City Council calls on Entergy to pause all electric shutoffs until November


CHECK ON THE TOPICS AND THE REST OF THE WEEK FROM HERE. TRAVERS: THE NEW ORLEANS CITY COUNCIL IS CALLING ON ENTERGY TO STOP SHUTTING OFF CUSTOMERS UNTIL NOVEMBER 1 DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HIGH ENERGY BILLS. THE CITY COUNCIL WROTE A LETTER TO ENTERGY TELLING THE POWER GIANT THAT THE POWER BILLS ARE HITTING UNAFFORDABLE LEVELS AND THAT THE HIGH POWER BILLS ARE NOT SUSTAINABLE. THE HIGH POWER BILLS RESULT FROM ELEVATED FUEL PRICES, PLUS THE SHUTOFF, AND UNRELIABILITY OF THE GRAND GULF NUCLEAR PLANT. THE CITY COUNCIL’S UTILITY COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER A RESOLUTION TO ENACT THE MORATORIUM ON JULY 26. THE COUNCIL REGULATES ENTERGY

City Council calls on Entergy to pause all electric shutoffs until November

The New Orleans City Council has called on Entergy to stop shutting Orleans parish residents’ power off until November 1 due to the high temperatures and high energy bills. The City Council wrote to Entergy that the power bills are hitting unaffordable levels and that the high power bills are not sustainable. The council mentioned a concern for elderly people on fixed incomes and who are having trouble paying the high bills. New Orleans has been seeing dangerously high temperatures, and the elderly can not go without power. The high power bills result from elevated fuel prices, plus the shutoff and unreliability of the Grand Gulf Nuclear plant. The City Council’s Utility Committee will consider a resolution to enact the moratorium on July 26.

The New Orleans City Council has called on Entergy to stop shutting Orleans parish residents’ power off until November 1 due to the high temperatures and high energy bills.

The City Council wrote to Entergy that the power bills are hitting unaffordable levels and that the high power bills are not sustainable.

The council mentioned a concern for elderly people on fixed incomes and who are having trouble paying the high bills. New Orleans has been seeing dangerously high temperatures, and the elderly can not go without power.

The high power bills result from elevated fuel prices, plus the shutoff and unreliability of the Grand Gulf Nuclear plant.

The City Council’s Utility Committee will consider a resolution to enact the moratorium on July 26.

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