Working at DEMCO
DEMCO is an electric distribution cooperative serving seven southeast Louisiana parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and West Feliciana. Our state-of-the-art modern distribution and transmission system power 114,760+ meters, includes 9,195 miles of line and 35 substations, three switching stations, two mobile substations, and ten metering points. Best-in-class technology ensures that power is distributed reliably and efficiently.
Our mission is to enhance the lives of our co-op members by providing safe, reliable, and competitively-priced energy services.
Team DEMCO comprises 260+ trade and professional employees in accounting, finance, engineering and operations, human resources, business development, communications, public relations, call center operations, fleet, IT, right-of-way, facilities, safety, substations, control center, and more.
Amongst the rural beauty and hometown feel in each community we serve, there are many excellent schools, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, shopping complexes, and more. The major metropolis of Baton Rouge, the state’s capital city, is close to each community we serve.
DEMCO is an equal-opportunity employer, offering great benefits and competitive pay.
Candidates must apply online.
Providing safe, reliable, and competitively priced energy services since 1938.
- In the mid-1930s, lines and poles were popping up across America to bring electricity to homes and businesses. Most of the infrastructure centered around communities and suburban populations meant farmers and rural dwellers were left in the dark.
- Private utilities couldn’t make a profit going rural, so the government stepped in and established the to prompt the establishment of electric cooperatives in rural areas.
- Community members banded together when they needed to purchase goods and services – each paying a fee to be a part of the co-op. In the late 1930s, the Rural Electrification Administration was born to prompt communities to do just that – to come together and each pay a fee to get poles and lines and electricity that they could buy and share – through the business model of a co-op.
- Established in 1938 by 450 founding members, DEMCO is now Louisiana's largest electric co-op and one of the 900+ electric co-ops in America! DEMCO powers 114,760+ meters in seven parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and West Feliciana. Our plant consists of state-of-the-art modern distribution and transmission system comprising 9,195 miles of line and 35 substations, three switching stations, two mobile substations, and ten metering points. Best-in-class technology ensures that power is distributed reliably and efficiently.
- We are guided by a 13-member locally elected board of directors, and we are regulated by the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
- As a not-for-profit, DEMCO business profits are reinvested into the co-op, our members, and the communities we serve. Unlike for-profit entities, DEMCO does not pay dividends to shareholders.