.
“This project sends a signal to the world that Mississippi is open for renewable energy investments in ways that would not have been imagined just a few years ago. Research continues to show great potential in the Mississippi Delta for wind and solar power generation. Through bipartisan work on both the state and local level this project will bring benefits to Tunica County for decades to come,” said Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley.
TO READ THE FULL STORY
Only B2BAmericanSoutheast.com members have access to curated Southeast news for technology, fintech, growth and exporting specifically for the 27 major cities in the regional states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It’s about the executives and the decisions that result in the business activities that make the American Southeast the strong economic powerhouse – even stronger. Subscribe now!