Departments / Electric

City of Livingston, Texas


You can reach the
Electric Department by calling the
City Electric Plant at: (936) 327-4518
or by going by 600 Marsh Drive
in Livingston

Additional Information:
To report Electricity Outages Call:
8:00am.- 5:00pm.
(24 Hour Line)    327-4311
After 5:00pm.     327-3117

Electric Superintendent
Dewayne Oats



Electric Crew (L to R)
Bud Farrar; Darrell Massey, Foreman; Cedric Ivory;
Derrick Richardson; Sidney Cox; Jamie Valderez

The Electric Department performs a variety of services to ensure our customers have access to reliable electrical service.  Substations, lines and poles are properly maintained throughout the year.  In 2011, the Department:

  • Set two 40' poles, two anchors and one span of primary overhead to serve the new Department of Human Services building in Jackson Square and hung three pole-mount transformers with metering equipment;
  • Changed a 40' pole at Calhoun and Washington for Union Pacific Railroad's control box relocation project;
  • Placed a 60' pole with emergency alert siren on South Washington;
  • Added a 40' pole, underground primary feeder and padmount transformer to serve the new booster station on Center Street;
  • Provided new underground primary service and a padmount transformer for the new Bounds Body Shop;
  • Installed a three phase gang switch on Denham Street for line isolation and load management;
  • Installed new service at 1809 N. Washington for Rite Track Convenience Store;
  • Built a new 25' x 120' concrete slab for transformer storage at the electric warehouse;  and
  • Assisted with installation of lighted displays at the US 190/59 Bypass pond and installed underground secondary feeders to serve new holiday decorations at Pedigo Park. 

The crews performed routine maintenance of both Livingston and Ogletree electric substations and installed insulating materials on bushings in both substations.  They maintained lights at Livingston Municipal Airport, tennis courts, baseball fields and firemen's training field, mowed the electric line rights-of-way throughout the City, trimmed limbs and removed numerous trees that died due to the drought.

Darrell Massey was promoted to Foreman following the retirement of Billy McPike after 34 years of service.

The Department assisted in the Electrical Safety Training at the Annual Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Fire School.

Legislation was passed in May, 1999 to deregulate the electric utility industry in January, 2002 to allow customers a choice of electrical providers and, hopefully, to provide lower electric rates. Your Livingston Municipal Electric System operates as a municipally-owned electric system and you, as residents of the city, are the owners of the electrical system. While there are many advantages to public power, the greatest asset to the city's ownership of the electrical distribution system is that all the profits from the system remain within the community to benefit the local citizens by providing other facilities and services such as parks, library, fire and police protection and streets and drainage. Additionally, the city's ownership of the electric distribution system allows the city to operate without an ad valorem property tax. The hallmarks of public power - local ownership, local control, community development, and reliable electric service - are a benefit to the citizens of Livingston and have allowed our city to grow and prosper.
The City of Livingston owns and operates the electric system which was established in 1922 and consists of two substations interconnected to two separate lines of Entergy and approximately 75 miles of 13 kV distribution lines. The City currently provides electric service to 3,244 customers within the city limits.
Electric Sales for Last Ten (10) Years
     Year    Number of            KWH Sold 
             Customers   Residential    Commercial     Total
     2002      3,232      28,769,229    47,893,524   76,662,753
     2003      3,221      29,146,576    48,340,734   77,487,310
     2004      3,238      29,229,573    50,271,654   79,501,227
     2005      3,278      30,113,643    51,965,355   82,078,998
     2006      3,281      29,935,701    53,842,837   82,778,538
     2007      3,325      30,371,804    52,570,936   82,942,740
     2008      3,329      29,226,472    52,695,081   81,921,533
     2009      3,331      30,428,769    53,626,613   84,055,382
     2010      3,296      32,130,530    54,899,882   87,030,412
     2011      3,244      31,409,976    57,409,721   88,819,697 

You can reach the Electric Department by calling the City Electric Plant at: (936) 327-4518 or by going by 600 Marsh Drive in Livingston Additional Information: To report Electricity Outages Call: 8:00am.- 5:00pm. (24 Hour Line) 327-4311 After 5:00pm. 327-3117

City of Livingston
200 West Church Street
Livingston, Texas   77351

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