Entergy New Orleans, we're always working to improve the reliability of your
We have a proactive maintenance plan that we work
through each year. Part of that plan includes looking at outage statistics
and working to improve parts of the electrical grid that may have experienced
multiple outages. We also use infrared cameras to inspect power lines and
look for "hotspots" and other areas that might be likely to fail so that we
can perform preventive maintenance. We annually inspect our utility poles and
replace damaged or broken poles when necessary.
And since trees and other
vegetation are one of the leading causes of power outages, we have a yearly
vegetation management program that trims trees throughout the city. Other
proactive maintenance work that we do includes installing new wire, adding
lightning protection to our equipment and adding equipment to deter animals,
another surprising cause of outages.
It's all part of our efforts to
provide you with reliable service.