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.
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).|
|Public Utility/Electric Plant 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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