Attention customers in the Walton Heights/Pleasant Ridge area in west Little Rock: Entergy Arkansas is moving power lines to accommodate the widening of Cantrell Rd./Highway 10. To do the work safely, it will be necessary to interrupt service to numerous customers in the area for 2-7 hours beginning 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 28.
Lines to be de-energized while moving equipment.
About 200 customers will be impacted from 4 to noon both days
Entergy Arkansas will be performing work on distribution lines as well as other equipment in an area around the town of Wheatley on Monday and Tuesday, July 26 and 27 that will require an outage from 4 a.m. to noon both days.
Entergy Arkansas posted an intent recently to issue a request for proposals for up to 500 megawatts of solar and wind capacity to add to its electricity generating portfolio by 2026.
As part of its commitment to provide more renewable resources, Entergy Arkansas plans to add a large-scale solar farm of 180 megawatts on 1,600 acres near West Memphis in 2023.
Construction of the Searcy Solar power generating plant is about halfway complete. When the facility goes online by the end of this year, it will have a capacity of 100 megawatts of emission-free power.
Arkansas Power and Light founder Harvey Couch made a deal in 1913 to purchase sawdust – the company’s first fuel source – to burn and power a steam-powered turbine and send power through a 20-mile transmission line to customers in Malvern and Arkadelphia.
The company’s utility business puts service to its 3 million customers at the top of its priority list. In the process, Entergy’s five operating companies are helping to build a region.
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