Mississippi already enjoys significant economic activity rooted in the energy sector and has the assets and resources to realize further economic growth from energy and energy-related technologies.
Today, nearly all of the electric power generated in Mississippi is sourced from three fuel sources- natural gas, coal, and nuclear. Similarly, these three fuels account for the vast majority of power generation in the United States and in the rest of the world.
Most of the fuel used for electricity generation in Mississippi is imported from other parts of the United States.
As a general rule, electric power is most efficiently used closer to the source of generation. Therefore, having adequate generation assets near all demand centers, along with a robust transmission and distribution system for delivery and interconnection with other segments of the electricity grid, is necessary to meet peak demand requirements. The map below depicts fuel generation assets in Mississippi.