Randy M. Watkins

Welcome to South Mississippi Electric. Our Generation and Transmission cooperative has been in business more than 40 years. We began by meeting the wholesale power requirements of seven small electric power associations. Today, in a growing, ever-changing energy world, our role remains the same, but the size of the job is bigger: we now provide reliable, economical electric power for the more than 412,000 homes and businesses served by our eleven Member systems.

Now more than ever, regulatory requirements, financial constraints, environmental considerations, and technological advancements are creating constant challenges. The electric industry is changing, and the rate of change is accelerating. The men and women of South Mississippi Electric are striving not only to meet the demands of change but to convert them into opportunities. That process requires disciplined, focused management of our facilities, resources, and operations. Our Members and their consumers demand and deserve no less.

South Mississippi Electric's tradition and history are strong. We understand and embrace our role as leaders in the electric industry, mindful of how important our service is to the quality of life we enjoy in our state and region. Every day, as a system of cooperatives dedicated to “Growing Mississippi,” we strive to maximize “The Power of 12.”

Contact Randy M. Watkins

South Mississippi Electric Power Association
Right of Way Agent/Forester
P O Box 15849
Hattiesburg, Mississippi  9404-5849
Phone: 601-705-1703
Fax: 601-705-1730


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Forrest County, Mississippi

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