Mississippi Power, Southern building smart neighborhood
- Dec 16, 2020 3:30 am GMT
Widespread adoption of residential solar generation and energy storage, electric vehicles, and smart appliances has the potential to dramatically affect electric utilities’ operations.
To see how, Mississippi Power and its parent, Southern Company, plan to build a neighborhood of homes with all those things so they can study them.
Called Enzor Place, the neighborhood will feature houses with Tesla Solar Roofs and Powerwall batteries, EV chargers, energy efficient equipment and appliances, and smart devices.
“We think these are all really important innovations that our customers are going to be interested in today, tomorrow, for years to come,” Mississippi Power spokesperson Jeff Shepard told The Meridian Star’s Anne Snabes, “and so it’s critical that we know how it will impact both their lives and grid reliability.”
Enzor Place will be located in Lauderdale County, Miss., although Mississippi Power and Southern haven’t specified where. The companies said it will have approximately 45 homes in Phase I, with 100-150 planned for the full development.
Mississippi Power and Tesla installed the first Solar Roof in Mississippi earlier this year on the Habitat for Humanity home in Hattiesburg that is pictured above.
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