Mississippi just got its first utility-scale wind farm

Amazon is the core customer for the 184-MW installation in Mississippi, which comes as the onshore wind industry attempts to rebound after a slow 2023.

Wind energy development has long been stuck in the doldrums in the southeastern United States. Until very recently, nine states in the region had installed precisely zero megawatts of commercial wind capacity, even as turbines spread across every other U.S. state.

Mississippi, however, has just bucked that trend.

On Tuesday, the state officially marked the opening of its first utility-scale wind farm, which began producing clean electricity last month, according to an announcement shared exclusively with Canary Media.

AES Corp. owns and operates the 184-megawatt Delta wind project in Tunica County, which is nestled in Mississippi’s northwestern corner near the borders with Arkansas and Tennessee. Tech giant Amazon is purchasing power from the 41-turbine facility to support its growing data center operations and logistics hubs in the region.


Yes. The wind potential for the southeast is low.



But not for the Mississippi River Valley where this wind farm is located.

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