Entergy Mississippi Purchases Hinds Energy Facility
Modern facility to upgrade fleet, benefit customers and environment
JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 30, 2012
JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Mississippi, Inc. has
completed the purchase of the Hinds Energy Facility, a modern, 450 megawatt
natural gas-fired power plant located in Jackson. The acquisition, which took
place earlier today, will boost the utility's electric generation capacity and
offer significant savings for its customers.
"This is good news for our customers," said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy
Mississippi president and CEO. "Because the facility is within Entergy
Mississippi's service area and was acquired at an attractive price, all of our
customers will benefit from the plant."
Entergy Mississippi bought the plant from KGen Hinds LLC for approximately
$206 million, a sizeable discount to the cost to construct a comparable
facility. The purchase provides the opportunity for the company's customers to
realize significant cost savings. Plans to acquire the Hinds plant were first
announced in 2011.
"This is a sound investment and an important part of our commitment to meet
the growing energy needs of our customers now and in the future," said
Fisackerly. "This facility is highly efficient and uses clean-burning natural
gas, a fuel in abundant supply today in Mississippi."
The plant purchase is Entergy Mississippi's first since 2006 and supports the
company's strategy of providing reliable electric service at the lowest
reasonable cost. Low cost power and ample energy supply will also make the
city and state more competitive in attracting new or expanded business and
industry to the state. The Hinds plant is an environmentally friendly
resource, and its addition to Entergy Mississippi will make one of the
cleanest-burning utility generation fleets in the country even cleaner.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to more than 437,000 customers
in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation
is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production
and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants
with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including
more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclearpower, making it one of the nation's
leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million
utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has
annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
SOURCE Entergy Mississippi, Inc.
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