HURRICANE IDA STORM REPAIR
On August, 28th Hurricane Ida made landfall wreaking havoc on the DEMCO electric system near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On August, 31st Sho-Me dispatched a crew of 6 linemen to the area to assist in the restoration efforts. At the peak of the outage, 95% of DEMCO’s members were without power. Sho-Me Crews Spent two weeks in Louisiana alongside other Co-op’s rebuilding the miles of destroyed transmission lines, demonstrating both concern for community and cooperation among cooperatives, two of the seven cooperative principals.
“Electric co-ops are essential to the economic well-being of the communities they serve, providing good jobs, keeping the lights on, and helping to create a positive environment for families, farms and businesses to thrive.”
Jim Matheson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
NIANGUA RIVER DAM
The Niangua Hydraulic Generating Station, situated on the Niangua River, approximately 24 miles northwest of Lebanon, was completed late in 1930 by the Management and Engineering Corporation and placed in operation by the Missouri Electric Power Company on November 9, 1930.