Natural Gas System Post-Katrina Rebuild
Customer Rate Effects
The initial rebuild project, funded by Community Development Block Grant and Insurance proceeds, officially ended at the end of 2016. Most of the flooded low pressure pipe has been replaced. More miles of pipe were replaced than originally planned at no cost to customers.
The Entergy New Orleans gas rebuild project was recognized internationally as the Global Infrastructure Project of the Year by McGraw-Hill’s Platts Global Energy Awards based on strategic planning, efficiency and timeliness.
Entergy New Orleans has received authorization from the New Orleans City Council to continue rebuilding the natural gas system. That authorization allows the company to replace an additional 65 miles of pipe through mid-2019 as part of the “Gas Infrastructure Replacement Program”. There will be no immediate customer rate impact. The council will assess the program during the next Entergy New Orleans rate case, including how the investment made to replace the pipe will be recovered, and the pace at which the program will continue beyond 2019.