Entergy to Begin Upgrade Project in Grogan’s Point
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Entergy Texas is continuing projects to make reliability improvements The Woodlands. Entergy has begun clearing vegetation in the Grogan’s Point area to prepare for work that is expected to begin late this week.
Customers in the area, along with local government officials, have been notified. Entergy is also working with The Woodlands Township and Montgomery County to coordinate traffic and the work plan.
Crews will be working to install new cable in the area that will improve reliability and speed up Entergy’s ability to restore power outages.
The team is working to install 3,600 feet of new cable underground. On this specific project, crews are working to modernize the type of cable installed. When the underground electric system in The Woodlands was first built, Entergy directly buried its cables in the ground. Over time, however, this exposes the equipment to wear and tear from the environment and requires the company to dig up cable and disrupt landscaping.
The new approach is to bore underground and lay conduit – a kind of PVC pipe that is used to thread the new cable through. This protects the cable, and most importantly allows Entergy to quickly pull out cable and install new cable.
The work behind these types of reliability improvements involves more than just the crews on the road. These projects require engineers to develop the plans, vegetation management crews to clear areas for work and customer service representatives to alert local customers and community members about where the company is working. On some of these projects, Entergy even employs a traffic control company to help ensure the workers and the public is safe.
This project is just one in a number of efforts Entergy Texas is taking to improve service to customers. This year, Entergy will be investing $14.8 million in distribution reliability improvement projects across its service territory.
These infrastructure upgrades will play an important role in improving the reliability of electric service in the area. Over the next three years, Entergy Texas is investing more than $2 billion in Southeast Texas. This includes the construction of a new power plant, transmission lines, substations and distribution enhancements to reliably transport electricity to nearly half a million homes and businesses.
For more information, visit https://www.entergynewsroom.com/article/continually-investing-improve-our-service/
Source: Entergy Texas