Entergy Louisiana recently completed construction of a transmission project that adds resiliency and increases reliability to the electrical grid in southwest Louisiana. The completion of this project will also help attract new economic development projects to the region and benefit existing residential, commercial and industrial customers in the area.
The proposal benefits customers, supports growth in Southeast Texas and helps strengthen the state’s economy.
Entergy Louisiana representatives, local officials and community members gathered Wednesday along Louisiana Highway 1 to celebrate the future of power in Grand Isle.
Crews plan to inspect more than 43,000 poles to help prevent outages.
Customers in St. Bernard Parish are now being served by a more reliable and resilient electric system after Entergy Louisiana placed a new substation and transmission lines into service.
Approximately $220 million in grants, if approved, could help fund proposed infrastructure investments to increase reliability and resiliency of the electric system and reduce storm impacts while speeding up recovery
$79.5 million in requested funding would help finance proposed infrastructure investments to increase reliability and resiliency of electric power delivery, resulting in less damage, lower restoration costs, fewer interruptions, and faster recovery times after major storms
Entergy continues to see significant business and industrial growth across its region over the next several years, said Chairman and CEO Drew Marsh, during the company’s 74th annual shareholders meeting that was held virtually today.
The project will bring $1.8 billion in economic activity and more than 7,000 jobs to the community.