Even before the clouds passed, the rain ended and the final power outage was restored, Entergy employees came together to plan. First, Entergy worked to help customers and employees rebuild stronger communities. Entergy employees also worked to rebuild a stronger electric system. In the past year, Entergy Texas has taken steps to protect electric infrastructure, and improve restoration efforts following extreme weather.
It’s more than luck that recently earned Entergy Texas recognition as a Tree Line USA utility for the 13th year in a row. The award by the Arbor Day Foundation celebrates the company’s year-round, proactive vegetation management practices that prioritize proper tree pruning, planting and care.
Power lines serving much of Robertson County are about to get a service reliability makeover. Contract crews are set to begin work on removing vegetation and trimming trees near the line to help keep the lights on for the 1,576 customers it serves across Robertson County.
Burying power lines underground may improve the landscape, but it does have its drawbacks. Most notably, when a power outage occurs, it may be more difficult to find the exact place in the line that needs to be repaired. Plus, making repairs becomes more complicated because of the digging involved to get to the line.
Southeast Texas' sizeable population of squirrels may prove entertaining to watch in the backyard. But there's nothing amusing about the way they deftly dart along power lines, slip into electric substations and cause power outages to neighborhoods.
Customers in an area of Vidor will soon see workers in their neighborhoods when an eight- to 10-week project to help ensure service reliability begins.
Two new electric service reliability projects are set to begin in the Beaumont area over the next two weeks. The first includes neighborhoods along Beaumont's busy Dowlen Road while the other will take care of rural neighborhoods off Highway 105.
Contract workers for Entergy Texas, Inc. are taking their vegetation management expertise to the Montgomery area where they will spend the next three months working to help ensure service reliability.
Contract workers for Entergy Texas, Inc. are taking their vegetation management expertise to the Little Cypress community north of Orange where they will spend the next month working to help ensure service reliability in the area.