Powering the Future

In March, Entergy New Orleans began construction on a 20-megawatt solar plant on approximately 90 acres of NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East. The company says the investment is being made in an effort to improve service reliability while creating local jobs at a time when the region is struggling with the economic impact of COVID-19.

Lens Onthejob

Working outdoors on a 90-acre site is making social distancing on the job easy for those assembling the nearly 70,500 solar panels that will comprise Entergy’s New Orleans Solar Station. Engineered to withstand 134 mph hurricane conditions, the panels will provide clean energy to more than 3,100 area homes when the station is completed — estimated to be in the third quarter of this year — the equivalent to offsetting the emissions of nearly 6,150 passenger vehicles in one year. The plant will generate approximately 150 jobs during its construction. Entergy.com