image
locationtourism

Utilities

Our investment. Your advantage. Concordia connects.

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.

ELECTRICITY

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.

WATER

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.

GAS

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.

TELECOM

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.

 

news

Chamber Hears Goals for Economic Partnership

Aug 10, 2016

Vidalia, LA -- Economic development was the topic of conversation at the Concordia Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon Tuesday with past accomplishments and future goals…...
Read More

Kennedy, State’s Rights and Vidalia

Jul 22, 2015

For the past several weeks, State Treasurer John Kennedy, chairman of the state Bond Commission, has used his authority as commission chairman to block Vidalia’s…...
Read More
CONCORDIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Post Office Box 612, Vidalia, LA 71373 | 318.336.3635 voice | 318.336.8228 fax