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Entergy Texas is ready for another hurricane season, and customers should be prepared, too.
Entergy Texas is preparing for the worst that Mother Nature can bring, because our customers live in areas prone to inclement weather. The weather affecting the Gulf Coast is getting stronger and occurring more frequently. And the Scientists expect This hurricane season will be active, with at least 19 named storms and nine hurricanes.
Entergy Texas conducts storm preparations year-round—from inspections and vegetation management to training and industrial collaborations. With trees and other vegetation the main cause of power outages, the company is conducting a “land-to-sky” plant pruning, which removes tree limbs that would normally have been above and beyond the power line. Entergy Texas uses satellite imagery and computer modeling to help predict when trimming is needed.
Network optimization is also an ongoing, well-planned effort. The company knows that investments in fortified infrastructure are performing well.
“Storms are affecting our region with greater frequency and intensity, which makes it even more important to prepare well before a tropical system threatens our region,” said Melanie Taylor, Vice President of Energy Texas Reliability. “We are committed to restoring power safely and as quickly as possible in the wake of severe weather and urge customers to prepare and make a plan.”
Intergy Texas stands ready for storm. The company has a proven plan of preparation, planning and ongoing training. With threats of severe weather, the company monitors, mobilizes and acts.
Staying prepared for a storm is a full time job, 24/7, 365 days a year. When there is a severe weather threat, Entergy Texas uses forecasts and computer models based on experience with past storms to predict the number and duration of outages that could occur. Based on these estimates, the company will call in restoration workers from across the country as needed to safely restore power as quickly as possible.
Damage assessment, deployment of personnel with appropriate materials and energy recovery are all processes that Entergy Texas plans to continually improve and improve. Entergy employees across the company complete annual storm response training to ensure procedures are reviewed and updated before the onset of hurricane season.
“Safety is one of our core values, and we encourage you to make it your top priority too,” Taylor said. “Take the time now to make your personal storm plans and make a set of basic emergency supplies. Learn how to make an emergency kit and get important severe weather safety tips at the Entergy Storm Center.”
Another preparation step Entergy is taking is to support the American Red Cross’ Disaster Response Program. Entergy contributors make an annual commitment of $250,000 to support the program, helping our communities better prepare for and recover from potential disasters. The contribution will help simplify the disaster response process, allowing funds to reach more quickly to help those affected across the company’s four-case service area.
Staying informed before, during, and after the tropical system strikes is just as important as making personal storm plans. Here’s how customers can stay updated on Entergy Texas’s preparations and recovery efforts:
- Download Enter the application. Customers can use the app to report outages or check the energy status of their home or business.
- Check files Watch interruptions The maps show where the outages are and give information about the progress of the restoration.
- Follow us Facebook And the Twitter. Social media also plays an important role in keeping customers informed, and we place top priority on updating the company’s social media channels throughout the event.
- sign for text messagesAbout storm and recovery efforts by texting REG to 36778.
- visit Energy Storm Center The site contains storm safety, preparation and recovery information that is updated throughout the day.
- Download Operation: A Storm Ready Guide. This guide will help customers plan and prepare for weather-related emergencies. Versions are available in Spanish And the Vietnamese.
About Intergy Texas
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides Electricity to more than 486,000 customers in 27 provinces. Entergy Texas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, an integrated power company engaged in electrical power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest US large-scale power generation fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electrical generation capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, has annual revenue of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees.
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