Approximately 1,600 customers remained without power Sunday evening after about 7,000 were disrupted earlier in the day as winter weather blew across the state. Forecasts call for even more extreme temperatures, sleet, and snow this week, with an unprecedented demand for electricity likely.
High demand on system slows restoration times
Customers should prepare now for severe winter weather.
Sub-freezing temps forecast into next week
Crews were working to restore power Thursday to approximately 1,000 customers that remained without electricity, and those customers were expected to be restored by 10 p.m.
Severe weather expected to affect much of Entergy Mississippi’s service area
Low temperatures and more time at home can increase usage and drive higher than normal bills
Forecasts call for rain, freezing rain and sleet over a large portion of the state in the next 48 hours, and Entergy Arkansas is prepping for potential outages. Those areas are likely to see ice accumulations, ranging from one-eighth to one-half inch, with below freezing temperatures and very low wind chills through Saturday.
It’s cold outside, homebound customers use more power, and a few extra days on the bill all add up to the potential for higher electric bills for January.
Entergy Louisiana is continuing to partner with regional organizations to help the state, including the Bayou Region, grow through economic development.
Colder temperatures and more time spent at home impacts electric usage.