Origis Energy is committed to creating philanthropic initiatives tailored to the needs of our utility and large-scale solar clients. For the MS Solar 3 / Sumrall II project in Sumrall, Lamar County, MS, the company has created the MS Solar 3 Philanthropic Initiative with a focus on education. Cooperative Energy has joined Origis Energy in the MS Solar 3 Philanthropic Initiative and is matching contributions to the recipient organizations.

Partnering Utility

Cooperative Energy works with the Power of 12 (Cooperative Energy and 11 Member electric cooperatives) to provide electricity from the Mississippi Delta to the Coast. The 11 distribution cooperatives own and maintain approximately 56,900 miles of distribution lines and provide service to approximately 423,000 homes and businesses throughout 55 counties in Mississippi.



The donations represent one-time contributions to each educational entity.

Entities Receiving Financial Assistance

This Mississippi Economic Council educational program encourages students to take a tech-prep course of study and recognizes those students who meet performance benchmarks for career-readiness.

The Lamar County Education Foundation is dedicated to supporting and enhancing quality educational programs in the Lamar County School District.

“Mississippi must have a trained workforce to keep our companies and our communities strong,” said Jim Compton, CEO of Hattiesburg-based Cooperative Energy.

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Philanthropic Effort News

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 [...]

$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 [...]

Cooperative Energy, Origis Energy Donate $125,000 To Mississippi Scholars & Tech Master Programs

MEC Initiatives Prepare Students to Join Workforce, Addresses Companies’ Needs JACKSON, Miss. (October 25, 2017) – Cooperative Energy and Origis Energy today made a joint donation of $125,000 to the Mississippi Scholars and Tech Master [...]