About WSTE

We look out for the members we serve

Washington-St. Tammany Electric (WSTE) is a member-owned, non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing its members with the best service at the lowest available cost. We serve the areas of Washington, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes and the southern part of Marion County in Mississippi. The Cooperative has grown from an organization of 2 employees, no members and no electric lines to the present organization of 128 employees serving over 50,000 accounts, with 183 miles of transmission lines, over 4,905 miles of distribution lines, 7 transmission substations, 2 transmission switching stations and 30 distribution substations.

WSTE is a vibrant, home grown, Member (user) owned, part of the tri-parish area. WSTE has an annual payroll of $7.5 million. WSTE provides consistently lower rates to its members and has for the past ten (10) years. Our statistics show that the average residential member uses approximately 1500 kilowatt-hours of electricity each month. At the Co-op’s average rate, this means each of the 50,000 households, WSTE’s members, retain over $708 annually over those households served by the investor owned utilities, our competitors!

Electric cooperatives were established to provide electricity to rural America, and now make up the largest electric utility network in the nation. As a Cooperative, WSTE is a part of this electric utility network. WSTE is one of more than 930 local systems in 47 states and has access to assistance from that network when events such as Katrina arise.

Co-ops are owned by the members they serve and are committed to providing reliable electricity at the lowest price possible. In short, co-ops “look out” for the members they serve.

If you need more information or have specific questions about WSTE, please CONTACT US. We will be more than happy to answer your questions. You may also call us at 985-839-3562 or write to P.O. Box 697, Franklinton, LA 70438.

We look out for the members we serve

Washington-St. Tammany Electric (WSTE) is a member-owned, non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing its members with the best service at the lowest available cost. We serve the areas of Washington, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes and the southern part of Marion County in Mississippi. The Cooperative has grown from an organization of 2 employees, no members and no electric lines to the present organization of 128 employees serving over 50,000 accounts, with 183 miles of transmission lines, over 4,905 miles of distribution lines, 7 transmission substations, 2 transmission switching stations and 30 distribution substations.

WSTE is a vibrant, home grown, Member (user) owned, part of the tri-parish area. WSTE has an annual payroll of $7.5 million. WSTE provides consistently lower rates to its members and has for the past ten (10) years. Our statistics show that the average residential member uses approximately 1500 kilowatt-hours of electricity each month. At the Co-op’s average rate, this means each of the 50,000 households, WSTE’s members, retain over $708 annually over those households served by the investor owned utilities, our competitors!

Electric cooperatives were established to provide electricity to rural America, and now make up the largest electric utility network in the nation. As a Cooperative, WSTE is a part of this electric utility network. WSTE is one of more than 930 local systems in 47 states and has access to assistance from that network when events such as Katrina arise.

Co-ops are owned by the members they serve and are committed to providing reliable electricity at the lowest price possible. In short, co-ops “look out” for the members they serve.

If you need more information or have specific questions about WSTE, please CONTACT US. We will be more than happy to answer your questions. You may also call us at 985-839-3562 or write to P.O. Box 697, Franklinton, LA 70438.

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Quick Facts About WSTE

50000

Active Accounts

183

Miles of Transmission Lines

4905

Miles of Distribution Lines

7

Transmission Substations

2

Transmission Switching Stations

30

Distribution Substations

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It is our intent and purpose to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate and complete. However, rates, laws, regulations, ordinances, codes, and other information is subject to change with little or no notice. WSTE., its Board of Directors, management, employees, and member-consumers are not responsible for any errors, additions, omissions or alterations found herein. If you are unsure about any information contained herein, or would like further clarification, please contact WSTE.

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