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Nicholas lingers in Louisiana, dumps rain as far as Florida

More than 112,000 electricity customers were still without power Wednesday morning in Texas, including 75,000 in the Houston area.
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Post-Ida recovery in New Orleans: Beer and beignets are back

About 201,000 of Entergy’s 205,000 customers, or 98% percent, now have power, the company said, and those that don't had more severe damage.
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Can burying power lines protect storm-wracked electric grids? Not always

The good news when Hurricane Ida churned into Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2021 was that levees held up – especially those that were strengthened after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans in 2005.
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Hurricane Ida left a path of destruction for Entergy, now what?

As of Tuesday morning, Entergy, the electric utility serving the region estimated that around 1 million customers were without power and restoration was complete for 9% or 85,000 of them.

Thousands face weeks without power in Ida’s aftermath

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana communities beginning the huge task of clearing debris and repairing the damage inflicted by Hurricane Ida are facing the dispiriting prospect of weeks without electricity in the oppressive, late-summer heat.
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FirstEnergy sends crews to assist with Hurricane Ida rebuild and restoration efforts

As part of the tradition of assisting other electric companies during large-scale power outages, FirstEnergy Corp. said that its utilities have sent approximately 500 line workers, forestry crews, support personnel and internal contractors to...
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Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, leaves the grid a shambles

A fearsome Hurricane Ida left scores of coastal Louisiana residents trapped by floodwaters and pleading to be rescued Monday while making a shambles of the electrical grid across a wide swath of the state in the sweltering, late-summer heat.

Entergy completes $37M transmission upgrade

Utility says it has spent over $400M on T&D upgrades in the past three years. Entergy Mississippi announced that it recently completed a $37-million transmission upgrade that it says will improve service reliability to customers...

Burns & McDonnell, Entergy start aerial work to build 230-kV transmission line through Louisiana...

Engineering, procurement and construction firm Burns & McDonnell has finally started work to build an oft-delayed, terrain-challenged 16-mile electric transmission line for Entergy Louisiana. The 230-kV line will run from Waterford to Vacherie substations. The...

New Electric Highway Coalition plans to connect US Gulf Coast, Midwest and Atlantic State...

 AEP, Dominion, Duke, Entergy, Southern Company and TVA to add EV Fast Chargers in their regions. Utilities welcome others to join them. Six major utilities announced a plan to ensure that electric vehicle drivers have...