Nearly 100 travel to assist Entergy Arkansas customers
JACKSON – Following the restoration
of customers after storms on Christmas Day, Entergy Mississippi, Inc. is sending
teams to help those without power due to a blizzard in Arkansas. The company is
sending nearly 100 highly-experienced restoration workers and support personnel
to aid the customers of Entergy Arkansas, Inc.
“Now we’ve turned the lights back on
for our own customers, and thankfully, the weather threat has passed out of our
service territory,” said Robbin Jeter, director of transmission and distribution
operations for Entergy Mississippi. “So we’re in a great position to help those
without power in Arkansas. Highs there are in the 40s this week, and we’re
sending both our company employees and our resident contract work force to help
restore folks there as quickly and safely as possible.”
The Entergy Mississippi mutual
assistance group includes scouts, who assess damage, and tool workers, who will
help rebuild the electrical system. Scouts left yesterday, and the tool workers
departed early this morning.
In the immediate aftermath of the blizzard, there were more than 242,500 Entergy customers without power.
Entergy Corporation 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. Entergy has annual
revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
Entergy’s online address is entergy.com