Entergy New Orleans will now be forced to provide hard data behind the proposal to build a Natural Gas Combustion Turbine power plant. The Alliance for Affordable Energy has been paying close attention to the Integrated Resource Plan and Entergy's application to build a new Natural Gas Combustion Turbine power plant in New Orleans East. For more details click on the link below.
Source: The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com
New Orleans City Council Makes Entergy Justify Their Negligent Actions
On June 15th the City Council Utility Committee held a public hearing for stakeholders and community members to voice their thoughts surrounding Entergy New Orleans Inc's proposed Natural Gas power plant in the Michoud area of New Orleans East. Only one council member attended the meeting for no more than ten minutes. The meeting was not recorded, like all other public hearings held at the New Orleans City Council. For more details click on link below.
Source: The Times-Picayune/ NOLA.com
Frequently Asked Questions about the Entergy New Orleans’ IRP
Entergy New Orleans has filed a draft of their Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). So what’s an IRP? An IRP is a process that brings utilities, regulators, and stakeholders together to forecast future energy needs and for Entergy to develop a roadmap for meeting those needs over the next 20 years.
Why do I care about Entergy New Orleans’ IRP? The IRP process guides how YOUR energy will be created for the next 20 years. If you want to see more clean energy in New Orleans, get involved!
What is in Entergy New Orleans’ draft IRP? Entergy’s Michoud power plant is scheduled to shut down this month. That leaves a gap in our energy needs. Unfortunately, Entergy decided to thwart the IRP public process and decided that building a new 250 MW Combustion Turbine (CT) power plant in the same location as the original plant is the only way to meet our energy gap.Entergy announced they will be asking the Council for permission to build the plant this month, before even finalizing the IRP or addressing serious concerns about the IRP.