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Amazon Web Services’ $10B investment will support long-term power reliability, affordability

Posted January 25, 2024 in News

Entergy Mississippi will soon provide power to support the single largest capital investment in state history. Finalized by Mississippi lawmakers today, a $10 billion planned investment by Amazon Web Services, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. company, will bring new jobs and economic development opportunities to the state. AWS’s planned investment in Mississippi will support long-term power reliability and affordability for all Entergy Mississippi customers.

“I’m tremendously proud of our teams for their years of efforts in helping to recruit the largest economic investment in Mississippi history,” said Haley Fisackerly, president and CEO, Entergy Mississippi. “The impacts of this sizeable investment will reach across our service territory, creating support for economic development and clean, modern power generation investments. Most importantly, this will allow us to produce reliable power, with the most advanced technology available, while keeping rates affordable and further helping all of our customers.”

Attracting a large customer like AWS will help keep rates lower for all customers than they otherwise would be in the future. The historic project will support nearby power grid advancements and power generation investments across the state, which will bring additional economic benefits.

“Just as Nissan did for the automotive industry, AWS will help cloud technology flourish in our state – making Mississippi a technology industry leader in the Southeast United States,” said Fisackerly. “We’re proud to be a partner in this historic investment in our communities and appreciate the fantastic collaboration with Governor Tate Reeves, the Mississippi Legislature, the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the Mississippi Public Utilities staff, Mississippi Development Authority, Madison County Economic Development Authority and others to bring this transformative project to the state.”

Entergy Mississippi currently serves global companies that have invested billions of dollars in their operations in the Jackson region, including Amazon, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., Nissan, Continental Tire and others. Even with this new, large customer coming onto our network, Entergy Mississippi remains ready to serve additional new customers and support existing customers’ expansions.

“Entergy Mississippi has been providing reliable, affordable power to customers for 100 years,” Fisackerly added. “We welcome AWS and a bright future with them as we continue in our next century of serving and growing Mississippi.”