Mississippi Power, Southern Company announce smart neighborhood collaboration in Lauderdale County

GULFPORT, Miss., Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mississippi Power and Southern Company announced this morning a partnership to build the first smart neighborhood in the world exclusively featuring the Tesla Solar Roof in Lauderdale County.

Enzor Place homes will also feature Powerwall batteries, energy efficient equipment and appliances, and smart home automation.

"Mississippi Power uses the most advanced technologies to offer creative energy solutions that make our customers' lives easier every day," Mississippi Power President and CEO Anthony Wilson said. "This smart neighborhood is designed to simplify homeowners' lives and give them more control over their home and energy use."

Earlier this summer, Mississippi Power and Tesla installed the first Solar Roof in the state on a Habitat for Humanity home in Hattiesburg. The roof was installed by Cross Roofing, a Certified Tesla Installer, in less than three days. Mississippi Power is using the data collected at this residence to research how the Tesla Solar Roof performs in southeast Mississippi.

"Mississippi Power employees have volunteered on numerous Habitat for Humanity home builds across our service territory over the years," Mississippi Power Vice President of Customer Service and Operations Fran Forehand said. "This was a natural partnership with Habitat that provides the added benefit of studying how an innovative technology can best serve our customers."

Enzor Place will have approximately 45 homes in Phase I, with 100-150 planned for the full development. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2021.

Now in its 95th year of operations, Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and affordable energy for more than 188,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. With nearly 160 megawatts of approved solar energy capacity, Mississippi Power is the largest partner in providing renewable energy in the state of Mississippi. Visit our websites at mississippipower.com and mississippipowernews.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on TwitterInstagramLinkedIn, and YouTube.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain information contained in this release is forward–looking information based on current expectations and plans that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward–looking information includes, among other things, the timing of construction projects. Mississippi Power cautions that there are certain factors that can cause actual results to differ materially from the forward–looking information that has been provided. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on this forward–looking information, which is not a guarantee of future performance and is subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the control of Mississippi Power; accordingly, there can be no assurance that such suggested results will be realized. The following factors, in addition to those discussed in Mississippi Power's Annual Report on Form 10–K for the year ended December 31, 2019, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, and subsequent securities filings, could cause actual results to differ materially from management expectations as suggested by such forward–looking information: the impact of recent and future federal and state regulatory changes, as well as changes in application of existing laws and regulations; the potential effects of the continued COVID-19 pandemic; the ability to control costs and avoid cost and schedule overruns; performance of counterparties; and catastrophic events. Mississippi Power expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward–looking information.

SOURCE Southern Company; Mississippi Power

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