Specialized Entergy crews called “barehand crews” have helped keep the lights on for Louisiana residents and businesses throughout a historically hot summer by safely performing work on energized powerlines.
Rebuilding the transmission system after Hurricane Laura.
Both vital to our system, distribution and transmission play different roles.
As crews work to restore power in Southwest Louisiana, customers may see new distribution poles but remain without power. While the distribution system was heavily impacted by Hurricane Laura, we also had significant damage to our transmission system. This system consists of lines carrying high-voltage electricity quickly and efficiently over long distances and are often seen along highways, interstates or crossing water. While our distribution structures were damaged as well, transmission structures are larger, harder to transport, and require more crews to construct.
Unmanned aircraft systems, often referred to as drones, are Entergy’s latest technology aimed to meet the reliability needs of our transmission system.
Entergy employees use an array of high-tech tools to ensure service reliability.