Entergy New Orleans has launched Operation: Gridiron — an ambitious power infrastructure program designed to make the city’s grid stronger and to better prepare our community for more frequent, stronger storms.

The Operation: Gridiron plan was developed in response to a request by the New Orleans City Council following Hurricane Ida in 2021. The proposal is before the City Council for their consideration and approval.

If approved, Operation: Gridiron will provide New Orleans with one of the most storm-ready power infrastructures in the United States. Under this plan, Entergy will be: 

  • Investing $1 billion in our grid over 10 years in two, five-year phases.
  • Cutting outage times by more than half and saving customers millions of dollars.
  • Upgrading thousands of poles to withstand 140 mph winds.
  • Hardening 650 miles of power lines.
  • Performing responsible work with full transparency, empowering the community to hold us accountable for the work being done.

We've heard directly from residents at town hall events in each City Council district. Learn more about Entergy New Orleans’ planned projects in your neighborhood below and check back frequently for updates: 

If you don’t see a project highlighted in your area, that area has either already been hardened, or upgrades would not be cost-efficient for New Orleans customers. Additionally, all customers in a given area benefit when power restoration resources have fewer outages to address. Note, these planned projects are pending council approval and are subject to change.

Learn more at entergy.com/future