48 Additional Workers Sent to Help Hard-hit Louisiana
Beaumont, Texas – Power restoration following Hurricane Isaac is moving forward at a rapid pace in many areas of Louisiana, thanks in part to assistance from other utilities. Entergy Texas is among those, having already sent a 260-worker contingent eastward. And today the number was increased by 48.
All told, those from Texas taking part in restoration now number 308 and include:
• 128 company and contract tool workers
• 24 scouts
• 55 support personnel
• 101 contract tree trimmers
While damage assessment is still under way in some places, good progress in restoration is expected today. In impacted areas of Arkansas and Mississippi, power is expected to be restored to those who can take it by Saturday, Sept. 1.
"I'm very pleased that Entergy Texas is able to play a role in helping restore power to our neighbors in Louisiana," said Sallie Rainer, president and chief executive officer, Entergy Texas, Inc. "While we hope no storms will strike Southeast Texas in the future, we know that Entergy's utilities in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Orleans and Mississippi will also be here for us should the need arise again someday."
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 400,000 customers in 27 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.