Record-high temperatures are reported in many states that make up the Midwest and Entergy is bracing for the impact on its ability to provide electricity.
“Such high temperatures lead to customers using more electricity,” said Jason Reynolds, vice president of system planning. “When there’s a high level of demand for power all at once, or over a short period of time, we must match that demand with available supply from resources located throughout the region. We are diligently working to ensure we have sufficient power for our customers, so that power disruptions can continue to be avoided.”
The large utility said it has a detailed plan for extreme hot weather which incudes power plant and transmission operators taking steps to maintain the balance of supply and demand on the grid.
Entergy’s seasonal planning and preparations are performed on an ongoing basis to help reduce the risk of the demand for electricity exceeding the supply. We have a detailed plan for extreme hot weather, which includes our power plants and transmission operators taking steps to maintain the balance of supply and demand on the grid and actions to reduce the risk of generation or transmission facilities tripping offline.