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A Message from the General Manager

For two years, we've been talking about a GPS inventory project across our entire service territory, and as a final update on the contract work itself, I'd like to let all of our members know that the GPS project is now complete.

Global Mapping Solutions (GMS), worked across the Co-op’s six-parish service area to take a GPS inventory of the Co-op’s entire utility system. The contractors created a GPS catalog of every substation, pole, transformer, and meter along the Co-op’s 4,300 miles of electric lines in Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, Lincoln, Union and Ouachita parishes. 

I would like to thank Claiborne Electric’s members for being courteous to the contractors. I appreciate our members so much. Our members allowed these workers the access they needed to complete the job. With any project of this magnitude, there were a few hiccups, but overall the project ran smoothly.

The GPS data collected during the project is being used to increase the reliability and efficiency of the Co-op’s mapping and outage management systems.

As always, if you have questions for me, please e-mail me at I can also be reached in the Homer office at 318.927.3504, or in the Farmerville office at 318.368.3011. Again, thank you for your membership. We appreciate you.



Mark A. Brown
General Manager & CEO
Claiborne Electric Cooperative

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