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Restoration Update

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Since Wednesday morning, we restored nearly 6,900 customers, leaving approximately 7,500 still without power of the 192,000 affected by the storm in Texas. Many customers have seen multiple outages that we have restored. Of those still without power, we are unable to restore power to approximately 4,000 customers at this time because their homes were flooded.

Mobile substations will help supply power for communities with severely damaged substations:

  • Amelia substation customers in Beaumont began receiving power through a mobile substation from Entergy Mississippi Wednesday.
  • Bevil substation customers in Beaumont will be powered by a mobile substation from Cleco later today.
  • McDonald substation in Hardin County received a mobile unit from Oncor, and customers began receiving power Wednesday.
  • Vidor substation in Vidor received a mobile substation from Washington St. Tammany Electric Coop, and customers began receiving power Wednesday.
  • An additional transformer is being added to another station that will power customers in Rose City beginning Friday. This solution will allow us to make connections more quickly and place the Entergy Louisiana mobile substation on standby.

Mobile substations are proven and effective, and they can be used for long periods of time. But they still take time to deploy. These units are not like generators that can just be plugged in to work. Set up can take several days while crews make connections, lay foundation mats on saturated grounds, build transmission lines and match voltages. In addition, as power is restored to new areas, we may need to reconfigure, causing additional temporary outages.



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