By mid-2020, Entergy had dedicated almost $3 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in its four-state service area and The Power to Care, which helps low-income customers pay utility bills.
Even though several lines had to be de-energized during the flood event, most customers never lost power because of the looped design of Entergy’s electrical system.
Despite the extensive damage, crews were able to restore power to all customers who could receive it within a week of the storm. Engineers also used the rebuild as a chance to strengthen the grid and prepare Rolling Fork for greater resiliency during future storms.
Last week, I toured parts of the Entergy Mississippi service area that were devastated by the recent tornado outbreak, including Rolling Fork, Silver City and Winona. It was destruction that I have never seen in my time at Entergy or in my personal life as a Mississippian.
At Entergy Mississippi we think a lot about the future. Why? Because we are not only tasked by the State of Mississippi with providing you power today, but also with having plans in place to ensure you have safe, reliable and affordable power years from now.
Food-insecure families can put nourishing meals on the table this month, thanks to a partnership between Extra Table and Entergy Mississippi that is stocking food pantry shelves throughout the state.
Entergy Mississippi is providing between $150 to $1,000 in direct bill payment help to Mississippi families who need help paying their power bills.
Like most things these days, the material costs related to generating and delivering your power have gone up recently. While our customer rates are still below the U.S. average, Entergy Mississippi is taking real action to keep this and other inflationary business cost increases from making your power bill unaffordable.