Sunday Efforts Produce Results
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Entergy crews restored power to approximately 114,000 more Louisiana customers Sunday. Overall, as of 9 p.m. Sunday 554,000 customers in Louisiana have had their power restored since Hurricane Isaac left 704,000 homes and businesses without electricity. Approximately 150,000 customers remained without power as of 9 p.m. Sunday.
The combination of Isaac’s slow speed, strong winds and heavy rain caused extensive damage to power grids throughout Louisiana. At their peaks, the only storms to cause more power losses for homes and businesses across the company than Isaac’s 769,000 were Katrina with 1.1 million, Gustav with 964,000 and Rita with 800,000.
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.
SOURCE Entergy Corporation