Attala generating plant begins commercial service

The new power plant, located in central Mississippi’s Attala County roughly 75 miles north-northeast of Jackson, is capable of producing 500 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about half-a-million homes. The combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power generating facility is a “merchant” plant, selling electricity competitively to the region’s various utilities and other purchasers via the Energy transmission lines.

By the OGJ Online Staff

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