It’s a fact of electric utility life that sometimes animals cause power outages. Usually, it’s squirrels. But this week it’s birds. Egrets, herons, cormorants and sometimes turkey vultures, as far as we can tell. And may we suggest you finish your breakfast before reading the explanation.
Unmanned aircraft systems, often referred to as drones, are Entergy’s latest technology aimed to meet the reliability needs of our transmission system.
We'll do all we can to keep the lights on as we complete these upgrades.
We have determined the outage on March 24 and two outages on March 29 were caused by an equipment failure on the remaining operational line. The issue was at the Jim Hill substation in Southeast Missouri, just east of St. Francis.
We have an update on some transmission investment upgrades Entergy Arkansas is making to enhance reliability in southeast Arkansas and support economic development.