SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

August 15, 2008 06:30 ET

Mississippi Developers Focus on Nuclear and Renewable Energy to Meet Future Power Needs, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - August 15, 2008) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Mississippi currently has 16,639 megawatts (MW) of operational power generation. The current generation is made up primarily of fossil fuel sources, with nuclear energy supplying 1,266 MW. Mississippi's sole nuclear power generating facility is the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Station (Port Gibson, Mississippi), owned by a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) (New Orleans, Louisiana). Currently, the Grand Gulf Station is considering adding additional generating capacity, while other developers are considering the installation of biomass and hydroelectric power generating facilities.

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