J. Wayne Leonard will retire Jan. 31 as chairman and chief executive officer of Entergy Corp., the parent company of major electric providers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
The corporation also announced Wednesday that Leo Denault, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, will succeed Leonard.
Andrew Marsh, currently vice president for system planning, will succeed Denault.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city responded well to the crisis posed by Hurricane Isaac. But he has some suggestions for improvements — especially regarding power outages.
As Entergy New Orleans works to restore power after Hurricane Isaac, an outage at a substation Tuesday is affecting nearly 11,000 customers in the city.
The outage happened about 3:30 p.m. and is affecting the Central Business District and the Mid-City and Uptown neighborhoods.
Before the failure, WWL-TV says Entergy reported the number of customers without power in Orleans Parish at about 5,000.
Entergy told WWL-AM they are trying to reroute power through another substation, but does not yet have an estimate of when the new outages will be restored.
St. Tammany Parish officials say boil-water advisories have been lifted for 8 areas after tests showed no contamination of drinking water for customers of Tammany Utilities Water Systems.
Included are water systems for the following communities:
— Lake Hills (Lake Hills Village, Lake Hills Village Shopping Center).
— Madisonville (Madisonville Woods).
— St. Gertrude (St. Gertrude Heights).
— St. Joe (St. Joe Estates, Salvation Manor).
— Bedico Creek (Bedico Creek, Cedar Creek).
— Pineland Park (Pineland Park Estates subdivision).
Cox Communications, which provides cable television service in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas, says its crews are working 24-hour shifts to restore service.
The company said an estimated 98 percent of customers in Baton Rouge and 88 percent of customers in the New Orleans area had service on Tuesday morning.