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Restoration Update: Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Hurricane Delta Restoration Complete

Two days after Hurricane Delta caused power outages to approximately 4,700 JNEC members, JNEC’s restoration team has restored power to the members affected by Delta.  We would like to thank our members for their patience and understanding during this time. We also you like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the electric cooperatives, contractors, community organizations, elected officials and many others who have supported our restoration efforts.

Outage Reporting

If you are still without power, please contact JNEC at 409-423-2241 or 1-800-231-9340, to report your power outage.


Restoration Update: Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Public Announcement on HURRICANE DELTA

Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative has restored power to more than 4,290 meters, leaving approximately 403 meters without power.  Crews continue to work the hardest hit areas of Deweyville, Newton, Buna and Bon Wier. If you are still without power, please contact JNEC to report your power outage. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this crisis. 

Outages by County:

Jasper – 69

Newton – 265

Orange – 69

Medical Needs

If anyone in the home is dependent upon electricity for medical needs, it is advised that they seek an alternate location until power is restored.

Generators
If you plan to use a portable backup generator for temporary electric power, follow the manufacturer instructions to protect you and your family. DO NOT connect the generator to the house wiring unless you have had a qualified electrician hook up the standby electrical system, which includes the installation of a transfer switch to isolate the generator from the electric utility service. Without the transfer switch, the power from the generator could back feed through the transformer into the distribution system, high voltage that can easily kill a worker trying to restore the power down the line. In addition, when the power is restored, it may cause an electrical fire and/or destroy the generator.

Downed Power Lines
Assume that any downed power line is "live." If power lines are lying on the ground or dangling near the ground, do not touch the lines. Notify your utility company or local law enforcement authorities as soon as possible. Do not attempt to move or repair the power lines. If you can, stay nearby to warn others away from the downed line.

If you're inside a car in contact with a downed line, stay put! You can safely use a cellular phone to call for help. Never drive across a downed power line.

If someone is electrocuted by contact with a downed line, don't touch the person.

 Call 911 for help immediately. 
 


Restoration Update: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Public Announcement on HURRICANE DELTA

Twenty-four hours after Hurricane Delta made landfall in Southwest Louisiana, Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative’s restoration team has made significant progress in restoring power to members. Delta left approximately 4,700 members without power as tropical storm-force winds caused widespread outages throughout JNEC’s service area. JNEC crews, along with four sister cooperatives and 100 contractors, have restored power to more than 3,950 members. JNEC’s team is working as quickly and safely as possible to restore the remaining power outages. We appreciate your patience and understanding as crews work to restore power.

Medical Needs

If anyone in the home is dependent upon electricity for medical needs, it is advised that they seek an alternate location until power is restored.

Generators
If you plan to use a portable backup generator for temporary electric power, follow the manufacturer instructions to protect you and your family. DO NOT connect the generator to the house wiring unless you have had a qualified electrician hook up the standby electrical system, which includes the installation of a transfer switch to isolate the generator from the electric utility service. Without the transfer switch, the power from the generator could back feed through the transformer into the distribution system, high voltage that can easily kill a worker trying to restore the power down the line. In addition, when the power is restored, it may cause an electrical fire and/or destroy the generator.

Downed Power Lines
Assume that any downed power line is "live." If power lines are lying on the ground or dangling near the ground, do not touch the lines. Notify your utility company or local law enforcement authorities as soon as possible. Do not attempt to move or repair the power lines. If you can, stay nearby to warn others away from the downed line.

If you're inside a car in contact with a downed line, stay put! You can safely use a cellular phone to call for help. Never drive across a downed power line.

If someone is electrocuted by contact with a downed line, don't touch the person. 

 

Call 911 for help immediately.
 


Updated: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM

 

Public Announcement on HURRICANE DELTA

Hurricane Delta made landfall at approximately 6 pm in Creole, Louisiana, Friday evening, October 9, 2020 as a Category 2 hurricane.  The damage from Delta caused widespread outages across JNEC’s service area, while leaving more than 4,700 members without power. Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative has restored power to more than 1,800 meters

 

Additional cooperatives and contractors have arrived and are assisting JNEC with the restoration.  Crews will continue to assess damages and work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. The damage caused by Delta has created hazardous conditions for crews working to restore power to our members. We hope to make as much progress toward restoring power to as many members as possible today.

