Operating
December 2017
Lamar County, MS

Sumrall II Solar

This 52 MWac solar project in Mississippi came online in 2017 to supply clean energy for Cooperative Energy and its members.

Solar capacity
52mw
homes powered
13K
co2 emissions Avoided
65K MT
Project Overview

Sumrall I and II, at the time of completion, together represented the largest solar facility east of the Mississippi River.

“Our members have told us they want more renewable energy in our portfolio,” said Jim Compton, Cooperative Energy’s president and CEO. “The project provides a significant amount of solar energy to power the homes and businesses we serve. So we are responding to our members, and also providing clean, affordable energy.” Source: Solar panel installation release, 9.25.17.

ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION

Cooperative Energy joined Origis Energy in the Sumrall II Philanthropic Initiative, matching contributions to the recipient organizations for total giving of $150,000. The recipients included The Mississippi Economic Council, an educational program encouraging students to take a tech-prep course of study and recognizes those students who meet performance benchmarks for career-readiness and The Lamar County Education Foundation dedicated to supporting and enhancing quality educational programs in the Lamar County School District.

When announced in October 2017, the gift to the Mississippi Scholars and Tech Master programs was the largest single gift made to the programs.

ENERGY IMPORTANCE

Sumrall II provides clean energy to the Cooperative’s 423,000 members across Mississippi. Origis Energy developed, built and operates the electric generation site, and Cooperative Energy purchases all power produced at the location.

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