Franklin County to get a new $14M substation

Published 7:00 am Friday, January 7, 2022

Franklin County will have a new $14 million substation by year’s end, according to Entergy Mississippi spokesman Dustin Shack.

In a bid to improve transmission grid reliability, Entergy Mississippi will soon begin construction on the project aimed at improving reliability and modernizing transmission and substation infrastructure. Crews will work to expand the Franklin 500 kV Substation situated on existing land owned by the company in Franklin County.

Entergy Louisiana will also perform upgrades in the McKnight 500 kV Substation in 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 that enable the flow of bulk power into and throughout the region.

Construction is expected to be complete by December 2022.