Keeping the lights on? How about keeping productivity high and costs low? Utilities are key to bottom-line performance and profitability, and in Concordia municipally-owned and operated utilities provide superior service and capacity and reliably low costs. The result? A significant competitive edge for your operation.
Named for the visionary Vidalia mayor who helped guide the project from its infancy, the Sydney A. Murray, Jr. Hydroelectric Station was the first hydroelectric power plant in Louisiana and is still the largest prefabricated power plant in the world, providing 192 megawatts of clean, reliable and renewable electricity at cost-effective rates.
The $534 million project involved the efforts of designers and manufacturers from 24 U.S. states and 16 foreign countries. The facility’s eight massive water turbines process 170,000 cubic feet of water per second, harnessing the power of the Mississippi River for the energy needs of residents and industry.
In addition to Vidalia-provided electricity, Concordia communities are also well served by Concordia Electric Cooperative and Entergy LA, a national energy leader.
Municipally provided water provides a trio of reliable competitive advantages—responsive service; cost-effective rates; and, thanks to multiple aquifers for sourcing, capacity great enough for the most challenging industrial or processing requirements.
As the natural gas exploration boom continues, Concordia industries are perfectly positioned to reap the benefits with municipally provided gas optimizing greater abundance and lower costs.
While Concordia is currently well served by AT&T, Vidalia is a step ahead with the innovative Vidalia Broadband Initiative already underway, a ground-breaking municipal build-out promising cutting-edge access (1 GB for residents; 10 GB for business) combined with cost-effective rates.