A Tesla Solar Roof was installed on this Habitat for Humanity home in Hattiesburg.

Mississippi Power, Southern Co. Partner to Build Smart Neighborhood in Lauderdale County

Nov. 19, 2020
Smart neighborhood to simplify homeowners' lives, give them more control over their home and energy use.

Mississippi Power and Southern Co. recently announced a partnership to build the first smart neighborhood in the world exclusively featuring the Tesla Solar Roof in Lauderdale County.

Enzor Place homes will also feature Powerwall batteries, energy efficient equipment and appliances, and smart home automation.

"Mississippi Power uses the most advanced technologies to offer creative energy solutions that make our customers' lives easier every day," said Anthony Wilson, Mississippi Power president and CEO. "This smart neighborhood is designed to simplify homeowners' lives and give them more control over their home and energy use."

Earlier this summer, Mississippi Power and Tesla installed the first Tesla Solar Roof in the state on a Habitat for Humanity home in Hattiesburg. The roof was installed by Cross Roofing, a certified Tesla installer, in less than three days. Mississippi Power is using the data collected at this residence to research how the Tesla Solar Roof performs in southeast Mississippi.

"Mississippi Power employees have volunteered on numerous Habitat for Humanity home builds across our service territory over the years," said Fran Forehand, Mississippi Power vice president of customer service and operations. "This was a natural partnership with Habitat that provides the added benefit of studying how an innovative technology can best serve our customers."

Enzor Place will have approximately 45 homes in Phase I, with 100 to 150 planned for the full development. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2021.

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