Minimizing Bulk Power Costs Study

A member of ERG, serving as the Council of the City of New Orleans’ representative on the Entergy Regional State Committee Working Group provided regulatory oversight and direction to ABB, Inc. who was retained by the Entergy Regional State Committee (ERSC) for the performance of a comprehensive study to investigate the feasibility of possible transmission upgrades to either eliminate or minimize the need to operate reliability must run (RMR) generating units located in Entergy’s transmission load pockets existing in its four state service territory. The study determined the costs and production cost savings resulting from proposed transmission solutions, taking into account potential transmission upgrades located both inside and outside of the load pockets under study necessary to achieve the reduction or elimination of the need to operate Entergy’s RMR generating units.

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