Entergy Louisiana is expanding a substation in Ponchatoula along Highway 22 to improve the electric system that serves approximately 18,000 residential and business customers in the area, including a local hospital.
Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans recently announced a partnership with The University of New Orleans and The Beach at UNO to develop an innovation program to further develop renewable energy in our region through an initiative called, the Louisiana Wind Energy Hub’s Wind Scholars Program.
The next phase of construction includes installing utility poles and lines, building new distribution lines and setting the foundation for new substation sites.
The replacement of the wood structures represents the majority of a $28 million annual investment Entergy Mississippi is making to harden the grid. So far, more than 1,000 aged wood structures have been replaced.
The ~$28 million investment helps strengthen the electrical grid in Southeast Texas.
Entergy Louisiana representatives, local officials and community leaders gathered today in Broussard to celebrate the opening of a new operations hub aimed at providing exceptional electric service to Acadiana customers.
Entergy Louisiana recently completed construction of a transmission project that adds resiliency and increases reliability to the electrical grid in southwest Louisiana. The completion of this project will also help attract new economic development projects to the region and benefit existing residential, commercial and industrial customers in the area.
The proposal benefits customers, supports growth in Southeast Texas and helps strengthen the state’s economy.
The project will increase reliability in the area and is expected to be completed by December 2024.