Cooperative Energy participates in inaugural Day of Service

Published 4:41 pm Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Staff Report

Cooperative Energy, in conjunction with Coast Electric, Dixie Electric, Singing River Electric, and Yazoo Valley Electric, participated in Cooperative Day of Service, where employees volunteered in the communities they serve on Martin Luther King Day.

On Jan. 21, Cooperative Energy employees at Batesville Generating Station plant hosted a collection drive for the Panola County Food Pantry. More than 500 food items were collected and donated.

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“Cooperative Energy and our Member systems are always looking for opportunities to improve the quality of life in Mississippi,” said Christa Bishop, Cooperative Energy’s senior vice president of communications. “We created Cooperative Day of Service along with our fellow electric cooperatives to give our employees an opportunity to volunteer and directly give back to the communities we serve, which is also the place we all call home.”

“Giving back to the communities where our member-consumers live is a staple of cooperative businesses,” said Bishop. “Cooperative Energy and our Member systems are spread across Mississippi, so by joining together for the Cooperative Day of Service, we are able to give back to communities across the state.”

Cooperative Energy generates and transmits electricity to 11 Member-owned electric distribution cooperatives. Known as the Power of 12, Cooperative Energy and its Member cooperatives work together to provide, safe, reliable and affordable power from the Mississippi Delta to the Coast. The 11 electric cooperatives own and maintain approximately 56,700 miles of distribution lines and provide service to approximately 430,000 home and businesses throughout 55 counties.