Mississippi Power significantly expands energy efficiency program offerings, Customers to benefit from new energy solutions

Gulfport, Miss. – Mississippi Power is strengthening its commitment to providing solutions for its customers with eight new energy efficiency programs approved today by the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC). The programs provide a variety of incentives to residential and commercial customers to promote energy savings.

“The expansion of programs will add immediate value and enhance our established offerings such as home energy audits and low-interest rate financing on energy efficient home improvements,” said Customer Services Organization Vice President Jeff Franklin. “Mississippi Power has long supported energy education and we believe these new programs will encourage our customers to use energy wisely to get the most out of their energy dollar, especially during the summer months.”

Mississippi Power’s new programs include:

- Residential Energy Audit and Direct Install Program
- Residential and Commercial Air Conditioning Tune-Up and Replacement Program
- Small Business Direct Install and Incentive Program
- School Kits and Education Program
- Residential and Business Lighting Program
- Large Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive and Custom Program
- Neighborhood Efficiency Program
- Behavioral Analysis Program

“We expect more than half of our customers to take advantage of Mississippi Power’s new energy efficiency programs,” Marketing Principal Chad Ihrig said. “The new suite of programs has been designed to encourage smart energy use through education and low-cost energy savings steps such as installing compact florescent light bulbs, and having an air conditioner tune-up performed.”

The various programs are expected to begin by early fall, with full roll out by year’s end.

Customers have a wide variety of energy efficiency information available on MississippiPower.com, at local customer service offices or by calling the 24 hours a day, seven days a week customer service line at 1-800-532-1502.

Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and environmentally responsible energy for more than 186,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Recognized throughout the utility industry for excellence in storm restoration and recovery efforts, is the 2013 winner of the Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Assistance Award. As a leader in safety, Mississippi Power ranked first in the 2013 Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) Safety Performance Reports. Visit our website at www.mississippipower.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.


For further information: Keith Guillot 228.865.5543 or 228.861.5543 (24/7 media line) kguillot@southernco.com