Mississippi has 25 electric power associations that deliver electricity to more than 754,000 meters (more than 650,000 residential meters) and one generation and transmission cooperative (South Mississippi Electric Power Association, Hattiesburg) which distributes wholesale power to 11 electric power associations.
These electric power associations energize a total of 93,859 miles of lines throughout a service area which covers 85% of the state's land mass.
The average number of consumers served per mile of line is 8, compared to the national average of 32 for investor-owned utilities and 41 for municipal-operated systems.
Electric power associations serve 50% of the electric meters in Mississippi, investor owned 40%, municipal systems - 10%
The plant investment per mile of distribution line is $31,269.
Electric power associations employ 2,866 Mississippians.