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JEFF BOWMAN ASSUMES ROLE AS COOPERATIVE ENERGY CEO

  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Jeff Bowman officially assumed his duties as Cooperative Energy president and CEO today.   Cooperative Energy’s Board of Directors in May named Bowman as president, and the successor to long-time president and CEO Jim Compton, who is now President Emeritus.   Bowman,48, becomes only the fourth CEO in the company’s history. …

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Cooperative Energy Dedicates Engine Power Plant in Benndale

Technology Allows Utility to Continue Mission and Provide Reliable, Safe Energy   BENNDALE, MS – Cooperative Energy today dedicated a new gas-fired engine power plant at its Benndale Station, marking the first electric utility globally to own and place Wärtsilä 31SG engines into commercial operation.   The 22.7 MW plant, located in rural George County, …

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COOPERATIVE ENERGY NAMES JEFF BOWMAN AS NEW PRESIDENT AND NEXT CEO

Hattiesburg, Miss. – Cooperative Energy’s Board of Directors today announced the selection of Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer Jeff Bowman as the company’s new President. Bowman additionally will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer in late 2019, upon the retirement of Cooperative Energy’s current President and CEO Jim Compton.   Bowman, 47, will …

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Cooperative Energy Plans to Expand Solar Portfolio with New Delta’s Edge Facility

  Cooperative plans to purchase all electricity from renewable energy facility developed by Renewable Energy Systems Hattiesburg-based Cooperative Energy today announced plans to grow its renewable energy portfolio through an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES), with electricity to be generated at a 100 MW solar energy facility near Greenwood in Carroll County. The parties …

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Cooperative Energy Plans Conversion of its Plant Morrow Electric Generation Plant

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (June 21, 2018) – Cooperative Energy today announced a five-year plan to convert R.D. Morrow, Sr. Generating Station (Plant Morrow) from coal to a natural gas- fired combined cycle plant. Plant Morrow is located in Lamar County near Purvis, Miss. Efficiency and improved economic factors led Cooperative Energy’s Board of Directors to approve …

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Cooperative Energy, Origis Energy Celebrate Successful Launch of 52 MW Lamar County Solar Site

SUMRALL, MS (March 7, 2018) – Cooperative Energy and Origis Energy today celebrated their new joint venture 52-megawatt solar project in Lamar County, signifying a major commitment to generating environmentally-friendly renewable energy. Elected officials and business leaders joined the two companies at the celebration, held at the facility site near Sumrall in Lamar County. The …

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COOPERATIVE ENERGY REQUESTS MEMBERS LOWER ENERGY USAGE

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Cooperative Energy has been asked by our reliability coordinator, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) to request that our end users curtail their electricity usage on January 18 between 5:00am-11:00am. The severe temperatures are causing a critical shortage of electricity in the mid United States region. This voluntary reduction of usage will hopefully …

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MISO CANCELS REQUEST FOR COOPERATIVE ENERGY MEMBERS TO LOWER ENERGY USAGE

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Earlier this morning, our reliability coordinator, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) requested that Cooperative Energy ask our end users to curtail their electricity usage between 5:00am-11:00am. This request was made in an effort to minimize strain on the electric system due to the severe temperatures which have been causing a critical …

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Cooperative Energy Selects New Wärtsilä 31SG Engine Technology for Power Generation in the USA

The technology group Wärtsilä will deliver a 22.7 MW Smart Power Generation plant under a full Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract to Cooperative Energy, a member-owned electric cooperative based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The project will consist of two gas-fired Wärtsilä 31SG engines, the first order for the world’s most efficient gas engine. The plant …

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$25,000 Donated to Lamar County Education Foundation By Cooperative Energy, Origis Energy

  The Foundation Fulfills Teacher Requests to Enhance Student Educational Experience   HATTIESBURG, Miss. (October 30, 2017) – Cooperative Energy and Origis Energy today made a joint donation of $25,000 to the Lamar County Education Foundation. The donation will support students throughout the Lamar County school district in Mississippi. “This donation is our way of …

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