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Mississippi Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (MS)

The steps of the Mississippi bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.

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Bulk Transmission Development in Mississippi

The Mississippi electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In Mississippi, SERC Reliability Corporation is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators, and users of the bulk electric system.

Mississippi has two balancing authorities: Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). MISO is the primary balancing authority, while TVA monitors transmission systems in northeast Mississippi. MISO and TVA work together to centrally dispatch generation and coordinate the movement of wholesale electricity in Mississippi.

In Mississippi, there are investor-owned, independent, and cooperative transmission providers, including:

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