Mississippi Power Generation has record-setting year delivering power

GULFPORT, Miss., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mississippi Power Generation set company records in 2015 for net generation produced and reliability, with performance better than the industry average.

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"In 2015, Mississippi Power's generating fleet produced more electricity than ever, and did it more reliably and efficiently than we ever have," Mississippi Power President and CEO Anthony Wilson said. "This is a testament to the employees that operate these units and their commitment to deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers."

Equivalent Forced Outage Rate, or EFOR, is a measure of the availability of generation units to meet customer needs due to unplanned forced outages. In 2015, Mississippi Power's EFOR was .84 percent, which is about five times below the industry average. The lesser the amount of time that units are on an outage means the more generation is available to meet customer needs.

Equivalent Unplanned Unavailability Factor, or EUUF, is a measure of a generating unit's unavailability due to unplanned forced and maintenance outages. In 2015, Mississippi Power's EUUF was 1.44 percent. A low EUUF indicates a higher availability to meet customers' needs.

"Our plant employees work extremely hard to maintain our system and the equipment they operate that provides service to our customers," Vice President of Generation and Senior Production Officer Allen Reaves said. "Safely providing service to our customers is our top priority."

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. Mississippi Power has been recognized throughout the utility industry for excellence in storm restoration and recovery efforts and as a leader in safety. Visit our websites at mississippipower.com and mississippipowernews.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.

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