New Orleans Transmission Improvement and Expansion
As of 4/25/16. Subject to change.
Entergy New Orleans Electric Power Transmission System Upgrade
Description: This project is a two-phase technological upgrade to
transmission lines originating at the Entergy Ninemile generating
facility. The first phase, Ninemile-Napoleon substation, will begin in
July 2015. The second phase, Ninemile-Derbigny substation, will begin in
October 2015. Both phases will replace the existing 230 kilovolt
transmission lines with a 3M™ aluminum conductor composite reinforced
high-voltage wire that will move power more reliably and efficiently.
Through the use of this advanced technology, Entergy minimizes the need
to replace the existing steel poles while providing additional
Cost: Approximately $30 million.
Status: This project is now complete.
Benefits: The project will enhance reliability, increase transmission
capacity and help ensure the availability of affordable power in the New
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