Entergy releases information
The following information has been provided by Entergy of Louisiana's website, www.entergy-louisiana.com.
Restoration Progress - Entergy’s team of 14,000 restoration workers is safely restoring service as quickly as possible. This team includes 3,000 Entergy system company and contract employees, plus the 11,000 workers from outside the Entergy territory. At this time, remaining damage to the transmission system includes 56 lines and 39 substations out of service.
Here is the latest restoration information for south Louisiana:
Parishes where restoration should be 100 percent complete by the end of Sept. 9: Jefferson (upper portion, St. Tammany including Metairie and Kenner), Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington
Offices in operation in the Northshore Area:
Entergy Hammond Service Ctr., 2200 W. Church St. Office Hours - 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Entergy Amite Office, 607 S. 1st Street. Office Hours - 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
• Hurricane Gustav caused a system peak of 850,000 customer outages across Entergy, in the early morning of Sept. 2. The system peak is defined as the single point in time when the highest number of simultaneous outages occurred across the Entergy system.
• In terms of power outages, Hurricane Gustav is the second worst in Entergy’s 95-year history, peaking at about 850,000 early Tuesday – the overwhelming majority of them in Louisiana. That easily bypassed the 800,000 outages in Hurricane Rita in 2005. The only larger number of Entergy outages was 1.1 million in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina, which has been described as one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
• Damages caused by Gustav include 241 transmission lines and 352 substations knocked out of service and, in distribution, more than 8,200 poles, 12,500 spans of wire and 1,900 transformers have been confirmed as damaged or destroyed.
• As Gustav moved through the service territory, separate Entergy utility operating companies also experienced peak outages at different points in time, which is a higher total than the system peak.
• In all, Gustav interrupted power for nearly 964,000 customers.
• Restoration workers are responding from Alabama, Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
• Electrical service has been restored to all of the 12 refineries affected by the storm.