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  • Nuclear plant shutdown report due in 45 days

    January 30, 2015 10:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Inspectors with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will likely leave the Entergy nuclear power plant here Saturday after spending a week investigating an unplanned reactor shutdown. The incident happened on December 25th but was made public Monday. Friday, a spokesperson said regulators had concluded their on-site visit... more »
  • Applications now being accepted for energy bill assistance program

    January 28, 2015 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Qualifying low-income households may be able to get some help with paying their energy bills for the remainder of winter through the Office of Social Services' Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. To see if your household qualifies for funds available through the program, refer to... more »
  • Warming up while cooling down

    June 30, 2014 10:26 AM

    Summer in South Louisiana-marred by high heat in the afternoons along with oppressive humidity that persists right through the nights. We seek relief indoors; air conditioning is not just a luxury but a necessity in the south. However, for large metropolitan areas, keeping cool at night may be part of... more »
  • Power outages across the area

    May 28, 2014 6:09 AM

    Storms overnight Tuesday have knocked out power for some residents in the area. Power has been restored to most residents who had lost it in Livingston and Tangipahoa Parish. Here are the combined outage numbers for Entergy and Demco are still reporting roughly 1,700 outage in East Baton... more »
  • Power back on in Baton Rouge after mass outage check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2014 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Power is back on for nearly 30,000 people in Baton Rouge after a widespread outage Wednesday night. Entergy blamed the mass power outage on equipment failure in a news release Wednesday evening. The two-line synopsis of what happened came about two hours after services spiraled off... more »
  • Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

    April 8, 2014 6:36 AM

    LONDON - Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. Experts say it's a promising development but warn that the... more »
  • Thousands of outages reported in La.

    March 4, 2014 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Utility companies reported thousands of outages around Baton Rouge and the rest of southern Louisiana after icy weather on Mardi Gras. According to Entergy, more than 2,200 people are without power in East Baton Rouge alone. Orleans Parish reported 1,700 outages, while Jefferson Parish reported 730.... more »
  • Less than 100,000 in Pa. remain without power

    February 8, 2014 10:35 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Thousands of Pennsylvanians are returning home as power is restored after an ice storm that downed trees and electrical lines. Less than 100,000 customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland remain without power Saturday evening. The majority of them are in the Philadelphia area. The utility PECO is reporting about... more »
  • Many in Sorrento without power

    January 29, 2014 10:57 AM

    SORRENTO - Entergy is working to restore power to nearly 500 customers in the Sorrento area. The company prepared for the worst with the latest winter blast, warning customers that electricity could be out for as long as five days. Crews were brought in from Arkansas to aid in... more »
  • Thousands won't have power during freeze

    January 6, 2014 10:22 PM

    PONCHATOULA- About 1,000 people in Tangipahoa Parish are still without power and there are scattered outages amounting to a few hundred in other areas serviced by Entergy Tuesday morning. Power began to fail as temperatures dropped into the 20s. A message about the outages on the company's website... more »
  • Wednesday discussion could change popular solar program check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The savings homeowners have been enjoying from solar panels are under fire. Under the current rules, utility companies credit homeowners the retail rate for the excess electricity generated with solar. But, that could change. Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway is proposing smaller credits for homeowners,... more »
  • Power restored in south Baton Rouge after outage

    March 18, 2013 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Homes and businesses south of LSU's campus are no longer in the dark this morning, after a sudden power outage in the area. According to Entergy's website, the outage affected areas east and west of Highland Rd. from E. Chimes St. to E. Washington, as well... more »
  • "Big Ben... Not the Clock or Rothlesberger"

    March 11, 2013 5:59 PM

    It may be safe to note that we've settled into the time change. Ben Franklin's embraced using more daylight time in 1783. He also invented the Franklin stove and bifocals. His first experiment determined whether electricity and lightning had exact characteristics. To test whether clouds were electrified, he proposed placing... more »
  • La. board: Recent work not related to game outage

