Thunderstorms with strong winds and lightning knocked out power to thousands of Entergy Arkansas customers this afternoon, with a peak of 23,000 outages. The hardest hit areas were Little Rock, Hot Springs and Pine Bluff, with many downed trees and limbs on power lines, broken poles and substation equipment damages.
Our service territory is uniquely covered by a variety of environments that our teams work through to keep your lights on. The challenging thing – no two poles are the same.
Entergy continues to closely monitor the weather, our equipment, and grid conditions, and take appropriate steps to ensure reliable delivery of power to our customers.
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Recognizing the hard work and dedication of the men and women of Entergy, the Edison Electric Institute awarded Entergy Corporation with its Emergency Assistance Award. The company was recognized for its outstanding power restoration efforts supporting Duke Energy following a severe winter storm in January.
For most of the week ahead, we’re expected to see the highest energy usage by our customers that the company has ever seen. This follows a week of high temperatures that spanned across much of the U.S. bringing record-high heat to some areas.
Extremely hot weather is expected this week and could lead to increased energy usage over the next few days. These extreme conditions create potentially high demand for electricity, and we have some tips to help you manage your energy usage and bill.
The company urges customers to be storm ready, too