Company involvement adds to nonprofit’s anniversary celebration.

Mississippi Power employees recently served in a variety of roles at events around the Meridian area in celebration of Black History Month.

As always, the exercises featured company employees and co-op students speaking and interacting with female students to spark interest in the field of engineering.

More than 1,200 Pine Belt area students exposed to an interactive career fair.

Approximately 500 attended the banquet, including numerous family members of the honorees. Jackson State Interim President Rod Paige, the former U.S. Secretary of Education, was the keynote speaker.

Pine Belt employees participate in Pine Belt Strong Telethon.

The company continues final start-up activities at the project, achieving integrated operation of both gasifiers, including the production of electricity from syngas in both combustion turbines, on Jan. 29, 2017, with sustained operation through the present time. This is the facility’s most significant milestone to-date.

On Friday, the company provided the media and key Pine Belt customers with a firsthand look at the progress being made at the 590-acre, 52-MW solar generation station in Lamar County. When completed, it will be the largest solar facility in Mississippi.

Crews assisting Mississippi Power in the restoration effort came from sister company Gulf Power, and utility partners in Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and north Mississippi.