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 shortage of electricity in the south central United States region.
At this time, system conditions have improved such that MISO has canceled the request for limited usage and end users may resume normal electric usage. Thank you for your consideration and for your help.
Cooperative Energy serves as the only not-for-profit wholesale electric power provider headquartered in Mississippi. In this role, Cooperative Energy generates and transmits electricity for 11 Member distribution systems located in the southern and western portions of the state. Cooperative Energy and its 11 Member cooperatives provide power to more than 423,000 homes and business across the state.