Entergy Arkansas lineworkers are unsung heroes who build, maintain and repair the electrical grid to help power homes and businesses in the community no matter the weather conditions.
On the morning of July 26, a call on the radio went out that there was a child in the Arkansas River, and an Arkansas Nuclear One security officer already had his boat hooked up to his truck. As a volunteer firefighter, he was ready to answer the call for help.
In June, Entergy sponsored Black Tech NOLA, an annual innovation conference created to raise awareness around building an accessible and equitable technology talent pipeline in the New Orleans region.
“It was second-nature to pull over and do anything I could to help.”
Our service territory is uniquely covered by a variety of environments that our teams work through to keep your lights on. The challenging thing – no two poles are the same.
Entergy joins industry groups in honoring our nation’s electrical lineworkers.
Greg McGriff, who retired from Entergy Mississippi in March with 32 years of service, said he “had a good run” in his career as a troubleman and recently shared reflections on his experience in an episode of T&D World’s “Line Life” podcast.
U. S. Steel announced in January the selection of Osceola for its next-generation, highly sustainable steel mill, promising it would be the most advanced in North America. With a facility that large, it obviously triggered a need for new overhead power lines to be installed at the facility.
Taurus has already begun leading his department, seeking out opportunities for businesses to relocate and expand to deepen the talented workforce in the city of New Orleans.