Louisiana utility regulators blame Entergy for creating grid dependent on costly gas by Wesley Muller
For years, utility giant resisted diversifying its fuel sources, critics say
Electricity experts in Louisiana are pretty sure about a few things.
Demand from industrial users is poised to climb. Natural gas likely will remain a key source of power generation in the state for years. The entrance of a prominent regional transmission organization brings a new level of connection.
What isn’t as clear is just how big the wave of industrial demand may be. Or how the expected closure of some coal-fueled power plants in other states will ripple through U.S. power supplies. Or exactly how new transmission and generation will fit together…