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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

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 71 percent of meters back in service with remaining outages totaling 32,262. Crews have restored 68 percent of distribution line miles, and thirty-nine of forty-three substations are receiving transmission.

“The damage to our system is the worst we’ve ever seen,” says Randy Pierce CEO and general manager. In Livingston, St. Helena, and... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 64% of meters back in service with remaining outages totaling 40,463. Sixty percent of distribution line miles are back in service, and 37 of 43 substations are receiving transmission.

Until the transmission system is repaired to power substations we continue to use power switching technology, rerouting power from other areas in our system.... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO reports 58% of meters back in service with remaining outages totaling 47,023. Fifty-five percent of distribution line miles are back in service, and 37 of 43 substations are receiving transmission.

“DEMCO has hundreds of crews and equipment in all seven parishes of our service area,” says Randy Pierce, CEO and general manager. “As soon as... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – This morning DEMCO reports continued progress with 53% of all their 113,500 meters back in service. Remaining outages total 54,286.

Members will continue to see significant progress over the next 48 hours, but for others in more remote areas or where damage is much more significant, restoration could take two to four weeks.

All substations are ready... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana - At the height of the storm an estimated 100,000 of our 113,500 meters were out. Currently 48% of all meters are back in service, bringing overall outages under 60,000.

“While we certainly have a long way to go, DEMCO has made significant progress toward restoring our members to service following Hurricane Ida,” says Randy Pierce, CEO and general manager. “... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – Assessment continues throughout DEMCO service territories, and the damage is more extensive than reported yesterday. Extensive damage to transmission poles and substation transformers mean that power cannot be distributed.

“Restoration will be a weeks long effort,” says Randy Pierce, CEO and general manager.

DEMCO assessment reports damage to 60... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana - Outages from Hurricane Ida are extensive across our seven-parish service area, reflected below. Countless trees took down critical DEMCO infrastructure such as transmission and distribution poles, lines and wires. Damage assessments were nothing short of disastrous. Several areas are flooded which prevents safe assessment and restoration progress.

DEMCO is... read more

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