New Orleans moves forward to investigate Entergy's Ida performance

By WBOK Staff

Thursday, September 23, 2021

New Orleans City Council members moved Wednesday toward investigating Entergy New Orleans and the transmission system that feeds the region electricity.

A committee unanimously forwarded to the full council several inquiries and studies - which include the first step toward identifying potential alternatives to Entergy’s current monopoly on electricity - after the failures of transmission lines and other infrastructure during Hurricane Ida cut power for days and left some customers in the dark for more than a week.

But the meeting was likely disappointing for anyone expecting answers to key questions about the storm as Entergy executives provided no new information.

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