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News & Updates

Broadband Update


Claiborne Electric General Manager & CEO Mark Brown has issued an update on the Co-op’s Fiber-to-the-Home Internet project.

In his statement, Brown explains the Co-op’s inability to update members until now due to an agreement that kept involved parties from publicly discussing the project.

He explains the Co-op’s participation in the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Auction, the results of the auction, and what it means for the Co-op and its members moving forward.

The entire statement can be read here.

Claiborne Electric prepares for Tropical Storm Ida


We are currently monitoring Tropical Storm Ida.
As we watch the path of the storm, we are preparing for severe weather that could impact our service area. We are in the process of pre-staging additional crews across our service area to assist with outages, if needed.
We encourage our members to make preparations for the possibility of the storm and extended outages that may follow. If our area experiences outages, crews will be out working toward restoration as soon as it is safe to do so. We will work as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power to all members.
If you experience an outage, the best way to report that is through our free mobile app, SmartHub. If you haven’t already, please download SmartHub to your mobile device. It will allow you to report an outage with the push of a button. You can also use our automated outage reporting system by calling 1-800-900-9406. We will use our Facebook page to update members, but Facebook is not integrated with our outage system and cannot be used to report outages.

Claiborne Electric accepting proposals for Disaster Recovery Project Management Consultant Services


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

FOR PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

 

Claiborne Electric Cooperative, Inc. is soliciting proposals from experienced firms to provide Disaster Recovery Project Management Consultant Services in the event of named disasters affecting its service area and Claiborne Electric’s management declaring that additional assistance would be needed.

The initial term of the contract resulting from this RFP will be for a period of one year with the option of renewal for two additional one-year terms. The contracted company will support Claiborne Electric Cooperative, Inc. with disaster recovery efforts upon issuance of a contract task order issued in response to a declared disaster.

A Request for Proposal can be obtained by calling Kathy Tanner, CFO, at (318) 927-3504 or emailing kathy@our.coop.  The deadline for submission of proposals is September 17, 2021.

Minority businesses, women’s business enterprises, and labor surplus area firms are highly encouraged to submit a proposal in response to this RFP.

**An addendum has been issued to change the Proposal Due Date to 3:00 PM CT on September 24, 2021  and to allow submissions to be submitted via email in addition to hard copy.**

 

College Scholarship winners announced


Claiborne Electric Cooperative awards annual college scholarships to high school seniors who are Claiborne Electric members or whose parents or guardians are members of Claiborne Electric. Scholarships are awarded by drawing from among eligible submissions. Scholarship drawings occur in conjunction with Claiborne Electric’s Annual Meeting.

Congratulations to our 2021 college scholarship winners!
Each student will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
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2021 winners:
Lily Spillers
Dylan Spain
Jack Parks
Elynn Boothe
Lacy Terral
Colby Dean
Kaila Armstrong
Carmen Hale
Alyssa Gilmore
Hollan Haynes

 

Terms and conditions of Claiborne Electric’s scholarship program are as follows:

  • Only high school seniors who have been Claiborne Electric members for at least one year, or students whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are active members, will be eligible. Students must have been residing in the household with the member for at least one year at the time of the drawing to be eligible.
  • The scholarships are only good for institutions of higher education in the state of Louisiana.
  • Scholarship checks will be made out directly to the school and must be used within two years after being awarded for tuition, books, or room and board.
  • Recipients will be eligible only once for the scholarship drawing.

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