The $5 million project centers on installing new utility poles and a newly constructed feeder line along Judge Perez Drive between Munster Drive and the Highway 46 extension. “It’s important to work with all our business partners to continue striving to not only enhance our quality of life but improve overall safety for the residents of St. Bernard Parish,” said Parish President Guy Mcinnis. “We appreciate Entergy’s commitment to improving services for our residents.” The grid-hardening efforts will improve overall electrical reliability in the Violet, Poydras, Toca, Kenilworth, Verret, Reggio, Woodlake, Delacroix, Florissant, Hopedale, Yscloskey and Shell Beach areas.
“This work is just one step in Entergy Louisiana’s long-term grid modernization efforts that will offer new technologies to improve customer experience and meet customers’ evolving needs,” said Gary Bazile, senior manager, Metro customer service. “This is as much an investment in our grid as it is in our community. We want to ensure that we are doing all we can to keep the power running in homes and businesses in the area.”
The upgrades are expected to take approximately six months, beginning in June, with an estimated completion time of November pending no unforeseen issues.