    February 4, 2013 11:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A lawyer for the state board that oversees the Superdome says Sunday night's power outage during the Super Bowl does not appear to be related to work done on the stadium's electrical system in December. The board last fall approved work to replace "feeder" equipment connecting the stadium... more »
  • Plaquemine gets new transformer

    January 30, 2013 7:33 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Work is under way in Plaquemine on installation of a new, $900,000 transformer designed to boost the city electrical system's voltage capacity and provide more stable electric service as part of a $4 million substation upgrade. Plaquemine Mayor Mark Gulotta says he hopes to have the new transformer... more »
  • Newly-elected councilman ticketed for utility theft

    January 2, 2013 4:26 PM

    GONZALES - Police ticketed a new Gonzales city councilman after they said he stole electricity from a nearby trailer park. Police issued a misdemeanor summons to Timothy Vessel on Dec. 17 for theft of utility services. According to Chief Sherman Jackson, on Nov. 30 the manager of the... more »
  • Most in the area have power, others will be in the dark for 2013

    December 26, 2012 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Everyone in Louisiana who lost power and could safely get it restored, are back on line after powerful storms moved across the area on Christmas Day. "Our state was fortunate to be spared the worst of the storm's damage, and the dedication of our employees - who... more »
  • Baker tornado confirmed, shelter opened

    December 10, 2012 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service confirmed that damage in Baker this morning was caused by a tornado. The NWS report said the damage was consistent with an EF 1 tornado. They said it touched down on U. S. Hwy 61, and its damage path ended four miles... more »
  • DPW chief discusses lessons learned from Isaac check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 26, 2012 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The interim director of Baton Rouge's Department of Public Works said today his agency's Hurricane Isaac preparation and response went smoothly. David Guillory said they had one overriding goal: get back to normal as quickly as possible. "We need to try to make us operate... more »
  • New York skyline to be lit up again tonight

    November 2, 2012 3:55 PM

    NEW YORK - For the first time since Superstorm Sandy struck at the start of the week, the Manhattan skyline is expected to be mostly lit up tonight. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the utility Con Edison is hoping to have most of Manhattan's outages resolved by midnight. But the progress... more »
  • Fewer than 10,000 without power

    September 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Entergy Corp. says fewer than 10,000 people in Louisiana still had power outages as of Thursday afternoon. Entergy customers made up more than 700,000 of the more than 900,000 who lost power after Isaac hit the state last week. The corporation said Thursday on its website that... more »
  • La. power outages drop to 2 percent of customers

    September 4, 2012 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Isaac have nearly all been repaired. The Public Service Commission says nearly 38,000 homes and businesses remained without electricity Tuesday. That's about 2 percent of customers. The largest remaining outages were in the two parishes hardest-hit by Isaac's flooding: Plaquemines... more »
  • Power companies report progress in Louisiana

    September 2, 2012 7:48 PM

    LOUISIANA- Power companies report progress in restoring electricity to their Louisiana customers more than four days after Hurricane Isaac's landfall led to more than 900,000 losing power. Louisiana's largest power provider, Entergy Corp., says its affiliates have reduced the number of outages to 202,000 by Sunday evening, a drop of... more »
  • New toilet technology after 150 years of waste

    August 15, 2012 12:36 PM

    SEATTLE - These aren't your typical loos. One uses microwave energy to transform human waste into electricity. Another captures urine and uses it for flushing. And still another turns excrement into charcoal. They are part of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation competition to reinvent the toilet for the 2.6... more »
  • 'Normal' power supply could be online Monday in Morgan City

    June 29, 2012 4:53 PM

    MORGAN CITY- Power operations could be "back to normal" by Monday. The Mayor told News2 Friday crews will work over the weekend to make the final connections to the new machinery put in place after an explosion at the city's power supply. Power was knocked out for nearly 24... more »
  • Work continues to restore power in Morgan City check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 27, 2012 5:41 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Crews continued the long process of replacing a burned-out transformer in Morgan City that exploded last night, cutting power to most of the city. The ruined transformer was removed earlier this evening, and workers still have to move a new transformer in and connect it to... more »
  • Power out to thousands in Baton Rouge