 


Updated: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:00 AM 
Public Announcement on HURRICANE DELTA 
 

Safety Precautions

At this time, Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative has approximately 4,635 power outages caused by Hurricane Delta. Outages by County: Angelina – 40, Jasper – 1,813, Newton – 2,754, Orange – 5 and Sabine – 23.  Crews are assessing damages and working to restore power.  Contractors and other electric cooperatives are arriving to assist JNEC with our restoration efforts.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time.    
 

Medical Needs
If anyone in the home is dependent upon electricity for medical needs, it is advised that they seek an alternate location until power is restored. 

Generators
If you plan to use a portable backup generator for temporary electric power, follow the manufacturer instructions to protect you and your family. DO NOT connect the generator to the house wiring unless you have had a qualified electrician hook up the standby electrical system, which includes the installation of a transfer switch to isolate the generator from the electric utility service. Without the transfer switch, the power from the generator could back feed through the transformer into the distribution system, high voltage that can easily kill a worker trying to restore the power down the line. In addition, when the power is restored, it may cause an electrical fire and/or destroy the generator.

Downed Power Lines
Assume that any downed power line is "live." If power lines are lying on the ground or dangling near the ground, do not touch the lines. Notify your utility company or local law enforcement authorities as soon as possible. Do not attempt to move or repair the power lines. If you can, stay nearby to warn others away from the downed line.

If you're inside a car in contact with a downed line, stay put! You can safely use a cellular phone to call for help. Never drive across a downed power line.

If someone is electrocuted by contact with a downed line, don't touch the person. 

 

Call 911 for help immediately.

 


Updated: Friday, October 09, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Public Announcement on HURRICANE DELTA

Safety Precautions
As Hurricane Delta is moving onshore in Cameron Parish, Southwest Louisiana.  Areas in Southeast Texas are experiencing tropical storm winds, which are expected to continue until late this evening.   These winds have caused widespread power outages and unsafe working conditions.  Once working conditions become safe, crews will continue restoring power to those affected by Hurricane Delta.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. 

We understand that no one wants a prolonged power outage, but that is not uncommon after a natural disaster. We hope to restore power to every member soon. However, we encourage everyone to be prepared to be without electricity for an extended period of time. Especially, those members in the hardest hit areas. If anyone in the home is dependent upon electricity for medical needs, it is advised that they seek an alternate location until power is restored. 

Generators
If you plan to use a portable backup generator for temporary electric power, follow the manufacturer instructions to protect you and your family. DO NOT connect the generator to the house wiring unless you have had a qualified electrician hook up the standby electrical system, which includes the installation of a transfer switch to isolate the generator from the electric utility service. Without the transfer switch, the power from the generator could back feed through the transformer into the distribution system, high voltage that can easily kill a worker trying to restore the power down the line. In addition, when the power is restored, it may cause an electrical fire and/or destroy the generator.

Downed Power Lines
Assume that any downed power line is "live." If power lines are lying on the ground or dangling near the ground, do not touch the lines. Notify your utility company or local law enforcement authorities as soon as possible. Do not attempt to move or repair the power lines. If you can, stay nearby to warn others away from the downed line.

If you're inside a car in contact with a downed line, stay put! You can safely use a cellular phone to call for help. Never drive across a downed power line.

If someone is electrocuted by contact with a downed line, don't touch the person. 

 

Call 911 for help immediately.
 


Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Public Announcement on HURRICANE DELTA

Safety Precautions
Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative continues to evaluate Hurricane Delta and the latest weather updates from the National Weather Service for our area.  Tropical storm-force winds are expected to arrive in the JNEC service area as early Friday morning and extend through Friday night. JNEC encourages our members to have a family emergency preparedness plan and supplies for any emergency that may arise from this potential weather event.  JNEC continues to closely monitor Delta and is making necessary preparations to ensure power is restored to our members should outages occur.

Generators
If you plan to use a portable backup generator for temporary electric power, follow the manufacturer instructions to protect you and your family. DO NOT connect the generator to the house wiring unless you have had a qualified electrician hook up the standby electrical system, which includes the installation of a transfer switch to isolate the generator from the electric utility service. Without the transfer switch, the power from the generator could back feed through the transformer into the distribution system, high voltage that can easily kill a worker trying to restore the power down the line. In addition, when the power is restored, it may cause an electrical fire and/or destroy the generator.

