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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.

 

DEMCO 2019 system... read more

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

Monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal 

Baton Rouge, LA - DEMCO Storm Center is actively monitoring tropical storm Cristobal. 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... read more

“Bright Futures Ahead”

Greenwell Springs, LA – Throughout May, DEMCO spotlights the Class of 2020 with a campaign to acknowledge and celebrate graduates. “Congrats Class of 2020: Bright Futures Ahead!” is featured on ten billboards in DEMCO service area locations, on radio, and yard sign landscape displays fronting DEMCO district offices.

“Our members know that DEMCO is more than... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA –DEMCO website provides COVID-19 specific resources, information, and hyperlinks for business and residential members at DEMCO.org/member-services/everything-our-power.

It’s important to get information in front of everyone especially during these financially challenging times.

“We’ve compiled and categorized resources for our business and residential... read more

Donates surgical masks and provides meals to hospitals

Greenwell Springs, LA – During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in all emergency situations, DEMCO has a strong track record of preparing for and responding to a variety of emergencies.

“Although this situation is unique from what we’ve experienced in the past, our existing Emergency Response Plan is able to address... read more

Save Energy Save Money

Greenwell Springs, LA – As a result of COVID-19 many Americans are adjusting to a new normal – and that includes being home a lot more than before. There are lots of energy-efficiency tips that can help lower monthly electric bills without jeopardizing safety or comfort.

“Being home 24/7 - and being mindful of the energy you use - will help you take control... read more

Business Operations Continue

Greenwell Springs, LA – Out of an abundance of caution due to the threat of COVID-19 - and for the health and safety of our members, employees and the general public - DEMCO drive-thru service and lobbies are closed until further notice. Dropboxes remain open at all district office locations.

"Our business operations will continue, including our field... read more

Dear Member:

While we know this is a difficult and anxious time for all of us, rest assured that your co-op is on solid ground.

DEMCO operations will continue to keep our members in power.

We are grateful for each member and thankful for your patience and understanding as we communicate the effect of each new development and precautions associated with the COVID-19... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA – Out of an abundance of caution due to the threat of COVID-19 - and for the health and safety of our members, employees and the general public due to the threat of COVID-19 - DEMCO lobbies are closed until further notice. Drive-thru service will continue at DEMCO district offices in Central, Zachary, Livingston and Galvez, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

“We are... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA – DEMCO—a locally owned electric cooperative, community-focused entity, and steward of critical infrastructure—has a crucial role to play in responding to the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic.

“DEMCO is monitoring the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking steps now to prepare in the event there is a significant impact in our communities. We aim to maintain... read more

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