Entergy Mississippi has begun work on a $14-million project aimed at improving reliability and modernizing transmission and substation infrastructure that serves customers in southwest Mississippi.
Crews will be working to expand the Franklin 500 kV Substation which will reside on existing land owned by the company in Franklin County, Mississippi.
To better serve customers, Entergy Mississippi will install new electric facilities and upgrade other protective equipment in the Franklin 500 kV Substation located in Franklin County, Mississippi. Entergy Louisiana will also perform upgrades in the McKnight 500 kV Substation located in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.
These upgrades to the Bulk Electric System will benefit electrical customers in southwest Mississippi and Louisiana by improving transmission grid reliability and modernizing protective systems enhancing the transmission facilities which enable the flow of bulk power into and throughout the region.
Construction is expected to be complete by December 2022.