- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved three solar projects.

The Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/1O6r3SD ) reports the three facilities will produce 105 megawatts of electricity for Mississippi Power Co.’s 190,000 ratepayers.

The plants, located in Sumrall, Hattiesburg and Gulfport, will produce electricity for 15,500 homes. The electricity generated from all three will be used for at least the next 25 years.

The Sumrall project will cost $102 million and will be constructed by Mississippi Solar 2 on 4,085 acres. Hattiesburg Farm will invest $85 million for the Hattiesburg plant on 450 acres. CB Energy will spend $6.4 million on the Gulfport project at the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Center.

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley says the sky is the limit when it comes to how the state is powered.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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