New Orleans City council members debating new Entergy power plant

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans City Council's utilities committee is expected to take a vote Wednesday on whether or not to allow Entergy New Orleans to construct a peaking power plant in Michoud.

The plant would run during times of surging demand.

The proposed facility is expected to cost more than $200 million, which would add a projected $5.84 per month to the average Entergy residential customer who consumes 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity monthly, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. 

It's not clear when the full City Council will vote on Entergy's proposal. If four out of five utilities committee members vote in favor of the proposal Wednesday, it's likely to pass the full council, according to the report.

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