News Release > New substation, distribution circuits being built in Calcasieu Parish
New substation, distribution circuits being built in Calcasieu Parish
New and upgraded equipment will increase electric capacity and improve service reliability
LAKE CHARLES, La. – Entergy Louisiana is constructing a new substation and distribution circuits in Calcasieu Parish as part of its commitment to increasing the resilience of the electric system and providing customers with reliable power. The approximately $24 million project will benefit thousands of customers in the Gillis, Moss Bluff and north and east Lake Charles areas.
Utility crews expect to complete the project and energize the Goos Ferry substation and new power lines by sometime this spring, pending any unforeseen circumstances. Crews will be setting new poles in the ground and putting more than three miles of new wire and other electric equipment in the air as part of the construction of three distribution circuits that will provide electricity from the substation to area homes and businesses.
The new equipment near Moss Bluff and the surrounding area will support economic growth and help provide reliable power year-round to customers in Calcasieu Parish, in part, by increasing electric capacity and reducing stress on other substations in the Gillis, Goosport and east Lake Charles areas.
Most of the remaining work related to the Goos Ferry substation project will take place near the intersection of Goos Road, Clyde Delaney Drive and Paul Bellon Road, as well as along Goos Road, Clyde Delaney Drive and You Winn Road to the south and west of the substation site. Entergy Louisiana is asking that motorists exercise caution if they encounter a utility crew working beside a roadway. Traffic will be directed safely around any work sites where necessary.
“This project will make the local electric system stronger in the face of severe weather and help meet the needs of a growing area,” said Margaret Harris, Entergy Louisiana customer service manager. “It’s an investment in Calcasieu Parish and one we’re confident will drive economic development and help keep power flowing to homes and businesses.”
Maintaining and improving the electric system is an ongoing process. Entergy Louisiana’s reliability experts routinely inspect and evaluate components such as poles, power lines and transformers and use data to make strategic decisions around the replacement or enhancement of equipment. To learn more about our reliability efforts, visit the Entergy Newsroom.
About Entergy Louisiana
Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers in 58 parishes and natural gas service to more than 94,000 customers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy Louisiana is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees.