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  • Upgrades Could Cost LUS Millions, Raise Electric Prices

    August 9, 2011 10:53 PM

    Lafayette Utilities Systems will soon be shelling out millions of dollars to upgrade its power plants, and that will likely mean customers will be paying more. This time of year electric bills seem high enough, but a few summers from now, the cost to keep you cool could be... more »
  • Power Companies Prepare for Ice Storm

    February 3, 2011 7:39 PM

    The four major power companies in Acadiana are closely watching the radars. At their stations, it's all hands on deck. SLEMCO , CLECO , Entergy and LUS are all calling in back up crews from across the state, in preparation for Thursday night's ice storm. "We are preparing. We... more »
  • Electric Companies are Urging Customers to Conserve Energy

    August 2, 2010 4:10 PM

    Electric utilities in the Acadiana region are currently experiencing heavy demand for electricity which is causing congestion on the transmission system in the Acadiana area. Because of generation and transmission constraints and the increased demand, the regulatory authority over the transmission system may direct the utilities to interrupt customers' electric... more »
  • Slemco Storm-Rider Charge

    June 16, 2010 6:32 PM

    Slemco costumers are seeing a new charge on their bill. It's called "Gustav-Ike Storm-Rider" and is suppose to help the electric company replenish funds used during those 2008 hurricanes. Communications Manager at Slemco, Mary Laurent, says other electric companies implement charges like this after storms all the time. But,... more »
  • Crime Stoppers: Thibodeaux Electric

    November 12, 2009 11:39 AM

    This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a simple burglary that happened in Lawtell, La. Sometime during the evening of November 4th or early morning of November 5, 2009, someone went to Thibodeaux Electric in Lawtell and stole several tools. The tools were in a work... more »

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