Natural Gas System Rebuild
No Rate Impact on Customers
Entergy New Orleans is making tremendous progress in rebuilding its gas system post-Katrina. Since the rebuild project began in 2007, several hundred miles of pipe have been replaced. The rebuild project, which is expected to continue through the end of 2016, has been completed to date ahead of schedule, under budget, and has come at no cost to the customer.
To mitigate costs to the customer, Entergy New Orleans sought and received alternative sources of funds for gas system rebuild costs associated with Hurricane Katrina, including Community Development Block Grant funds and insurance proceeds.
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.