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  • Mississippi has 25 electric cooperatives that deliver electricity to more than 793,900 meters (more than 682,600 residential meters) and one generation and transmission cooperative (Cooperative Energy, Hattiesburg) which distributes wholesale power to 11 electric power associations. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) provides wholesale power to the other 14 electric power associations.
  • These electric copperatives energize a total of 95,360 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 8.3, compared to the national average of 32 for investor-owned utilities and 41 for municipal-operated systems.
  • Electric cooperatives serve 50% of the electric meters in Mississippi, investor owned 40%, municipal systems - 10%
  • Electric cooperatives employ 2,933 Mississippians.