Baton Rouge Natural Gas Infrastructure Replacement Program
In April of 2015, Entergy Louisiana began an accelerated pipe replacement program in Baton Rouge, a 10-year effort to improve the safety and reliability of the natural gas system.
The project involves replacement of approximately 100 miles of gas pipe, or roughly 6 percent of the main gas system. Pipe types initially targeted for replacement included cast iron, bare steel and early vintage polyethylene. As of mid-year 2017, all cast iron and bare steel has been replaced. Only early vintage polyethylene remains and is the focus for the remainder of the program.
Removing aging gas pipe infrastructure is an industrywide focus. This project will help the company manage the integrity, reliability and safety of the gas distribution system, a primary goal for Entergy's Gas Distribution Business. This work will help us rapidly modernize our facilities, improve our operational performance and better serve our customers.
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