Chances are when you go outside, the last thing you think about is your power. But Cooperative Energy and its eleven electric cooperatives are working hard to protect Mississippi’s environment and to keep our air and water clean. After all, in Mississippi, enjoying the outdoors is how many of us recharge.
By working together, we’ve invested over $621 million in the last six years to reduce emissions and to improve the overall efficiency of our existing generating fleet. And we’ve set out to develop solar power, starting with five small-scale solar power facilities located from the Delta to the Coast.
Read on to explore more ways we’re focusing on protecting the environment, while keeping your power costs low.
Since 2005, the Cooperative Energy Member Systems have reduced carbon emissions over 40%. But our work is not done. Members have told us that renewable energy is important to them, so we’re working to build a solar power generation facility, coming soon.
Each of our electric cooperatives reaches out on a local level to help make communities a better place. We participate in Adopt-a-Highway, Habitat for Humanity and Earth Day programs, to name a few.
Helping our members conserve and save is as important as developing new sources of power. Such programs as free energy audits, online calculators and automated metering help members reduce their energy usage.