“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.
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.
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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