77,000 more Customers get Power Restored
New Orleans, La. – 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 storm''s impact in Louisiana include:
- Damaged poles - 6,200
- Spans of Wire Down – 6,000
- Damaged Transformers – 2,000
- Broken Cross Arms – 4,000
- Damaged Service Lines to Customers – 3,000
- Spans With Trees on Them – 5,500
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.