WelcomeMEAM - The Municipal Energy Agency of Mississippi was organized in 1978 pursuant to the Mississippi Joint Municipal Electric Power and Energy Law. Current members of MEAM are Greenwood, Leland, Kosciusko, Canton, Durant, and Itta Bena. MEAM sells wholesale electric power and energy to its members, who, in turn provide electric service to approximately 25,000 residential, small and medium industrial and commercial accounts. The combined populations of the six municipalities are approximately 60,000.
MEAM is a non-profit entity managed by energy professionals governed by a board of commissioners appointed by its local member municipalities. Its member cities represent a growing number of cities and towns across the nation which have chosen to be consumer-owned utilities, locally controlled, thereby providing low cost, dependable supplies of electric power to local consumers, while keeping the financial benefits at home in their local communities.In 2006, MEAM issued $103 million in Revenue Bonds to purchase a 6% undivided interest in Plum Point Energy Station outstide of Osceola, Arkansas. This 665 megawatt facility is projected to be a significant contribution to MEAM's portfolio of economical, reliable power.
Through joint action, municipal utilities in Mississippi can work together in today's tumultous energy markets to provide better wholesale services, more reliable and economic power than otherwise possible. It's the power of municipals working together for their customers.
MEAM does not bill any retail or industrial customers directly, but provides wholesale eletric service to and on behalf of its member cities.