Building electrical infrastructure strong enough to withstand the increased intensity and frequency of storms is an important decision that must include input from customers, regulators and government policymakers. Decisions must balance reliability, affordability and sustainability.
Some heroes wear capes. Some wear work gloves and safety glasses. Most just want to do a good deed for those in need, often because someone else once extended them a helping hand. David Rose, an analyst in Entergy Mississippi’s economic development department, will tell you he’s no hero. Erica Jackson, a senior project manager at Entergy, may beg to differ.
We're building back stronger after Hurricane Ida caused significant damage across our coastal communities. Watch how we're making the electrical system more resilient.
When Hurricane Ida’s catastrophic and damaging winds left more than 900,000 customers without power across southeast Louisiana, Entergy Gas customers in New Orleans and Baton Rouge were able to use an alternative means to power their needs.
Entergy’s storm crew of nearly 9,000 resources remains on system working to restore the remaining approximately 500 customers that are able to safely receive power, as well as making power available to customers in the most devastated areas.