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Mississippi Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-MS)

In Mississippi, a developer should consult local zoning regulations during the transmission siting process. A developer may need Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Mississippi Public Service Commission for certain interconnection and transmission projects.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.


Permitting at a Glance

Mississippi Federal

Transmission Siting: Mississippi does not have a comprehensive siting process. However, electrical corporations may need to obtain a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity from the Mississippi Public Service Commission.
Transmission Siting Agency: Mississippi Public Service Commission
Transmission Siting Threshold: Mississippi does not have a comprehensive siting process.
Preemptive Authority: The Mississippi Public Service Commission has primary jurisdiction over transmission siting determinations.
Regulated Entity Definition: A public utility is defined as “persons and corporations…owning or operating…equipment or facilities for: the generation, manufacture, transmission or distribution of electricity to or for the public for consumption.” Miss. Code Ann. § 77-3-3(d)(i).
Public Utility Certificate Threshold: Public Utilities may need a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Mississippi Public Service Commission to “construct, acquire, extend, or operate equipment” manufacturing, generating, transmitting, or distributing electricity for public sale. Miss. Code Ann. § 77-3-14(1).
Processing Timeframe: There is no statutorily defined timeframe for approval.