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Greenwell Springs, LA – DEMCO alerts members to prepare for severe weather that may result in outages across DEMCO service areas. According to the National Weather Service New Orleans, there is a high threat of damaging winds and tornados predicted 7 a.m. Wednesday through 7 a.m. Thursday. 

DEMCO crews are ready to respond when it... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA – A severe weather system with strong gusty winds greater than 60 mph are possible and will likely result in outages across DEMCO service areas. Crews are ready to respond when it is safe to do so. Please be advised that storm debris can hide downed power lines and be extra cautious! Any dangling line or lines on the ground can be deadly. Crews... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA – A wintry mix of precipitation and below-freezing temperatures is expected across DEMCO service areas and may result in outages.

 

“Whenever below-freezing temperatures and rain are forecasted,... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO announced their selection of seven students to participate in its
Youth Cooperative Ambassador Program (YCAP), class of 2022. YCAP is an all-expense-paid leadership and
educational program for 9th and 10th grade DEMCO member-students.

“We received many outstanding applications from students in our seven-parish service area, and the... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO launched a funding partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) today in St. Helena Parish with administrative partner and local affiliate Volunteers of America. First Lady Donna Edwards welcomed children and caregivers gathered at the Dennis Mills Early Learning Center.

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Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO CEO & General Manager Randy Pierce recently addressed
challenges that have affected DEMCO members over the past several months.

“First, wholesale power costs for DEMCO rose 60 percent beginning this past summer,” Pierce said. “One
reason for this increase is DEMCO spread the costs of Winter Storm Uri over a year to prevent a shocking... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – The annual DEMCO essay contest is underway from November 1, 2021, through January 21, 2022. The contest is open to high school juniors in DEMCO’s seven-parish service areas: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and West Feliciana. 

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Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – The DEMCO Foundation invites DEMCO members to apply for the DEMCO Foundation scholarship program.  DEMCO members in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and West Feliciana are invited to apply.

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Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO announced today the Youth Cooperative Ambassador Program (YCAP), a new
community initiative for DEMCO 9th and 10th grade member-students.

Designed to educate and promote understanding of the cooperative business model, principles, and practices, YCAP is
an all-expense-paid leadership and educational opportunity organized and sponsored by... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO announced today the Youth Cooperative Ambassador Program (YCAP), a new
community initiative for DEMCO 9th and 10th grade member-students.

Designed to educate and promote understanding of the cooperative business model, principles, and practices, YCAP is
an all-expense-paid leadership and educational opportunity organized and sponsored by... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 98 percent of members are back in service, and 97 percent miles of line
are energized. Current outages total 2,216.

Outages by Parish: Ascension, 84; E. Baton Rouge, 2; E. Feliciana, 11; Livingston, 1,898; St. Helena, 169; Tangipahoa, 51;
W. Feliciana, 1.

Crews have made significant progress in all areas and are working to... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 96 percent of all members are back in service. In the past twenty-four hours, service has been restored to 2,234 members, and remaining outages total 4206.

Outages by Parish: Ascension, 203; E. Baton Rouge, 6; E. Feliciana, 18; Livingston, 3,351; St. Helena, 313; Tangipahoa, 313; W. Feliciana, 2.

“Restoration for the last 4 percent can... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 94 percent of all members are restored, with remaining outages of 6260. The last of forty-three substations were brought into service this morning, an industrial substation in Pine Grove, St. Helena. Crews are now able to focus on localized outages in Ascension, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes.

“Even though heavy rain and... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 92 percent system restoration, with remaining outages of 8671. A workforce of 900 crewmen continue work to rebuild and restore DEMCO system infrastructure following Hurricane Ida.

Following the storm, more than 1,400 broken poles and hundreds of miles of distribution line were reported down. Until repairs at this level are completed, power... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 91 percent system restoration, with remaining outages of 9645. A workforce of 900 crewmen continue work to rebuild and restore DEMCO system infrastructure following Hurricane Ida.

“We are now into day fourteen since Hurricane Ida, one of the worst storms to impact our system in the history of DEMCO,” said Randy Pierce, CEO and general manager... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 89 percent restoration, with remaining outages of 12699. A workforce of 900 crewmen continue work to rebuild and restore DEMCO system infrastructure following Hurricane Ida.

Parish restoration updates: Ascension parish - 15086 meters, 1891 out (888% energized); East Baton Rouge –35552 meters, 44 out (99% energized); East Feliciana – 6062... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 84 percent meter-restoration, with remaining outages of 18358. Estimated times of restoration may change as new information or challenges arise.

Outages by Parish:

Ascension parish - 15086 meters, 2840 out (81% energized); East Baton Rouge –35552 meters, 348 out (99% energized); East Feliciana – 6062 meters, 236 out (96% energized);... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 82 percent meter-restoration, with remaining outages of 20240. Estimated times of restoration listed may change as new information or challenges arise.

Outages by Parish: Ascension parish - 15086 meters, 3296 out (78% energized); East Baton Rouge –35552 meters, 308 out (99% energized); East Feliciana – 6062 meters, 411 out (93% energized);... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 78 percent meter-restoration, with remaining outages of 24468. Estimated times of restoration listed may change as new information or challenges arise.

“To help our members after the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, DEMCO is suspending cutoff notices, penalties, and late fees for members affected by the storm,” said Randy Pierce, CEO and... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 75 percent of meters back in service with remaining outages totaling 29,086. Crews have restored 71 percent of distribution line miles, and forty of forty-three substations are receiving transmission.

“Restoration estimates are based on updates and progress reported at 12:00 p.m. and may change as new information or challenges arise,” says... read more

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