Entergy Louisiana Investing More Than $3 Million in Electric System in Webster Parish

Upgrades Reflect Commitment to Increasing System Resiliency, Providing Reliable Power
Sarepta, La. – As part of its commitment to providing reliable power, Entergy Louisiana is investing more than $3 million to bring a stronger, more resilient electric system to Webster Parish.
Crews will continue making significant upgrades throughout the remainder of the year and into 2022 to a portion of the electric system that stretches from Sarepta to Cotton Valley.
Upgrades include substation enhancements and the installation of approximately 200 new utility poles, miles of powerlines and smart devices like switches and reclosers. Reclosers, for example, sectionalize the electric system to prevent power outages while also helping protect it from damage. These devices give the electric system an opportunity to keep power flowing following temporary impacts like a tree limb falling onto a powerline.
Most of the work will take place along U.S. Highway 371, and Entergy Louisiana is asking that motorists exercise caution if they encounter a utility crew working beside a roadway. Traffic will be directed safely around any work sites where necessary.
Maintaining and improving the electric system is an ongoing process. Entergy Louisiana’s reliability experts routinely inspect and evaluate components such as poles, powerlines, transformers and switches and use data to make strategic decisions around the replacement or enhancement of equipment.
“Our objective is always to keep the lights on and prevent power outages before they occur, and we do that through a robust reliability program,” said Cindy Gordon, Entergy Louisiana customer service project manager.
She added, “I’m excited about the work we’re

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