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Entergy New Orleans Statement on Court Ruling to Allow Construction of the New Orleans Power Station
NEW ORLEANS – The following is a statement from Entergy New Orleans on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court decision upholding the New Orleans City Council's resolution allowing the construction of the New Orleans Power Station:
"Entergy New Orleans is very pleased with the Court’s ruling today upholding the New Orleans City Council's well-reasoned decision approving the construction of the New Orleans Power Station, which came after the Council's detailed review of the 3,000 pages of testimony, documentary evidence, and post hearing briefs. We will continue with the construction of the plant, which will provide a safe, reliable, secure and clean source of power to the citizens of New Orleans.
"While we do not agree that there was a violation of the Open Meetings Law, even if such a violation occurred, it had no impact on the decision of the full Council’s authorizing the construction of the plant, and it certainly had no effect on the settlement between Entergy New Orleans and the City Council, which again approved proceeding with building the New Orleans Power Station."
The court's ruling, which is set forth in a 26-page opinion, confirms the Council's findings that the power plant is needed to provide reliable and safe power to the citizens of New Orleans.
About Entergy New Orleans
Entergy New Orleans, LLC is an electric and gas utility that serves Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than 200,000 customers and natural gas to more than 106,000 customers. The company is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and nearly 13,700 employees.