|Quote History Entergy's response to the storm was actually record breaking and they were commended by the DOE for that record breaking performance, people just have unrealistic expectations. You can read the DOE report online and see how much faster the restoration of power was compared to other major outages. Your numbers are also incorrect and if you live in NOLA you may have had extra delays because of the dumb fucks who decided to threaten workers and throw eggs and rocks at them, only in N.O.
Originally Posted By jdessell:
I live in Nola and can tell you from experience the grid, at least OUR grid, isn't up to par. Last hurricane season we had a little piss-ant storm named Isaac come through. Barely even a Cat 1 hurricane, knocked out electricity and comms to 80 percent of the whole greater Nola area for 1 week and up to 2 weeks for 40 percent of affected areas. It was a display of incompetence and unpreparedness on epic levels.
The recovery, utilities, was private sector. I could only imagine what kind of clusterfuck it would be if gov were in charge.
"The typical benchmark for utility companies is to restore power to 70 percent of customers within five to seven days. The pace of Entergy's restoration, restoring power to 90 percent of its customers in four to five days, is unbelievable," said William Bryan, deputy assistant secretary for infrastructure security and energy restoration.