Motorists Urged to Drive Cautiously Work Areas
Montgomery, Texas -- Contract workers for Entergy Texas, Inc. are taking their vegetation management expertise to the Montgomery area where they will spend the next three months working to help ensure service reliability.
Work is underway and, weather permitting, will continue through mid-June on a power line that originates from the Bentwater Substation at FM 1097 and Person Road. The power line is more than 61 miles long and serves 1,697 customers.
The project includes an area along FM 1097 west of Person Road and along FM 149 north of Montgomery. Those who travel in the area are asked to take note of work areas and drive with caution.
"All of our power lines, whether in densely populated cities or along rural county roads, are on a regular maintenance schedule," said Victor Enmon, customer service representative for the area. "It's an example of how we invest in our system to reduce outages and help ensure a safe, reliable supply of power to our customers."
Entergy Texas invests about $7 million per year in its vegetation management program, trimming an average of 2,000 line miles annually.
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 426,000 customers in 27 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.