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October 28, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council to Create Plan for Upgrading and Strengthening Power Infrastructure in Preparation to Pursue Federal Funding to Help Cover Costs

Council to Create Plan for Upgrading and Strengthening Power Infrastructure in Preparation to Pursue Federal Funding to Help Cover Costs

NEW ORLEANS - Council President Helena Moreno received unanimous support for her plan to open a docket on grid hardening and resiliency at Wednesday’s Special Council Meeting. The docket would prepare New Orleans for the more than $500 billion of federal climate spending announced through the President’s Build Back Better and Infrastructure packages now advancing in Congress. 

October 27, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council President Moreno Announces Plan to Lower Rates and Power Utility Bills from Proposed Formula Rate Plan

Council President Moreno Announces Plan to Lower Rates and Power Utility Bills from Proposed Formula Rate Plan

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Council President and Utility, Cable, Telecommunications and Technology Committee Chair Helena Moreno announced a plan to lower rates that goes into effect November 2021 through the Formula Rate Plan (FRP).

The proposal involves pressing ahead with $18 million of customer bill credits, accepting 100% of the identified error reductions from Entergy's initial submission, and creating a $5 million fund to address gas customer bills. In total, the plan would negate any impacts on electric bills until next spring and create a pathway to assist gas customers.

October 22, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council to Consider Efforts to Prevent Bill Increases and Address Long-term Grid Resilience

Council to Consider Efforts to Prevent Bill Increases and Address Long-term Grid Resilience

NEW ORLEANS - On Monday, October 25, Council President Helena Moreno will hold a special Utilities Committee Meeting to consider instruments to end the threat of electricity bill increases while beginning the essential effort to harden our grid for the climate challenges to come. 

October 18, 2021

Helena Moreno

Statement from Council President Moreno and Council Vice President Glapion Regarding Councilmember Brossett

Seal of the City of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - This is overall a very sad situation. We hope that our friend and colleague takes the necessary steps to make himself well. 

October 7, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council Unanimously Passes Council President Moreno's Resolution to Appeal for Federal Assistance for Storm Restoration Costs and Power Grid Upgrades

Council Unanimously Passes Council President Moreno's Resolution to Appeal for Federal Assistance for Storm Restoration Costs and Power Grid Upgrades

NEW ORLEANS - Today, the Council unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Council President Helena Moreno and co-authored by all seven Councilmembers that appealed to federal officials, including President Biden and Louisiana's Congressional Delegation, for funding to shoulder power restoration costs from Hurricane Ida, as well as future grid resiliency investments. 

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