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Mississippi Hydropower Transmission & Interconnection(8-MS)

In Mississippi, a hydropower 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

Certificate of Public Good/Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate): A developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Mississippi Public Service Commission for the construction of transmission lines associated with a hydropower facility. Miss. Code Ann. § 77-3-14(1).
Certificate Regulatory Agency: Mississippi Public Service Commission
Certificate Threshold: To “construct, acquire, extend, or operate equipment” manufacturing, generating, transmitting, or distributing electricity for public sale. Miss. Code Ann. § 77-3-14(1).
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).
Transmission Interconnection Request Process (Interconnection Request): Mississippi does not currently have a state specific interconnection request process.

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