Entergy Mississippi is the major electricity supplier in Mississippi, providing power to more than 432,000 customers. It has the opportunity to make a huge difference in the acceptance and proliferation of alternative energies throughout our state. Unfortunately, the following is the official Entergy Mississippi position on alternative energy:
Q: Is Entergy Mississippi researching the use of alternative fuel sources, such as solar or wind?
A: Entergy Mississippi does research the use of alternative fuel sources, and as such has determined that nuclear energy is the most cost-effective, environmentally-friendly alternative for our state. Mississippi does not have enough sustained wind power to make that a viable energy alternative here, nor does it have a high enough number of sunny days to make solar power a reliable energy source. These two sources also require large blocks of land which is very expensive in the South. We need new baseload generation, the kind that provides power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the lowest possible price.