• Utility: Much more power cut than necessary Mardi Gras night

    3 days ago - By Chron

    NEW ORLEANS - The utility company serving New Orleans appears to have cut three times as much electricity as it needed to during emergency winter weather blackouts, slashing power to roughly 26,000 families and businesses on Mardi Gras night, company executives said Tuesday.
    Officials with Entergy New Orleans told the City Council that emergency shutdowns ordered by a regional grid manager last week called for the utility to reduce the city's power consumption by 26 megawatts. Instead, more than 80 megawatts of electricity was shut off, based on current estimates.
    The blackouts lasted more...
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