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Mississippi Bicentennial a time to reflect, learn and enjoy

   This issue marks the start of Today in Mississippi’s 70th year of publication. Our first issue was mailed to members in January…

Mississippians shine when it comes to charitable giving

    Mississippians dig deeper in their pockets when it comes to giving. We always rank high in national surveys…

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Statewide Facts

  • Mississippi has 25 electric cooperatives that deliver electricity to more than 772,000 meters (more than 665,300 residential meters) and one generation and transmission cooperative (Cooperative Energy, Hattiesburg) which distributes wholesale power to 11 electric power associations. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) provides wholesale power to the 14 electric power associations.
  • These electric copperatives energize a total of 94,200 miles of lines throughout a service area which covers 85% of the state's land mass.
  • The average number of consumers served per mile of line is 8.1, compared to the national average of 32 for investor-owned utilities and 41 for municipal-operated systems.
  • Electric cooperatives serve 50% of the electric meters in Mississippi, investor owned 40%, municipal systems - 10%
  • The plant investment per mile of distribution line is $31,269.
  • Electric cooperatives employ 2,900 Mississippians.