Electricity Laws and Incentives in Mississippi
The list below contains summaries of all Mississippi laws and incentives related to electricity.
Utility / Private Incentives
Commercial Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station and Off-Road Equipment Rebate - Mississippi Power
Mississippi Power offers commercial customers a rebate of $2,000 for the purchase of a Level 2 EV charging station, truck electric auxiliary power unit plug, or truck electric transport refrigeration unit. Mississippi Power also offers customers and dealerships rebates of up to $1,000 for the purchase of an electric forklift. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the Mississippi Power EVs website.
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate – Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
TVA will establish and fund a network of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations every 50 miles along interstates and major highways through the Fast Charge Network Program (Program). The Program offers funding for public DCFC stations along EV corridor gaps, up to $150,000 per DCFC station. Eligible applicants include TVA Local Power Companies, and eligible projects must include a minimum of two DCFC ports per location. Program participants must identify suitable host sites and agree to own, operate, and maintain Program-funded DCFC stations for a minimum of five years. For more information, including guidelines and additional eligibility requirements, see the TVA Fast Charge Network website.
Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Support
Mississippi utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific of the United States. NEHC utility members agree to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoiding duplication among coalition utilities, and complement existing corridor DCFC sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.
Electric Vehicle (EV) and EV Charging Station Incentive - Entergy
Entergy offers commercial customers rebates for the purchase of select EVs and Level 2 EV charging stations. Rebates are available in the following amounts:
|Electric Forklifts||Up to $500|
|Electric Drayage Trucks||$1,500|
|Electric Truck Refrigeration||$1,000|
|Electric Cranes||Up to $25,000|
|Electric Scissor and Boom Lift||$100|
|Light-Duty Electric Burden Carrier||$100|
|Electric Walk-Behind Floor Scrubber||$100|
|Electric Riding Floor Scrubber||$150|
|Electric Golf Cart||$150|
|Level 2 EV Charging Station||$250|
|Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) Station||Up to $1,500|
Other technologies may be eligible for this incentive on a case-by-case basis. For more information, including eligible technologies, see the Entergy eTech website.
Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) and EV Charging Station Rebate – Mississippi Power
Mississippi Power offers residential customers rebates for new, leased, or pre-owned EVs. Rebates are available in the following amounts:
|Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)||New||$750|
Mississippi Power also offers a rebate of up to $250 for Level 2 EV charging stations. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the Mississippi Power EVs website.
Laws and Regulations
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Authority
The Mississippi Transportation Commission (Commission) has the authority to enter into partnerships with private companies to design, finance, construct, operate, or maintain EV charging stations in the state. EV charging stations must adhere to minimum standards set by the Commission. The Commission may authorize periodic inspections of EV charging stations.
(Reference Senate Bill 2562, 2023)
Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Fees
In addition to standard registration fees, all-electric vehicle owners must pay an annual fee of $150 and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and HEV owners must pay an annual fee of $75. Beginning July 1, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Revenue will increase the fee annually to account for inflation, equal to the increase in the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers for the prior year.
(Reference Mississippi Code 27-19-21 and 27-19-23)
Energy Performance Contract Authorization
Public entities in Mississippi are authorized to enter into energy services and performance contracts to pay for energy efficiency improvements with energy savings, including savings from the use of alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure.
(Reference Mississippi Code 31-7-14)
Fuel-Efficient and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Use
The State Bureau of Fleet Management (Bureau), operated through the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, coordinates and promotes fuel efficiency when state agencies purchase, lease, rent, acquire, use, maintain, and dispose of vehicles. The Bureau encourages state agencies to use fuel-efficient or hybrid electric vehicles as appropriate and, when feasible, use alternative fuels, including ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas, or electricity, to operate the vehicles. At least 75% of all vehicles titled under the Bureau must have a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated fuel economy rating of at least 40 miles per gallon for highway driving.
(Reference Mississippi Code 25-1-77)
Public Utility Definition
A person who purchases electricity on a metered retail basis from an electric public utility and provides a portion to the public for the purpose of charging EVs and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) is defined as an end-use customer and not a public utility.
School Electric Vehicle (EV) Purchase Authorization
Local school boards are authorized to purchase, own, and operate EVs. EVs must be used to transport children to and from public schools. School boards are also authorized to use transportation funds from the school district for the purchase of EVs and vehicle servicing, maintenance, and repair.
(Reference Mississippi Code 37-41-81)
Mississippi's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Planning
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to submit an annual EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office), describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. The submitted plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.
For more information about Mississippi’s NEVI planning process, see the MDOT Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure website. To review Mississippi’s NEVI plan, see the Joint Office State Plans for EV Charging website.
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