Northwest Mississippi’s population and economic opportunities continue to grow year after year. To support this growth, Entergy Mississippi has launched a project designed to bring additional power to one of the fastest growing areas in Mississippi. The Snowden Park Project calls for the construction of a new substation located along the Getwell Road corridor in Southaven. The work will support and enable economic growth in Northwest Mississippi as well as enhance reliability for our existing and future customers.
What are the benefits of the Snowden Park project?
Demand for energy in the Northwest Mississippi area is projected to continue to grow. The substation and new transmission lines, as designed, will support and enable economic growth in Northwest Mississippi as well as enhance reliability for our existing transmission system by providing capacity for future residential, commercial and industrial growth in DeSoto County.
Entergy Mississippi has identified several possible routes for this project and the maps linked below show the approximate locations being considered:
Input from our customers, area residents and community leaders are essential in developing an effective and efficient project plan.
Public Open House
In light of COVID-19 concerns, Entergy Mississippi developed this webpage for the public to review the potential routes instead of holding an open house. Entergy Mississippi is providing an opportunity for members of the community to provide their feedback.
Notice to Landowners
All landowners of record on or near one of the routes being considered for the proposed project will be notified.
Click here to download a brochure about the project.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the project's timeframe?
While this project will still need to be approved by the MPSC, we expect to begin in the summer of 2022 with completion scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.
Should I be concerned about safety issues?
Our top priority is to have a safe, accident-free environment. Entergy Mississippi has developed detailed on-site safety measures that have been tailored to meet the specific needs of the project, community and impacted areas.
When will the crews be working?
Crews will work primarily from dawn to dusk, approximately 10 to 12 hours per day.
Will we notice the transmission construction crews?
Yes. Multiple crews will be working simultaneously on each of the designated streets. Construction crews and equipment will be contained within the substation property with the exception of dump trucks, hauling equipment, and material delivery trucks or equipment. Crews will also use very large equipment, including 24-foot-wide bucket trucks and 120-foot cranes at each of the existing transmission poles.
How will my neighborhood be impacted?
During the civil portion of the substation project, there will be a steady flow of dump trucks and hauling equipment that will transport fill material to the site. After the civil portion of the project is completed, the traffic will be reduced to intermittent material deliveries and construction crew arrivals/departures. When construction is taking place in your neighborhood, there will be revolving street closures, no parking zones, as well as pedestrian and bicycle restrictions.
Will my neighborhood lose power?
We have currently identified a few locations that will require brief service interruptions as a result of this project. For those affected customers, we will provide you with advance notice so that the appropriate accommodations can be arranged.
How long will crews be working on my block?
The duration of work on your block will vary, depending on the distance between the existing poles in that section of the project. Entergy has developed a detailed communication plan to keep you informed before the crews reach your neighborhood. We will provide you with specific information to ensure you have the best information in a timely manner.
What about the trees and other vegetation?
Entergy Mississippi works with experts to ensures trees are trimmed in such a way to protect their health while still maintaining reliability – something we already do as part of our annual proactive maintenance plan. As always, safety is our top priority. We will trim or remove trees that are too close to power lines to eliminate hazards, reduce outages and help ensure the safety of the public and crews.
How will I know if my street or block will be directly impacted?
If there is a large steel transmission pole located on your street, you will be impacted. Advance notification will be made through a variety of channels, including local and social media and direct calls. Additionally, Entergy Mississippi customer service representatives will be knocking on doors and meeting one-on-one with residents and business owners to ensure that everyone is informed of the project construction work zones and timelines. Be on the lookout for Entergy Mississippi representatives in your neighborhood.
Where should I report neighborhood issues and concerns regarding this project?
If you have any questions about the project, please contact us at 800-595-7134 or email us at SnowdenPark@entergy.com.