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Four Students Will Win an All-Expense Paid Trip to the National Rural Electric Youth Tour, Washington D.C.

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – The annual DEMCO essay contest is underway for high school juniors in DEMCO’s seven-parish service areas: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and West Feliciana. 

Students must submit an original... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – Today DEMCO received unanimous Louisiana Public Service Commission approval of its new wholesale power contracts with NextEra Energy Marketing and Amite Solar, to go into effect on April 1, 2024. DEMCO’s current ten-year wholesale power supply agreement with CLECO Power expires on March 31, 2024.

DEMCO followed all Commission rules and conducted a... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO invites 9th and 10th grade DEMCO member-students to apply for the class of 2023, Youth Cooperative Ambassador Program (YCAP). Students will be selected to participate from the seven parishes served by DEMCO: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and West Feliciana.

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Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – The DEMCO Board of Directors has announced it is initiating a dispute with its wholesale power supplier, CLECO Power, over fuel cost charges related to the Dolet Hills Power Station, a lignite plant located in Mansfield, LA. The dispute is based on an extensive audit performed by DEMCO to determine whether certain fuel charges in 2019,... read more

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO CEO and General Manager Randy Pierce emailed DEMCO members today to share excerpts from an article by the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, that called attention to the U.S. Energy Information Administration summer forecast of residential electricity prices.

Dear Member,

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Greenwell Springs, Louisiana – DEMCO CEO & General Manager Randy Pierce emailed DEMCO members earlier today with information and preparedness tips for hurricane season, as well as the continuing high cost of wholesale power, which accounts for 65 to 70 percent of their DEMCO bill.

2022 Hurricane Season, June 1 – November 30
It's the beginning of... read more

Greenwell Springs, LA – At the 2022 annual meeting on Saturday, May 14, DEMCO announced $55,000 in scholarship funding for the 2022/2023 academic year. Twenty-two DEMCO-member eligible students were randomly selected from a pool of 247 applicants for this year’s random drawing from our seven-parish service area: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa,... read more

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

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