Entergy has started periodic power outages for its customers in Texas. The company is taking this action as directed by our reliability coordinator, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, as a last resort and in order to prevent a more extensive, prolonged power outage that could severely affect the reliability of the power grid.
The unusual circumstance is the result of extensive damage to Entergy’s transmission system caused by Hurricane Laura in East Texas and West Louisiana and the anticipated high demand for electricity due to high temperatures.
MISO is directing actions to be taken to restore the system to normal operations as quickly as possible and will direct Entergy to stop the periodic outages as soon as the power shortfall no longer threatens the integrity of the rest of the electrical power system.
Entergy is also asking customers in its western area north of Houston to voluntarily reduce their usage of electricity, as directed by MISO.
Hurricane Laura damaged key transmission lines, conductors, wooden and steel transmission towers that could bring electrical power from the east.
Entergy has performed preliminary assessments to its transmission system and is working to restore the key lines that will alleviate the situation.
MISO comprises a pool of electricity generators and users that stretches from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, and as reliability coordinator is responsible for monitoring the portion of the electric grid it oversees and providing instructions to its members regarding actions needed to maintain reliability in that portion of the grid. In extreme and unusual circumstances, such actions may include periodic outages of the type occurring today.
some people are on breathing air and treatments, they should have been given warning so as to make arrangements
Prayers your way. Some people don’t understand that power is life for some people. God Bless!!
The warning was the hurricane. Rolling blackouts are nearly always an after effect. They are doing their best.
How long is this going to last I wasn’t in the hurricane nor was my county. I pay my bill to have lights. Is Entergy going to replace my food if I loose it for them cutting the electric off without warning? Plus my mom is on oxygen.
Would be nice to know what times these are going to occur and for how long…
They just shut ours off in my area with no warning. I drove all the way to my house because power still showed it was on, wasted gas because no warning was given.
This is ridiculous. You have to give us warning of when it will happen and how long it will last. Maybe you’ll understand how pathetic this is with regard to customer service when you have to settle out of court because you killed someone on oxygen due to no warning that they would lose power for a significant amount of time out of the blue.
What about our funeral home refrigeration? I mean couldn’t they have given us some type of warning that this was happening?
People have pets in small homes that can’t survive this BS, if nobody is there to open the windows.
If it’s scheduled, we should at least know how long they last…
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