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Greenwell Springs, LA – DEMCO released information today alerting members to expect higher than normal cost of electricity due to a significant increase in the cost of wholesale power.

 

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Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO is taking steps to prepare for tropical storm Claudette and urges members to prepare now for potential loss of power due to anticipated heavy rain and wind.

“After a severe weather system moves through the area, assessing damage and estimating when members will have power restored could take 24... read more

$71,737 in scholarship funds awarded to DEMCO member-students

Greenwell Springs, LA – At the 2021 annual meeting on Saturday, May 15, DEMCO marked twenty-eight years of their scholarship program with twenty-eight scholarship awards of $2,500 to DEMCO-member eligible. DEMCO received 226 applications for this year’s random drawing from members in its seven-parish service area: Ascension,... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – Final judging of the 44th annual DEMCO Essay Contest was held via a Zoom remote event on Tuesday, March 2nd, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Essays were submitted from 174 eleventh grade students representing 25 schools in DEMCO’s seven-parish service area: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, West Feliciana and Tangipahoa. Four students won... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA – In the last twenty-four hours, DEMCO has restored power to over 11,000 meters; 3,423 remain out.

Since 10:00 a.m. on 2/17/2021 to 10:00 a.m. on 2/18/2021 restoration progress is as follows: Ascension - 2 outages, down from 75; E. Baton Rouge – 430 outages, down from 2,843; E. Feliciana - 18 outages, down from 694; Livingston - 1,978 outages, down from 7,795; St.... read more

Since 10:00 a.m. on 2/17/2021 to 10:00 a.m. on 2/18/2021 restoration progress is as follows: Ascension - 2 outages, down from 75; E. Baton Rouge – 430 outages, down from 2,843; E. Feliciana - 18 outages, down from 694; Livingston - 1,978 outages, down from 7,795; St. Helena – 973 outages, down from 2,684; and Tangipahoa - 16 outages, down from 80.

Crews are working around the clock to... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA – Winter Storm Uri blew across DEMCO service areas delivering freezing temperatures and rain that quickly turned to ice on poles, trees and power lines. Due to the weight from icy build up, our system suffered broken poles in 36 locations and downed wire in 127 locations. Damage is extensive and weather conditions continue to strain poles and wires. These conditions are... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA –. DEMCO crews are working to restore power due to widespread damage and outages from Winter Storm Uri.

“Freezing weather with rain is problematic to electric systems,” says Randy Pierce, CEO and General Manager. “Ice builds up on tree limbs and power lines which then break, causing widespread power outages.”

DEMCO reports outages in all seven parishes they... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA – The effects of Winter Storm Uri have left over 22,000 meters without power throughout our seven-parish service area. “While we have been able to restore a limited number of services quickly, most of our crews and contractors must take precautions to safely navigate the roadways to effectively keep up with the icy conditions,” says Randy Pierce, DEMCO CEO and General... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO is accepting entries to their annual Youth Tour essay contest through January 22, 2021. The contest is open to high school juniors in a seven-parish service area: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and West Feliciana.

Customarily the prize for the winners is an all-expense paid trip to participate in the... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA – DEMCO is actively monitoring and preparing for hurricane Zeta, expected to impact the seven-parish distribution network service area southeastern Louisiana with winds 20-30 mph, as reported by the National Weather Service New Orleans.

Zeta’s impacts are expected as early as Wednesday afternoon or early evening, only three weeks following Hurricane Delta.

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Greenwell Springs, LA – Last night, DEMCO completed restoration from damage incurred by Hurricane Delta. On Saturday October 10, DEMCO had 41,688 meters without power, 200 broken poles, and over 500 primary lines that were broken or on the ground.

 

“Restoration of this magnitude requires everyone to work together: to ... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA – DEMCO Storm Center is actively monitoring hurricane Sally. On the heels of recent storms Marco and Laura, we are prepared with supplies on hand, and with additional stock items located such as extra poles, cross arms, transformers, wire, etc.; Member service employees are on standby ready to staff phone banks; Vacation plans are canceled; Contractors and out of state... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA - Crews have restored power to 35,000+ meters since the height of the storm on Saturday, October 10, 2020. About 4% or 4,900 meters remain without power and require significant and/or individual repair efforts.

 

A workforce of over 250 are in the field to repair damages and restore power, and others... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO released its 2019 Annual Report today featuring the cooperative’s financial statement and system statistics January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

 

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Greenwell Springs, LA – DEMCO is actively monitoring and preparing for hurricane Delta, the 25th named storm this Atlantic hurricane season, forecast to be the 10th US landfall.

“We encourage members to prepare now for potential loss of power, due to anticipated heavy rain and winds,” says Randy Pierce, CEO and General Manager.

DEMCO reminds everyone that winds and rain can... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA - The severe weather, rain and winds from hurricane Laura continue to pass through DEMCO service areas. Although current damage to the DEMCO system is minimal, members should remain on alert for strong weather bands and the threat of tornados, and additional outages, due to their impact.

“Damage to our system so far has been minimal and we haven’t been finding much... read more

Baton Rouge, LA – DEMCO Storm Center is actively monitoring tropical storms Laura and Marco. DEMCO Storm Command Center has initiated comprehensive storm preparation plans: Storeroom personnel take inventories of supplies on hand and purchasing department personnel locate stocks of extra poles, cross arms, transformers, wire, etc.; Customer accounting employees prepare to... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA – DEMCO will not be opening district offices on Monday, August 24,” says David Latona, vice president of marketing and member services. “We will review late Monday concerning a Tuesday closure.”

Latona advises members to visit DEMCO.org/member-services for... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA – DEMCO released information today to alert members about ongoing scams reported by members who have called the co-op to report schemes.

“Beware of callers who say they are calling from DEMCO, who demand immediate payment to avoid service disconnection, or who advise you to “pay now with a credit card or to go get a money order and mail it somewhere”, says David... read more

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