Two days later Storm Ida passed, New Orleans and surrounding areas remain powerless. Levees, wallflows, floodplains, pumps, and other defenses prevented the flooding, but Ida removed eight transmission lines to the city, polluting it with nearby parishes in the dark. Restoring electricity is a tedious task that doesn’t have real time – but it starts when I try to figure it out.
On Monday, there were nearly one million vulnerable customers in Louisiana and about 50,000 in southern Mississippi due to the storm. Electricity utility Entergy said Tuesday that it had already restored electricity to thousands of customers and that 840,000 had no electricity in Louisiana, plus 25,000 in Mississippi.
Entergy and other local requirements say it will take days to complete the initial experiment and remove waste if they try to do so. “Electricity is low in Southeast Louisiana,” said Governor John Bel Edwards He said Monday evening. “I can’t tell you when the electricity will be restored and tell you when all the garbage will be repaired, repaired, and so on.” Edwards he repeated Tuesday that his office did not anticipate the return of power.
The agencies warn that it could take three weeks or more to restore power to each customer, compared to the time it has already recovered, such as Hurricane Gustav in 2008 and Isaac in 2012. When Hurricane Katrina was destroyed in 2005, it took 40 days to recover.
These recurring disasters mean that the essentials include a storm reading book like Ida. But knowing how to run the game depends entirely on the conditions left by any hurricane – the areas that are inaccessible for days due to flooding, and which parts of the system need major repairs.
Seeing the damage begins with a concerted effort from more than 20,000 workers, a team from all stakeholders and supporters who come from other sources around the country. In addition to driving around to see equipment on local electrical equipment, also suitable for monitoring failures and power outages, power stations, and substations. Users use drones and helicopters to also simulate the atmosphere. And as they wait for the water to recede, they pick up boats to start finding damaged areas in the remaining water.
One of the most important factors in Ida’s analysis is the nature of the shipping method. Large transmission lines form the backbone of the power grid, providing high-speed electricity to connect power stations such as power lines and substations that supply manual electricity to customers.
New Orleans has eight of these high-speed electric lines; Entergy said Tuesday that he is still working to understand the failures that everyone is making. Similarly, the company is working on repairing its electrical equipment; As such, they are ready to generate power at a time when the transmission machine can deliver. Entergy says it is also exploring the possibility of using local generators to feed power cables directly without the need for human transmission machines.
Outside of New Orleans, a tall delivery tower, also known as the tower, collapsed Sunday night due to Ida strong winds. The tower, which was still reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina, threw its electricity and conductor into the Mississippi River when it collapsed. Workers will need to rebuild the tower and install all of its equipment, a construction project that takes time. Depending on the nature of the other power lines, the task may be more complex or one of the same.
“Hurricane Ida damage has alleviated the workload created for distribution, making it difficult to move electricity around the customer base,” Entergy said. words Tuesday.