On July 6, Entergy New Orleans filed a supplemental application with the City Council regarding plans for the New Orleans Power Station.
In this application, we present two options for the City Council to consider – a 128-megawatt unit or the 226-megawatt unit submitted in the original June 2016 filing.
Either unit will deliver significant benefits for our customers by providing the city with a long-term resource capable of supporting reliability in New Orleans, while taking into account ways to reduce environmental impact.
Highlights of both the 128 MW and 226 MW units include:
- Lower emissions.
- Minimal groundwater usage.
- Local generation to assist with grid stability and storm restoration.
- Reliable source of peaking and reserve capacity with fast-start ability.
We are working to select the best technology that will provide a modern and efficient facility, while meeting Entergy New Orleans’ long-term planning needs at the lowest reasonable cost to customers.
As always, our goal is to provide affordable, reliable and clean power to our customers – now and into the future. The proposed New Orleans Power Station fully supports that goal.