Power is fully restored to all Slemco customers.
Saturday evening, strong thunderstorms knocked out power to 4500 customers in the Eunice and Washington area. Around 10 Saturday evening, power was restored to half of their customers.
Witnesses tell Slemco that a possible tornado hit one of their utility... more »
The strong line of thunderstorms that tore through Acadiana earlier knocked out power to nearly forty five hundred Slemco customers.
Representatives say that power has been restored in some areas, but twenty two hundred are still without power in the Washington and Eunice area.
Witnesses tell Slemco that... more »
Many of those falling branches are snapping power lines, knocking out heat and electricity to thousands of customers. Some residents, still without power late Friday night. Both Entergy and CLECO still have some scattered outages and they say some people may not have their power turned back on until Saturday... more »
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 »
A main power line that supplies electricity to all power companies in south Louisiana is down and resulted in power outages throughout Acadiana. According to a spokesperson with LUS, the company is "shedding" power. The practice involves basically rotating power between areas in the grid meaning that an area of... more »
The summer often brings high energy bills, but this year energy companies are worried that some may be left without cool air.
Mary Laurent, Communications Manager at Slemco, said the high temperatures aren’t the only thing to blame "we've also had higher than normal growth in our area,... more »
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 »
In an effort to ease the congestion of Acadiana's electrical grid during the forecasted cold snap over the next few days, SLEMCO is in the process of shifting the electrical load of some of its customers to substations that fall outside the immediate vicinity of Lafayette.
"Our customers will... more »
With every weather forecast calling for bitterly cold temperatures in Acadiana over the next few days, take time now to minimize the effect the weather will have on your utility bills next month.
"Everything we recommend to our customers in the summer to lower their cooling bills, we recommend... more »