World: Entergy Louisiana files proposed 10-year Entergy Future Ready Resilience Plan

Plan aims to reduce restoration costs and accelerate recovery following major storms. Entergy Louisiana filed its proposed Phase I Entergy Future Ready resilience plan with the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Phase I seeks approval of the first five years of a 10-year resilience plan that would aim to accelerate the restoration of power and reduce the costs associated with doing so following major storms.

The filing proposes a comprehensive set of grid-hardening investments for the Commission to consider along with enhanced vegetation management and alternative technologies. To identify projects that would have the greatest impact and deliver significant benefits to customers at the lowest reasonable cost, the company used a data-driven approach that evaluated thousands of potential storm scenarios.

In its totality, the resilience projects are estimated to cost approximately $9.6 billion over 10 years. It calls for 9,600 distribution and transmission projects that would strengthen more than 269,000 structures over 11,000 miles of powerlines. As proposed, the plan would take place in two, five-year phases, from 2024 to 2033. The company is seeking approval of the first phase which encompasses approximately $5 billion worth of projects and is estimated to reduce customer interruptions by over 34 billion minutes over the next 50 years.


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Smart Grid Bulletin December 2022

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