Desoto County News

Entergy’s Snowden Grove Park substation construction completed

Photo: Snowden Grove Park substation in Southaven (Bob Bakken/

Entergy Mississippi has completed construction of a new distribution substation in the Snowden Grove Park community, near Tchulahoma Road in Southaven. The substation is a part of a $37 million project, which included constructing nearly two miles of new transmission lines, 12 miles of new and rebuilt distribution lines, and 74 new composite poles.

The project enhances reliability for the existing transmission and distribution systems by providing capacity for future residential, commercial and industrial growth in DeSoto County.

“Northwest Mississippi is one of the fastest growing areas in the state, and we’re proud to be a part of the progress,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. “This new substation allows us to support and enable economic growth in the area and continue to provide reliable service at affordable rates.”

Construction began in April 2022, and the substation was officially put into service on Dec. 22, 2023. With a new amphitheater and several restaurants, forecasts show the growth trends in the area could have created overload conditions between nearby Greenbrook and Plum Point substations. Bringing the Snowden Park Substation into service alleviates those risks and improves reliability for all three substations.

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite (left) visits the Snowden Park Substation with Entergy Mississippi team members Robert Johnston, Bobby Smith, Dane Chamberlin, Amy Gabbert (Entergy Mississippi photo)