It’s Carnival time! As the beads and other items go flying through the air, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. reminds you not only about the importance of being safe around power lines, but also staying alert as well. Festive metallic balloons that folks release into the air can also cause problems. If they get caught in power lines, they can cause power outages.
Entergy New Orleans officials say that less than one week after the strongest tornado ever recorded in the city wreaked havoc on portions of the company’s electrical and gas systems, crews have wrapped up restoration.
As restoration continues in New Orleans East following the damage left Feb. 7 by the strongest tornado ever recorded in the city, Entergy New Orleans is focusing on customers who sustained structural damage and letting them know how they can get power restored to their homes once the electrical system is back in place.
s of 1 p.m. today, Entergy New Orleans crews have restored power to more than 70 percent of customers in New Orleans East just over 48 hours after a confirmed F3 tornado devastated the area. All customers who are able to receive power at their homes and businesses are expected to be restored by Saturday evening, Feb. 11.
As of noon today, Entergy New Orleans crews have restored power to 6,700 New Orleans East customers who lost electrical service Feb. 7 in the wake of a devastating tornado, down from a peak of 10,415 New Orleans East customers without power at 11 a.m. yesterday. Approximately 3,700 are still without power in the hardest-hit areas.
On Super Bowl weekend, Entergy New Orleans will kick off the tax season by making sure the big winners are local customers who claim their Earned Income Tax Credit.
When it comes to being energy-efficient, renters who live in multifamily housing typically don’t have the same freedom to make changes that will help lower their energy usage and cut costs as do average homeowners. But thanks to a pilot program that Entergy New Orleans recently implemented in Algiers, low-income renters now will have the chance to see the impact that Nest Learning Thermostats may make on their monthly energy bills – all at no charge.
NEW ORLEANS – ‘Tis the season of giving and Entergy New Orleans is adding a little lagniappe this holiday season in an effort to make life better for New Orleanians now and in the future.
Entergy Corporation’s major upgrade to transmission service in New Orleans has been recognized by Platts Global Energy Awards as one of the top ten finalists for Construction Project of the Year.