Entergy Mississippi has issued a statement, saying they plan to prove to the public service commission that they did, in fact, respond to last month’s near-constant string of severe weather as quickly as possible.
The following statement was released after Commissioner Brent Bailey announced a review of the power company’s work from June 10-23 on Tuesday:
“We appreciate the Commission’s acknowledgment of the unprecedented nature of the June storms, and we wholeheartedly agree with the Commission’s praise of Entergy Mississippi line workers and contractors who have worked tirelessly for days on end to restore power to customers. We look forward to the opportunity to provide the Commission with a deeper understanding of the challenges that last month’s treacherous weather brought into our service area and the strategies we quickly implemented to avoid further delays to our customers.
“We have an intensive storm evaluation process, and we are working to correct issues experienced by the systems that identify where outages exist and provide customers with information about their outage and estimated restoration timeline. As we always do, we will keep the Commission apprised through this process.”
As part of the review, Entergy will be required to include an assessment of the timeline of events, protocols, and procedures of power restoration, as well as overall preparedness and planning regimes. Any findings by the commission will be made available to the public afterward.