Downed Power Lines
Assume that any downed power line is "live." If power lines are lying on the ground or dangling near the ground, do not touch the lines. Notify your utility company or local law enforcement authorities as soon as possible. Do not attempt to move or repair the power lines. If you can, stay nearby to warn others away from the downed line.

If you're inside a car in contact with a downed line, stay put! You can safely use a cellular phone to call for help. Never drive across a downed power line.

If someone is electrocuted by contact with a downed line, don't touch the person. 

 

Call 911 for help immediately.

 


Public Announcement on HURRICANE DELTA

Safety Precautions
Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative is monitoring Hurricane Delta for any potential impact to our service area. JNEC encourages our members to have a family emergency preparedness plan and supplies for any emergency that may arise from this potential weather event.  JNEC will continue to closely monitor Delta and make necessary preparations to ensure power restoration to our members should power outages occur.

Generators
If you plan to use a portable backup generator for temporary electric power, follow the manufacturer instructions to protect you and your family. DO NOT connect the generator to the house wiring unless you have had a qualified electrician hook up the standby electrical system, which includes the installation of a transfer switch to isolate the generator from the electric utility service. Without the transfer switch, the power from the generator could back feed through the transformer into the distribution system, high voltage that can easily kill a worker trying to restore the power down the line. In addition, when the power is restored, it may cause an electrical fire and/or destroy the generator.

Downed Power Lines
Assume that any downed power line is "live." If power lines are lying on the ground or dangling near the ground, do not touch the lines. Notify your utility company or local law enforcement authorities as soon as possible. Do not attempt to move or repair the power lines. If you can, stay nearby to warn others away from the downed line.

If you're inside a car in contact with a downed line, stay put! You can safely use a cellular phone to call for help. Never drive across a downed power line.

If someone is electrocuted by contact with a downed line, don't touch the person. 

 

Call 911 for help immediately.


Update: Transmission Service to the Deweyville Substation - September 2, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

JNEC has confirmed that Entergy crews are still working to restore transmission service to our Deweyville substation. The damage caused by Hurricane Laura has created hazardous working conditions for lineworkers as they work to restore power to those affected by Laura. Although JNEC cannot provide an estimated time of restoration to residents served from the Deweyville substation, we are confident that restoration of the transmission service will be done an efficient and safe manner.  We appreciate your patience and understanding. JNEC will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.


Possible Service Interruption - Tuesday, September 2, 2020, 11:00 a.m.

Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative has been advised by Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) of the possibility of electric service interruptions that may occur in our service over the coming days, as repairs are made to the transmission grid that was heavily damaged by Hurricane Laura. MISO is the regional transmission operator for the middle portion of the U.S. and into parts of Canada.

Jasper-Newton EC will be notified by MISO if it becomes necessary to reduce (shed) load, which could create a “rolling blackout” scenario. If service interruptions are required, JNEC will have limited notification on when to interrupt member’s electric service. Therefore, members will not be notified prior to this interruption. At this time, it is not possible to know for certain if load shedding will be required, where it will happen, or the duration. Jasper-Newton EC continues to maintain communication with MISO and Entergy (transmission provider) to keep interruptions as brief as possible.  It is not uncommon for a natural disaster to cause a strain on infrastructure. Jasper-Newton EC will continue to monitor the situation with MISO and Entergy to keep service interruptions as brief as possible.

We will do our best to keep our members informed as we communicate with MISO and Entergy.

In the meantime, extreme high temperatures are compounding the issue with increased power demand. You can help by reducing your electricity consumption during the peak hours from mid-afternoon until dusk.

Here are a few ways you can help by conserving energy. Plus, there’s the added benefit of lowering your electricity bill.

  • adjusting the thermostat a few degrees warmer
  • doing laundry at night or in the morning
  • running dishwashers overnight
  • raise your thermostat if you leave your home for long periods of time.

Please view our website, www.jnec.com for the latest information and updates.


Public Announcement on Transmission Outage - Monday, August 31, 2020

At approximately 1:50 p.m. this afternoon, JNEC experienced an interruption in service to it’s transmission line. Crews are investigating the problem and will make the necessary repairs to restore power. We will do our best to keep JNEC members informed as we work to repair the problem.

 

 

 
 
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