    June 27, 2012 3:00 PM

    UPDATE 4:00 p.m. - Entergy says power is back for people living in this area. Anyone that still doesn't have electricity should report their outage by calling 1-800-968-8243 (1-800-9OUTAGE). BATON ROUGE - The power is out to thousands in Baton Rouge during the hottest time of the day today.... more »
  • Damage to Morgan City steam plant worse than initially thought

    June 27, 2012 11:11 AM

    MORGAN CITY - People without power in Morgan City after a steam plant exploded and caught fire last night will be without electricity a while longer. According to a release from the city, damage to the plant is worse than initially thought. The new timetable for power restoration is... more »
  • Power still out across area

    May 31, 2012 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An evening of nasty storms knocked down trees and knocked out power. By news time, more than 1,000 people in the Capitol City area were still in the dark. Crews are working to get the electricity back on. At 10 p.m. Thursday, power companies were estimating several... more »
  • Mississippi River threatens electricity in Pointe Coupee check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 9, 2011 5:50 PM

    BONANZA LANDING - Pointe Coupee Electric leaders thought as many as 350 homes and camps could lose power before the end of next week because of the rising Mississippi River. That number dropped to about 50 homes and camps late Friday afternoon, according to Joseph Cotten, Jr., the general... more »
  • Rule kicking in to stop electricity cutoffs

    July 12, 2011 4:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A state utility regulator says a rule is kicking in that prevents electric utilities from cutting off customers when the heat index is at least 105 degrees. The same rule by the Public Service Commission also stops electricity and natural gas cutoffs when winter temperatures drop below... more »
  • Homeowners make the most of wait for electricity

    April 5, 2011 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than 24 hours after a storm blew down trees and power lines across southern Louisiana, a few people around Baton Rouge were still waiting to get their electricity back. More than 20,000 homes were knocked out of service when severe weather moved through the area Monday... more »
  • Entergy found to have overcharged customers

    December 13, 2010 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal regulatory judge has found Entergy Corp. overcharged customers in four states by the way it sold electricity. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Monday announced last week's ruling by an administrative law judge for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The investigation covered subsidiaries with about... more »
  • Storm chops power in downtown NO

    November 30, 2010 8:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - About 1,300 customers of Entergy New Orleans in the city's central business district lost power Tuesday as a storm front moved through. Utility spokeswoman Jolen Stein says a transmission line was knocked down by heavy winds during a thunderstorm. Entergy New Orleans is repairing the line. In... more »
  • Central apartment complex fire ruled as arson

    September 21, 2010 5:36 PM

    A set of apartments on Forest Grove Avenue in Central were destroyed around 2:30 this morning, and police said arson is the cause. Authorities said no one was injured, but three residents are without homes. Prior to the fire, residents who live in the fourplex spent the weekend without power... more »
  • Power transmission pool worried about summer

    June 21, 2010 5:31 AM

    Acadiana utilities say that although they avoided rolling blackouts last week, there's still worry about the rest of the summer. On Thursday, Lafayette Utilities System, Cleco, SLEMCO, Entergy and the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority all asked customers to conserve electricity to avoid the need to cut power in some... more »
  • Trailer park troubles

    May 24, 2010 6:04 PM

    Several people have been without water and electricity for nearly a week in Baton Rouge. A tree fell on two mobile homes, broke a water-line and took down power lines at Nelson's Mobile Home Village on Victoria Drive last week. Today, the landlord of the property says Entergy... more »
  • Trailer complex without water and electricity for past 2 weeks

    May 24, 2010 12:22 PM

    Several residents at a trailer park off of Airline Hwy. in Baton Rouge have been without water and electricity since a tree crushed two trailers last week. The landlord of the property is meeting with someone from Entergy today to try and get everything fixed. Neigbors are running... more »
  • Lafourche, Terrebonne prepare for storm season

    April 27, 2010 9:35 AM

    Grants from FEMA have helped purchase more than two dozen generators for critical buildings and sewer system pumping stations in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. The purchases -- $648,000 for Terrebonne and $570,000 for Lafourche -- mean local government is better prepared for hurricanes, power outages and other emergencies. Terrebonne's Emergency... more »
  • Entergy makes spinoff concessions for New York

