The company urges customers to be storm ready, too
JACKSON, Miss. – Entergy Mississippi is ready for another hurricane season come June 1, and urges customers to be ready, too.
“We prepare for the worst of what Mother Nature might bring, because our customers live in areas prone to severe weather,” said Robbin Jeter, Entergy Mississippi vice president of distribution operations. “Severe weather impacting our region is increasing in strength and occurring with greater frequency. And scientists predict this hurricane season will be just as active, with at least 19 named storms and nine hurricanes.”
How Entergy prepares
Entergy Mississippi preforms storm preparations year-round – from inspections and vegetation management to training and industry collaboration. Since trees and other vegetation are a leading cause of power outages, the company conducts “sky to ground” vegetation trimming, which removes tree limbs that would normally have been above the power line and out. Entergy also uses satellite imagery and computer modeling to help predict when trimming may be needed.
Enhancing the grid is also an ongoing, well-planned effort. Investments in hardened infrastructure perform well, and the company is continually making those. For example, earlier this year the Mississippi Public Service Commission approved Entergy Mississippi’s multi-year plan to replace existing wooden transmission poles across its service territory. Approximately 250 to 300 structures will be replaced in 2022. The pole replacement program will help improve the transmission system performance and reduce the length of transmission-caused outages due to wooden pole failures.
Entergy Mississippi stands storm ready. The company has a proven plan

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