By Cyndi Sellers
After supplying generated power to Grand Lake, Hackberry and Johnson Bayou, Jeff Davis Electric Co-op is pushing hard to move generators to the Fulton Substation in Cameron. Spokesperson Addie Armato says the company hopes to have the generators in place by the end of next week or the middle of the following week. Actually supplying power can be delayed by needed service work at the destinations. Lines may be down, and receiving equipment may need to be repaired or replaced.
“A lot of work needs to be done, and there is a lot of reconstruction needed on the system,” she said. Major transmission lines and substations had damage that needed to be repaired. Crews have been building distribution lines in the neighborhoods so that when the generation assets are up and running the grid will be ready to go.
Parish government buildings will be a priority, of course, but all customers need to be aware that Cameron Parish will require a permit for each electrical connection. A certified electrician will have to inspect the connection before a permit can be granted. Now would be a good time to get that done for those who are already in their homes or in campers. If the permit is already in place, power can be connected without delay when the grid goes active.