BEAUMONT, Texas - Entergy Texas has started additional power outages for its customers across the Eastern portion of its Texas service territory, which includes Jefferson, Orange, Hardin and Liberty counties. The company is taking this action as directed by our reliability coordinator, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, as a last resort and in order to prevent a more extensive, prolonged power outage that could severely affect the reliability of the power grid.
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
Customers should prepare now for severe winter weather.
Colder temperatures and more time spent at home impacts electric usage.
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.
The plant will provide clean, affordable and reliable energy to Entergy Texas customers.
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