Mississippi Power has easement rights to the majority of its utility corridors; in fact, very few miles of transmission rights-of-way are company-owned. See answers to frequently asked questions.
Certain uses of Mississippi Power easements or property will not interfere with the transmission right-of-way as long as standards of use are observed. Agricultural, horticultural or grazing activities are authorized by the underlying property owner, but will be monitored by our crews. These uses do not require a written agreement except when they are proposed on property owned by the company in fee.
An encroachment of Mississippi Power's right-of-way is any use or activity within the transmission right-of-way that restricts (in any way) the full use or purpose for which the right-of-way was established.
Mississippi Power has determined specific trees and ornamentals acceptable for planting within the easement. In order to qualify for consideration, these trees must be planted in a landscaped area and must not exceed 10' feet upon maturity.
Mississippi Power will accommodate reasonable uses of our easements and fee property. Uses that interfere with, obstruct, restrict or endanger the use of our rights-of-way, fee property and transmission facilities will not be permitted in order to preserve our right to construct, replace, operate, maintain, reconstruct and access power and communication lines in a safe and timely manner.
These uses may be permitted under specified circumstances:
The following are examples of uses that are not permissible:
The application process for an encroachment agreement to permit activity may be initiated by applying online.
Contact us with questions concerning the above activities and encroachments.