    March 3, 2010 5:05 PM

    Entergy has agreed to financial concessions in an attempt to win approval from New York regulators for its proposed spinoff of six nuclear units. The New York State Public Service Commission will consider Thursday whether to allow the New Orleans-based Entergy to create a separate, publicly traded company known... more »
  • Entergy earnings up in fourth quarter

    February 2, 2010 10:44 AM

    Power provider Entergy Corp. parlayed increased electricity usage and sharply lower fuel expenses into an 84 percent gain in fourth-quarter profit, the company reported Tuesday. For the October-through-December period, Entergy earned $313.8 million, or $1.64 per share, on revenue of $2.5 billion, compared with year-ago earnings in the fourth... more »
  • Cleco offers new program for low-income customers

    February 2, 2010 5:12 AM

    A new program offered by utility provider Cleco could mean a 25 percent discount to low-income customers. The company says customers who meet certain income guidelines can apply to receive the discount on the fuel portion of their bills for July, August and September. Customers must apply at one of... more »
  • Livingston Parish residents without power

    January 11, 2010 5:26 PM

    Thousands of DEMCO customers in Livingston Parish rode out this weekend's cold snap without power. According to DEMCO, record power consumption overloaded their system, causing sporadic outages. News 2's Luke Margolis gets answers on what it took to get the power turned back on. more »
  • Plaquemine may get new power contract

    October 8, 2009 5:23 PM

    Residents in Plaquemine could begin seeing cheaper utility bills if an interim agreement with a power supplier is approved. Plaquemine is one of 19 cities that owns a power plant. Right now, it gets electricity from the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority or LEPA. After dozens of residents... more »
  • Power problems plague apartment tenants

    October 5, 2009 4:31 PM

    Several residents at the Myrtle Place Apartments in Baton Rouge spent the past week in the dark. The power was disconnected because of a permit issue. Their electricity came back on as News 2 started asking questions. Tenants said they complained for days to apartment managers and nothing... more »
  • Power problems plague apartment tenants

    October 5, 2009 12:22 PM

    At least two tenants at the Myrtle Place Apartments in Baton Rouge have spent close to a week in the dark. Their electricity went out last Tuesday. It came back on this morning as News 2 started asking questions. The apartment manager referred all questions to the apartment owner.... more »
  • Lights Out campaign

    October 5, 2009 5:25 AM

    This week residents in District 5 and East Baton Rouge Parish are being asked to report any street light outages. Councilwoman Ronnie Edwards says when streets are not well lit, it allows opportunity for problems and traffic accidents. Outages can be reported by calling 1-800-9OUTAGE or 1-800-ENTERGY. You can also... more »
  • Stolen meters leave a Baton Rouge family in the dark

    September 24, 2009 10:25 PM

    Paulette Walker says she's living in a nightmare after her electricity and water meters were taken on the same day, leaving her home without power or water for three days. Walker's landlord Christine Green didn't have the house's electrical wiring inspected before the move in. Walker repaired the electrical... more »
  • Southern University considers on-site energy production

    September 23, 2009 1:29 PM

    Update: Southern University leaders met with Broad International, a Chinese multi-national energy company, to discuss a proposal for an energy saving program. The project would allow the university to produce electricity on-site to heat and cool all buildings on campus. It could cut the cost of electricity by half.... more »
  • Southern University considers on-site energy production

    September 23, 2009 10:13 AM

    Southern University leaders are discussing a proposal for a project that would allow the university to produce electricity on-site to heat and cool all buildings on campus. The project is part of an energy saving effort between the university and Broad International, a Chinese multi-national energy company. Chancellor Kofi... more »
  • St. Helena homeowner living without power

    August 12, 2009 10:11 AM

    A homeowner in St. Helena Parish says she was sold a lot too small for a legal sewer system. No sewer means no electricty. The woman has lived without power since January, and wants the seller to be held accountable. News 2 is investigating. more »

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