Entergy Texas’ western region is experiencing a record all-time load.
Due to bitterly cold temperatures and the winter storm, the demand for electricity has reached an all-time high.
Action Taken as Directed by MISO Due to Increased Demand, Loss of Generation
High demand on system slows restoration times
Approximately 1,600 customers remained without power Sunday evening after about 7,000 were disrupted earlier in the day as winter weather blew across the state. Forecasts call for even more extreme temperatures, sleet, and snow this week, with an unprecedented demand for electricity likely.
Customers should prepare now for severe winter weather.
Sub-freezing temps forecast into next week
Crews were working to restore power Thursday to approximately 1,000 customers that remained without electricity, and those customers were expected to be restored by 10 p.m.
Severe weather expected to affect much of Entergy Mississippi’s service area
Forecasts call for rain, freezing rain and sleet over a large portion of the state in the next 48 hours, and Entergy Arkansas is prepping for potential outages. Those areas are likely to see ice accumulations, ranging from one-eighth to one-half inch, with below freezing temperatures and very low wind chills through Saturday.
Entergy received five response awards, including recovery awards for Hurricane Laura and severe thunderstorms last April, and assistance awards for hurricanes Sally, Isaias and Hanna.