City of Livingston Electric System

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.

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Public Power System

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.

System Statistics

Electric Sales for Last Ten (10) Years.
Year Number of Customers
KWH Sold - Residential
KWH Sold - Commercial
2002 3,232 28,769,229 47,893,524 76,662,753
3,221 29,146,576 48,340,734 77,487,310
2004 3,238 29,229,573 50,271,654 79,501,227
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 54,899,822 87,030,412
2011 3,244 31,409,976 57,409,721 88,819,697

Duties & Activities

  • Assist with Electrical Safety Training at the Annual Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Fire School.
  • Maintenance of rights-of-way throughout the City including mowing of vegetation, tree trimming and removal of dead or problem trees.
  • Routine maintenance of both Livingston and Ogletree electric substations.
  • Electric linemen participate in safety meetings hosted by Texas Electric Cooperatives.
  • Maintain night lights, street lights and floodlights throughout the City.
  • Maintain the lights at:  
    • Barney Wiggins Memorial Arena Fairgrounds
    • Baseball Fields
    • Livingston Municipal Airport
    • Livingston Municipal Library
    • LVFD Fire Training Field
    • Matthews Street Park
    • Tennis Courts
    • Livingston Municipal Complex