Jeff Davis Electric begins transmission line hardening

Get ready for traffic delays, but look forward to a future of improved electric service. Jeff Davis Electric has begun hardening their transmission lines after four major hurricanes with the erection of huge steel poles going up along Hwy. 27 starting at the Intercostal Waterway.

As poles are unloaded traffic will be reduced to one lane with delays. Watch for flagmen, slow down, be safe and cautious of workers on the ground. Helicopters will be assisting later and work will continue into 2025.

Work being done will make the grid stronger and more resilient as more power will be needed to power the growing LNG industry. Additionally, with a system of steel poles and elevated substations, Jeff Davis Co-op can offer their members the reliability of more resilient and improved service in lower Cameron Parish. They anticipate when another storm or major hurricane comes through their grid will survive it, with minimal damage, for the first time ever.

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative, Inc. will be. held Monday, July 8, at Jennings High School, 2310 N. Sherman St., Jennings.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Business sessions begin at 10 a.m. All members are urged to attend.

The Grand Prize will be $1,500.