Entergy to build $57M substation in Madison Co.

Entergy to build $57M substation in Madison Co.
(Source: Entergy)

MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - The Mississippi Public Service Commission approved Entergy Mississippi’s $57 million plan to build a substation in Madison County.

The substation will be located at their Madison County Mega Site, which is off of Interstate 55 near the Nissan plant in Canton.

The project will also include transmission upgrades. Entergy says it will also increase service reliability in northwest Madison County.

According to Entergy, the project is expected to initially serve up to 80 megawatts of electric power and has the capacity to provide up to 300 in the future.

“The Madison County Mega Site has more than 1,000 acres, so we’re targeting larger projects with significant power requirements and high levels of reliability,” said Ed Gardner, Entergy Mississippi director of business and economic development. “The substation has been designed and configured to provide highly reliable transmission service that will ultimately have three independent sources."

Entergy will break ground on the substation in December 2020 and hopes to have it in service in December 2021.

Copyright 2019 WLBT. All rights reserved.