: Montgomery County Emergency Management Media
Release: Mandatory Evacuations Cancelled Based on revised weather forecasts that lowered rainfall predictions, County Judge Craig Doyal, in concert with Sheriff Tommy Gage, Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador, and emergency officials, has cancelled the mandatory evacuation for neighborhoods near the Lewis Creek Reservoir.
As a result of the around-the-clock work on the Lewis Creek Reservoir dam, Entergy Texas President and CEO Sallie Rainer reported to Montgomery County officials today that the threat of a dam failure has substantially decreased, but has not been completely eliminated.
Through the Area Most of the heavy rain and thunderstorms have moved through area near the Lewis Creek reservoir. The company has performed an initial inspection of the dam and has confirmed that there is no breach and no visible damage. The protective coverings remain in place.
: Pilgrim nuclear power plant returns to service
after $70 million investment to boost safety and reliability Entergy's Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has returned to full service, renewed after a $70 million investment to upgrade, replace, overhaul and inspect hundreds of pieces of equipment that make the plant safer today than when it was built.
Generating Electricity Following Transformer Replacement Entergy's Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service yesterday generating electricity, after a sixteen-day shutdown to replace a failed main electrical transformer. The unit had safely and automatically shut down when the transformer failed on May 9.
Repair Work Continues Early this morning Entergy Texas, Inc. performed inspections of the Lewis Creek Reservoir dam with a geotechnical engineer and have confirmed that the dam remains intact. Previously installed protective covering continues to hold.
Transmission System Upgrade New Orleans will be positioned for continued economic growth and development when Entergy New Orleans, Inc. begins a $30 million technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system this summer.
Prepares for Hurricane Season The month of June is traditionally known for weddings, school vacations and the official start of summer. There's much to celebrate, but there's also something to prepare for: June 1 is the official start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation?s leading nuclear generators. http://www.entergynewsroom.com/about-us/
See "MANAGEMENT'S FINANCIAL DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS - Results of Operations - Realized Revenue per MWh for Entergy Wholesale Commodities Nuclear Plants" in the Form 10-K for a discussion of the effects of sustained low natural gas prices and power market structure challenges on market prices for electricity in the New York and New England power regions over the past few years. The higher realized revenue in first quarter 2014 compared to first quarter 2015 was due to significantly higher Northeast spot market prices in first quarter 2014 as a result of sustained cold weather across the entire region combined with limited liquefied natural gas imports and natural gas infrastructure constraints. http://biz.yahoo.com/e/150507/enj10-q.html