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2012-09-05 14:22:01

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. Department of Energy official from the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability praised Entergy Corporation for its response to Hurricane Isaac after completing a preliminary inspection of the damage and restoration work in Louisiana. "The typical benchmark for utility companies is to restore power to 70 percent of customers within five to seven days. The pace of Entergy's restoration, restoring power to 90 percent of its...

2012-09-03 14:20:18

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- By Monday afternoon, Entergy crews have restored power to 86 percent of Louisiana customers who lost electricity when Hurricane Isaac made landfall Aug. 29. As of 4 p.m. Monday, Entergy has restored power to more than 600,000 of the 704,000 Louisiana customers who lost power when Isaac made its slow trek across the state. Since 6 p.m. Sunday, Entergy has restored nearly 50,000 customers in some of the hardest hit parishes, including Orleans and...

2012-09-03 10:21:20

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- By late Monday morning Entergy crews have restored power to 82 percent of Louisiana customers who lost electricity when Hurricane Isaac made landfall Aug. 29. Since 6 p.m. Sunday, Entergy crews were able restore power to an additional 25,000 customers. As of 11 a.m. Monday, Entergy's storm has now restored power to approximately 580,000 of the 704,000 Louisiana customers who lost power when Isaac made its slow trek across Louisiana. Roughly...

2012-09-02 18:21:24

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...

2012-09-02 06:20:16

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy crews restored power to 77,000 more Louisiana customers since 6 p.m. Saturday. Overall, 439,000 customers in Louisiana have had their power restored since Isaac left 704,000 customers without electricity. As of 6 a.m. this morning, approximately 265,000 customers were without power across the state. Isaac caused extensive damage to power grid. Although totals may change once restoration is complete, preliminary damage estimates from the...

2012-08-30 14:21:55

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Isaac knocked out power to more than 769,000 Entergy utility customers Thursday as the slow-moving storm continued wreaking havoc on its path through Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. At its peak early Thursday morning, Isaac left 769,458 customers without power, making it the fourth-most damaging storm in Entergy history in terms of outages. The only storms with larger customer impacts have been Katrina with 1.1 million affected customers,...

2012-08-28 14:21:05

KILLONA, La., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy officials today made the conservative decision to bring the Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station offline in advance of Hurricane Isaac's landfall. The plant began powering down at roughly 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and is now offline. Both Waterford 3 in Killona, La. and River Bend Station, near St. Francisville, La. have sequestered roughly 100 core employees each, not including security staff. Other employees have been released until after...

2012-07-27 10:20:35

NEW ORLEANS, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) has declared a quarterly dividend of 83 cents per common share. The payment date is Sept. 4, 2012, to stockholders of record on Aug. 9, 2012. 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...

2012-03-26 02:21:16

BATON ROUGE, La., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Louisiana, LLC is moving forward with its plans to build a new gas-fired generating unit in Westwego, La. Per recent approval by the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the utility has given Shaw Group Inc. full notice to proceed with construction of Ninemile Unit 6, a state-of-the-art 550-megawatt dual fuel combined cycle gas turbine generating unit at its existing Ninemile Point Station. "At Entergy, our employees work hard every...

2011-11-04 15:40:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today issued 2012 earnings guidance and outlined its preliminary three-year capital expenditure plan for the period 2012 through 2014. In addition, Entergy affirmed its long-term financial outlook. "The Utility continues to work toward its long-term outlook of a 6 to 8 percent compound annual net income growth rate over the 2010 - 2014 horizon," said J. Wayne Leonard, Entergy's chairman and chief executive officer....