Entergy Customers in Southeast Louisiana See Big Bill from False Meter Readings
Posted on 10/11/2018 1:33:00 PM.

A meter reader for Entergy has been fired after falsifying meter readings and now about 4,000 Entergy customers in southeast Louisiana are experiencing sticker shock with their latest bills.

Entergy Vice President of Distribution Melonie Stewart says because the reader was falsifying the readings on the low side for months, the corrected bills are catching some customers off guard.
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This Labor Day weekend marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Gustav
Posted on 8/31/2018 11:35:00 AM.
Saturday marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Gustav making landfall near Cocodrie with 105 miles per winds. The storm left 1-point-5 million without power in Louisiana and former Entergy spokesperson Jeff Holeman told Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster the outages were extensive.
Jeff Holeman, Entergy, Hurricane Gustav, power, Baton Rouge

Fees to customers from repairs for Hurricanes Rita and Katrina to disappear in September
Posted on 8/1/2018 4:37:00 PM.

Entergy has made it official as the utility company tells the Louisiana Public Service Commission that it’s removing the surcharges on customers’ bills that have paid for the repair costs from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Entergy spokesperson Lee Sabatini says customers in Customers in North and Southeast Louisiana will see their bills drop by a few dollars.
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Entergy bills set to be lower after a decade of fees for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Posted on 7/27/2018 12:01:00 PM.

For the last decade, more than one million Entergy customers throughout the state have been paying charges to cover the cost of repairs to damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Public Service Commission member Foster Campbell says he’s got good news for those feeling the pinch on the power bill.
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Entergy provides tips to keep energy costs low while staying cool
Posted on 6/6/2018 5:00:00 AM.

We’ve already seen record high temperatures this summer, which has prompted Entergy to give advice on how to keep electric bills low, while still keeping cool. Customer service manager Patrick Hamby says proper attic insulation is the number one way to conserve energy and use the air conditioner wisely.
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Entergy plans to purchase solar power from massive new farm
Posted on 6/2/2018 6:34:00 PM.

Entergy Louisiana is planning on purchasing solar power generated by a solar farm that’s set to be the largest such facility in the state.

The facility by Eagle Solar Group will be built in West Baton Rouge Parish, and should be up and running by 2020. Entergy Louisiana CEO Phillip May says it’s a huge project and a 20-year agreement.
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Entergy to pass savings from federal tax reform to customers
Posted on 4/18/2018 3:13:00 PM.

Entergy has announced that the tax savings from the federal tax reform bill will be passed back to customers starting in May. The savings will be implanted in two stages through September. 
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Construction begins on Entergy power plant
Posted on 1/22/2018 3:32:00 PM.
Entergy Louisiana has broken ground on a new 872-million dollar plant near Lake Charles. The natural gas fired plant is expected to be operational in June of 2020.
 
Entergy spokesperson Michael Burns says the highly-efficient plant will lower energy costs for Entergy customers.
Entergy, Lake Charles, power plant

Why residents were asked to conserve power Thursday morning
Posted on 1/18/2018 1:29:00 PM.
Residents in Louisiana were asked by their utility companies to conserve power for a time period Thursday morning as energy demand was getting close to being more than what the power grids could handle.
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Sheila Pounders, Entergy

Cleco and Entergy teaming up to improve reliability in southeast LA
Posted on 9/7/2017 11:12:00 AM.

Cleco and Entergy are teaming up to increase reliability to customers in southeast Louisiana. Cleco Spokesperson Jennifer Cahill says construction is already underway for a new storm-hardened transmission line from Gray to Patterson that can withstand winds of 150 miles per hour.
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