Electric plant boss honored for efforts after Katrina

On the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina the South Mississippi Electric Power Association took time to honor one of its own.

The new office wing of the Moselle Generating Plant was dedicated in the name of retired plant superintendent Jack Thompson.

Thompson and his crew were cited for their tireless efforts in the days following Hurricane Katrina.  After the storm South Mississippi Electric lost 198 substations with the Moselle plant being the only one south of Jackson that stayed online.

Until the other substations came back online, the Moselle plant served as a primary power supplier all the way to the Tennessee line and in South Mississippi.