A resilient grid for resilient communities

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 31, 2022

 

The past two hurricane seasons have proven that Louisiana is being impacted by more frequent and stronger systems. This state is home to incredibly resilient communities, and its residents deserve an electrical grid that is as resilient as they are.

Entergy Louisiana is fully committed to meeting that demand for a more reliable and robust power grid. Not only is this important for the near term, but to ensure that future generations thrive on the Gulf Coast.

It remains to be seen what 2022 will bring forth now that we head into the heart of hurricane season, but the company has taken steps to ensure that whatever the weather may bring, it is prepared to respond as quickly and as safely as possible.

Entergy has made significant upgrades over the past few years, including spending billions on upgrading transmission infrastructure, outpacing the national average. New poles are also being put into place that meet a higher standard. Class-1 poles can withstand much higher winds, up to 150 mph, and have been proven to fare well in hurricanes.

Electricity is critical in the recovery process following hurricanes. Although no system is bulletproof and completely immune to Mother Nature, Entergy Louisiana is doing all it can to ensure power is delivered to communities in the wake of weather events.

What can customers do to prepare alongside Entergy? Have a plan in place well ahead of storms making landfall. In fact, the time to prepare for a significant event is now, including making a kit that is equipped with first aid supplies, important phone numbers and phone chargers. Customers can also help by trimming trees and shrubs away from their homes.

Safety is also key. Immediately following a storm can be the most dangerous part of the event. Customers should avoid downed power lines, keep their distance from line workers as they begin to move in and use generators to all manufacturer guidelines. More safety and preparation information can be found at entergynewsroom.com/storm-center/.

Entergy Louisiana urges customers to join in by being storm ready. The company is proud to serve communities in Louisiana and is committed to not only increasing the resilience of the power grid, but also to being there when severe weather rolls through.

 

Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers in 58 parishes. Please visit https://www.myentergy.com/s/programs or call 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) for more information.