NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Entergy Louisiana is sending 200 employees and contractors to help restore power to homes and businesses in the north east United States, due to a powerful round of winter weather. Entergy will assist as part of their mutual assistance contingent.
According to an Entergy spokesperson, one million homes and businesses are without power. Entergy will be helping customers of PECO Energy Company in Pennsylvania and FirstEnergy Corp. in New Jersey.
"We are glad to do our part in helping restore power following this powerful winter storm and in helping those affected get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible," said Melonie Stewart, interim vice president of customer service in Louisiana. "We have benefited from the restoration assistance of other companies many times over the years, so we take pride in helping others when we're called upon to do so."
Entergy assists utility companies from all across the country and companies within the Entergy family. For 20-straight years, Entergy has been recognized by the Edison Electric Institute for their efforts in assisting.