NRG Energ, Cooperative and Customer Relations Director, Raul Travieso, toured Log Cabin and Beekman July 19 to visit businesses and look at the future electrical needs of the area.
Northeast Louisiana Electrical Co-op Manager Jeff Churchwell and Morehouse Economic Development Corporation President Kay King accompanied Travieso on the visit to discuss growth in the area. Churchwell said the area is one of the most densely populated service areas for the Co-op. NRG is a Fortune 500 company and the nation’s largest competitive power generator utilizing diverse fuel resources. The company services more than two million retail customers and another one million Louisiana co-op customers. “It is important for our customers to know that we have the backing and support of our supplier to expand and provide reliable energy in areas where we provide service,” Churchwell said. Electrical Co-ops were established in the 1930s as part of the New Deal initiative by Franklin Delanor Roosevelt to provide electrical power to rural locations. The Northeast Louisiana Electrical Cooperative was incorporated in July, 1938 and today provides services to over 10,000 customers in seven parishes with offices in Winnsboro, Bastrop and Oak Grove. “The number of inquiries from commercial and residential developers have increase substantially since the completion of U.S. 425 and the announcements for the Drax Wood Pellet Mill and Beekman Charter School,” King said. “Utility infrastructure is important to support that growth.” NRG employs over 8000 in nearly 100 locations across the nation. They are one of the nation’s largest generators of solar power and are committed to delivering innovative solutions to help build a sustainable future. For more information on NRG please visit nrgenergy.com.