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Tarps99
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Lafourche Parish
Member since Apr 2017
838 posts

Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
I know Entergy has established itself as a one of the nation’s largest utilities and operates several nuclear power plants some of which are outside of its geographical service territory.

But the distribution problems that Entergy is dealing with with just this minimal storm event are troubling. It has been posted on this board some of the issues such as lack of preventative maintenance such as swapping rotten poles and clearing trees from transmission lines. I know they are going to come back to the PSC for a new Storm Adjustment fee just to just to bill is for those repairs.

I know some of these issues may not be Entergy’s fault such as planting trees near transmission lines, and limiting access to lines with fences.

Entergy has done some investment into new lines, I know in the South Lafourche area they recently replaced a Main Feeder that was on wooden polls with Metal poles and moved the main feeder to Grand Isle and Fourchon closer to the road on metal poles so they don’t have to go into the Marsh to repair the lines if they fail.

With all of the recent storms you would think Entergy would be implementing new strategies for distribution to reduce storm outages.


Capt ST
Army Fan
Middle of the Mall
Member since Aug 2011
8801 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
Hell they ran conduit to island and never ran the wire. Pipe is still open ended probably full of water.



Lion4Life
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Sep 2012
275 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
I guess you haven’t recently seen the large outage in NY that wasn’t caused by a storm?

I guess you also are not aware they lead the industry in power restoration? Let me not forget towards the lowest $/kWh?

Weather happens and trees snap. Majority of these outages are not due to poor poles, but rather tree limbs and trees that were mature and haven’t been through a storm in several years.


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LSUballs
LSU Fan
RayVegas LA
Member since Feb 2008
31647 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
My understanding is that Entergy is one of the best in the power providing business.


Hulkklogan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2010
37273 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
People are quick to judge without knowing the details.

I believe Entergy is one of the best in the nation in restoration time.. perhaps they can be better at prevention, I don't know how they rank there.


Lion4Life
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Sep 2012
275 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
Their stock price shows that to. Ranks in the top quartile among nation wide competitiors.


Cosmo
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re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
Entergy also appears committed to nuclear power which should be our future.


Nephropidae
Tennessee Fan
Brentwood
Member since Nov 2018
266 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
I wonder if deregulating the marketing, account setup, service calls would give an opportunity for better operations and metrics from Entergy without an increase in price to consumer. Let them focus on utilities and not customer service. These utility companies seem hard to hold to account given the overarching contracts and our dependence on them. So, it might also be worth looking inward at the government folks who manage the contract to make sure they are delivering and impose real consequences for bad metrics.



philly444
LSU Fan
stuck in contraflow
Member since Nov 2008
7047 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
I’m happy the power went out for some of the lazy bastards around here. Go read a book while using candle light to see.


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DeafJam73
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
Entergy is actually one of the better companies out there. Especially their line crews. They are some hard working bastards. If you want to blame anyone for our infrastructure, blame our state government.


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Draconian Sanctions
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re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
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I wonder if deregulating the marketing, account setup, service calls would give an opportunity for better operations and metrics from Entergy without an increase in price to consumer.


You want to make a monopoly LESS accountable?


Parmen
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New York City
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re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?


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Mudminnow
LSU Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Aug 2004
32621 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
I had no idea so many people work for Entergy on this board.

Deregulation would certainly help improve things in Louisiana for rates and service.

If you don't like Entergy charging a fee for each hurricane on your monthly bill, you simply move to a different provider.

They get reimbursed by insurance yet want to gouge homeowners and charge a monthly fee for each hurricane that impacts Louisiana.


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Chef Curry
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2019
168 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
Entergy is a shite company run by liberal lunatics. They are fortunate to be federally regulated guaranteeing a profit. So glad I no longer have to work in that cesspool.


bountyhunter
New Orleans Saints Fan
North of Houston a bit
Member since Mar 2012
4672 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
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Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?

Yes, but they are at least more reliable than tigerdroppings.com.


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BabyTac
Louisiana Tech Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jun 2008
5864 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
They’re the only company to blackout a Super Bowl so there is that.


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1ranter1
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Dec 2008
9626 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
Yeah I can’t believe Entergy is hesitant spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to improve the services to huge population centers like Fourchon and Grand Isle.


LSU Coyote
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Sep 2007
23625 posts
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re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
Is it crazy to have only one option? My time in Texas we had several providers to choose.

Edt: they aren't ATT but close.
This post was edited on 7/16 at 10:08 am


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mikelbr
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
34907 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
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I believe Entergy is one of the best in the nation in restoration time.. perhaps they can be better at prevention, I don't know how they rank there.




Everybody hates on something when it's all they know.

Grass is greener, till you you gotta eat the same grass you shite in.


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DomincDecoco
On da northshore
Member since Oct 2018
302 posts

re: Is Entergy the Worst Power Company?
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My understanding is that Entergy is one of the best in the power providing business.


this is incorrect


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