Natural Gas System Rebuild
Entergy New Orleans Gas Rebuild is Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. reached a three-year milestone in Dec. 2009 by rebuilding 135 miles of gas lines throughout the city - ahead of schedule and under budget. In addition, the world’s largest gas rebuild effort that was launched in 2007 following Hurricane Katrina has improved gas service reliability to Entergy New Orleans’ customers by reducing water-related outages by 50 percent since 2006.
Entergy New Orleans began rebuilding the system in 2007 because corrosion from Katrina’s floodwaters was causing significant issues for service availability and reliability. Using state-of-the-art technology and upgraded material, the company is converting the city’s low-pressure gas system to a high-pressure system – a customer-focused strategy that aims to increase service reliability and minimize any disruptions during the restoration process.
Entergy New Orleans is committed to provide safe and reliable gas service to more than 96,000 customers in New Orleans. Read more…
Project Earns International Recognition
Based on its strategic planning, efficiency and timeliness, McGraw-Hill’s Platts, the leading international energy information provider, recently recognized Entergy New Orleans’ gas rebuild project as Global Infrastructure Project of the Year in Dec. 2009. Read more…