Entergy, Cleco: Terrebonne to Bayou Vista Reliability Project energized

Entergy’s (NYSE:ETR) Entergy Louisiana and Cleco (NYSE:CNL) on April 23 said that they have completed the construction of a new 36-mile, 230-kV, storm-hardened transmission line that is designed to strengthen service reliability for customers across southeast Louisiana.

Entergy spokesperson Lee Sabatini on April 23 told TransmissionHub that Entergy Louisiana’s investment in the Terrebonne to Bayou Vista Reliability Project was about $77m.

Of Cleco’s portion of the project’s estimated total cost, Cleco spokesperson Jennifer Cahill on April 23 told TransmissionHub, “The project will cost approximately $62 million, which includes the construction of the line and power for lights on the water-crossing structures, as well as the expansion of Cleco’s Bayou Vista substation.”

The line runs from Gray to Patterson on steel structures designed to withstand winds between 130 to 150 mph, the companies said in their statement, adding that Entergy Louisiana’s portion of the project, which runs for 24 miles from the Terrebonne substation near Gray to a point at Bayou Boeuf near Amelia, was completed in May 2018. Cleco built the remainder of the line between the interconnection near Amelia and its Bayou Vista substation near Patterson, the companies said, noting that work on that section of the line was completed in March. The companies noted that they worked together to energize the entire line on April 17, the companies said.

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Corina Rivera-Linares, chief editor for TransmissionHub, has covered the U.S. power industry for the past 14 years. Before joining TransmissionHub, Corina covered renewable energy and environmental issues, as well as transmission, generation, regulation, legislation and ISO/RTO matters at SNL Financial. She has also covered such topics as health, politics, and education for weekly newspapers and national magazines. She can be reached at clinares@endeavorb2b.com.