Gene Woolsey, senior lineman, thought he had worked through every type of power emergency possible in his 39 years at Entergy Mississippi. He’s restored power outages caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, ice storms, extreme temperatures, flooding, lightning, fires, animals and cars. A pandemic is not one of the situations he expected to include on that list. Yet, throughout COVID-19, he is among those on the front lines keeping power flowing.
Entergy Louisiana is proactively improving the electrical system and deploying new technologies across the state, with the goal always to reduce the number of outages and customers affected and allow for a faster restoration of power.
In June, the National Safety Council celebrated National Safety Month by publishing materials on various topics focusing on saving lives and preventing injuries, from the workplace to anyplace. This year, the NCS has focused its efforts on relevant topics for keeping workers safe in the new normal.
Recent heavy rains have washed a substantial amount of debris into the lakes, so we advise boaters to watch for hazards. Those not familiar with the area should be extra-cautious when boating or swimming in the lakes.
While we may be celebrating pride at a safe distance this year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Entergy is committed to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging for all employees, this month, and every month.
Let's start with snakes.
Power outages have many causes. Among them are falling trees, high winds, ice, equipment failure, cars running into poles and animals. Today we're going to talk about animals.
Crews expect to restore power by tonight to the vast majority of customers who can accept service after severe weather Thursday knocked out power to about 40,000 Louisiana customers. Some customers scattered across Greater Baton Rouge and Kentwood in Tangipahoa Parish may not be restored until early tomorrow.
Entergy's Executive Vice President and General Counsel was recognized as one of the 27 top in-house lawyers globally by the Financial Times newspaper.