The Louisiana Public Service Commission voted today to approve construction of the Lake Charles Power Station, a 994-megawatt combined-cycle power plant in Westlake. The natural gas-fired plant is a key element of Entergy Louisiana’s plan to provide the clean, efficient energy needed to power economic growth and bring even more savings to its customers.
Security officers will be participating in a scheduled training drill at the Indian Point Energy Center during parts of the day and evening on June 29. The training drills will involve simulated attack scenarios intended to be as realistic as possible. Members of the public may hear what appears to be gunfire from simulated weapons systems used during the exercises.
Control room operators shut down Indian Point’s Unit 2 nuclear power plant Monday afternoon following an issue with the speed control system on one of the unit’s two main feedwater pumps. Feedwater pumps are located on the non-nuclear side of the plant and distribute water to the plant’s four steam generators to be reheated in order to make the steam required to generate electricity. There was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers or the public. Plant equipment operated as designed in response to the shutdown.
Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service Thursday, generating electricity. Control room operators removed the plant from service on June 12 for a planned maintenance shutdown to replace two water seals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel. The seals were replaced prior to returning the plant to service.
Contract workers for Entergy Arkansas, Inc. will be trimming trees near power lines in the Searcy area through November.
Fifty is nifty for companies engaged in sustainable actions that benefit local communities. Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is one such company, as noted by The Civic 50.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities have their eyes on the Gulf of Mexico as they monitor a tropical system expected to impact much of the state as it swirls closer to the coast.
When it comes to energy usage, weather is a major factor in how much or how little the meter spins. And thanks to a pilot program launched by Entergy New Orleans, customers can not only learn how weather affects their home energy usage, but also how they can make informed choices about energy-saving measures.
Control room operators are scheduled to remove Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant from service Sunday night for a planned maintenance shutdown to replace two water seals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel. Operators have been monitoring slight water leakage past the seals during the last few weeks and are acting conservatively and proactively to replace the seals out of an abundance of caution.
Entergy’s support of the initiative continues with a $25,000 grant.