October is Energy Action Month

October is Energy Action Month

This October, Mississippi Power is actively engaged in Energy Action Month, a conscious effort to recognize and promote all aspects of energy and how it relates to the everyday lives of our customers and employees.

“Mississippi Power believes Energy Action Month is the perfect time to highlight the critical role energy plays in our daily lives and reinforce energy-wise behaviors to our customers and employees,” said Vice President of Customer Services Organization Nicole Faulk. “The goals of Energy Action Month are to think globally and lead locally on increasing awareness about energy consumption and encouraging energy-saving habits.”

The month highlights the company’s numerous energy initiatives, including National Energy Efficiency Day (Thursday, Oct. 5), the company’s Energy Efficiency Education Program, Careers in Energy Week, which includes the fifth anniversary of the company’s iCan! Girls in Engineering program and the company’s American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) BEAM event, which is set for Oct. 18.

Several energy and environmental innovations are also set to be highlighted this month, including the company’s award-winning Renew Our Rivers program and electric vehicles.

The company’s solar energy initiatives will also be featured during October, including highlights of the company’s diverse energy portfolio consisting of three operational utility-scale solar facilities and plans for one more in Lauderdale County.

When completed, Mississippi Power’s solar capacity will increase to 160 MW and solidify the company’s position as the largest partner in renewable energy in the state of Mississippi.

Celebrate Energy Action Month by learning more about how you use energy and how to make your energy choices more energy efficient.

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