For the sixth year in a row, Santa and his Entergy elves completed their annual “Operation Secret Santa” mission by paying the utility bills of 21 customers through The Power to Care , Entergy’s low-income bill assistance program.
The Residential Rooftop Solar Program is a simple and straightforward way for approved New Orleans customers to participate in the benefits of distributed renewable energy. Low to moderate income customers have the opportunity to participate in the program and there are no costs associated with enrolling.
The Entergy Charitable Foundation announced a $300,000 challenge grant to support the City of New Orleans’ City Seats program, which provides free high-quality early care to low-income working families in Orleans Parish.
What may have been an upsetting loss for New Orleans Saints fans turned out to be a weekend to remember for senior lineman Wayne Kamm who was recognized as Entergy’s Lineman of the Game during the Saints v. Atlanta Falcons match-up.
Sound the Alarm is a national American Red Cross campaign that helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes and educates customers and the community about home fire safety.
Crews expect to restore power by tonight to the vast majority of customers still without electricity due to Olga, with a few pockets of customers in the hardest hit areas to see power restored sometime Tuesday.
Crews have restored power to more than 79,000 of the customers affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga that hit Louisiana Saturday.
As of 8 a.m. Sunday, power had been restored to approximately 66,000 of the 92,000 customers affected by the storm that caused significant damage to Entergy infrastructure, largely in southeast Louisiana. The New Orleans metro area and Hammond areas were hit the hardest by the storm that downed trees and damaged more than 150 poles.
Crews have made progress, reducing a Saturday morning peak of 92,000 customer outages to 31,000 — a more than 60% decrease — by 7 p.m.