Taking a major step toward providing additional efficient, clean energy resources for new and existing customers and modernizing the company’s power generation fleet, Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced that its subsidiaries, Entergy Arkansas, Inc., Entergy Louisiana, LLC, and Entergy New Orleans, Inc., closed their purchase of the 1,980-megawatt (summer rating) Union Power Station located near El Dorado, Arkansas. The purchase was closed on Thursday.
During LIHEAP Action Day March 2, Entergy Louisiana representatives and community partners will be making the case for increased funding of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The funding goal is at least $4.7 billion for 2017.
Power has been restored to the vast majority of customers affected by Tuesday's violent storms. All other customers without power that are capable of receiving it should have their services restored by the end of today.
Entergy crews expect to have power restored by late today for most customers in the areas hit hardest by Tuesday's violent storms.
Violent storms that ripped through southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday spawning multiple tornadoes have caused severe and extensive damage to Entergy's electrical infrastructure, slowing efforts by more than 1,000 restoration workers diligently trying to restore service to customers.
Entergy crews are out in force working to restore power to the thousands of customers affected by the violent storms that swept across south Louisiana throughout Tuesday.
Storms sweeping the state on Tuesday may possibly spawn tornadoes, damaging winds and torrential downpours. Entergy Louisiana is prepared to respond to power outages as the system progresses and has additional crews ready to respond as needed.
Entergy Louisiana LLC is sponsoring Super Tax Day -- a free tax preparation event provided by local volunteers and community advocates for working families. The event will be held on Feb. 6, 2016, at Baton Rouge Community College, 201 Community College Drive in Baton Rouge. Volunteers certified by the Internal Revenue Service help local residents determine if they qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit program and other refunds and credits due.
It's Carnival time! Before everybody starts having fun as the popular tune goes, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. and Entergy Louisiana, LLC want to remind you not only about the importance of being safe around power lines but staying alert as well. "Being aware of what's happening around you is the key element to staying safe, and we want to remind locals and visitors alike that awareness is a shared responsibility," said Melonie Stewart, director of customer service. "So while you're enjoying the thrill of catching beads, make sure to keep safety as your top priority."