In a matter of seconds, the tornado demolished Entergy’s 115,000-volt Southwest Jackson Substation and severed six major transmission lines and numerous distribution lines, prompting crews to work around the clock until full service was restored.
Investor-owned utilities like MP&L and member-owned utilities like CEPA weren’t friends—they were competitors. The entities were in constant legal negotiations over territory. But MP&L had an advantage.
While Entergy Mississippi focused on getting 300,000 customers back online, it also helped employees displaced by floods and devastation in New Orleans and neighboring areas, many of whom relocated to Jackson and were able to work in temporary offices.
With water levels creeping higher by the hour, the company decided to take six substations out of service as a safety measure and focus on protecting two that could be saved with levees—the Old Canton Road Substation serving northeast Jackson and the South Jefferson Street Substation serving the downtown area.
After 1994, Entergy started transitioning to a more centralized approach to storm response that included leveraging resources across the company’s four-state area to accelerate service restoration.
In 1999, Entergy Mississippi achieved a historic milestone in diversity when Carolyn (Shanks) Correro was named president and chief executive officer, becoming the first woman to lead an Entergy operating company.
LSU Health Sciences Center has been working with the Energy Smart program to become more energy efficient, save money on their energy bills and impact the environment in a positive way.
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As we reflect on Women’s History Month, we salute all the women and supporters that keep the doors open at Dress for Success New Orleans.