Entergy Transmission Planning Summit by pxt10903

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									Entergy Transmission
  Planning Summit

        Randy Helmick
 Vice President, Transmission
     Entergy Services Inc.

        New Orleans, LA
         July 29, 2008


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             Progress Toward Target Zero
                    Transmission RAI/LWDIR
                        2005 - 2008 YTD

1.8
1.6
      1.64
1.4
                                                              61% Decrease
1.2
1.0
0.8                   0.89
0.6                                                        0.75
0.4          0.48                                                        60% Decrease

0.2                                          0.52
                             0.2                    0.21          0.19
0.0
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            Progress Toward Target Zero

              Transmission Contractors RAI/LWDIR
                        2005 - 2008 YTD

4.0
3.5
3.0                                                          46% Decrease

2.5
      3.7
2.0
1.5                   2.32
1.0         1.27
                                                                    54% Decrease

0.5                          0.77           1.6   0.8
                                                        0.89 0.59
0.0
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                             Series1    Series2




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         Transmission Investments
                                                    5 Year Total ($MM)
                                                        2003-2007
Transmission O&M Expense                                         512.5
Distribution Substation O&M Expense                               63.0
  Total Transmission Business O&M Expense                        575.5

Transmission Capital Additions                                 1,078.4
Distribution Substation Capital Additions                        300.2
  Total Transmission Business Capital                          1,378.6


IPP (Reimbursement CIAC)                                         (63.6)


  Total Transmission Business Capital (Inc. CIAC)              1,315.0


Transmission (O&M + Capital)                                   1,527.3
Dsub (O&M + Cap                                                  363.2
  Total Transmission Business (O&M + Capital)                  1,890.5


   Nearly $1.9 billion spent in the last 5 years
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     Sample Major Transmission Investments
RECENTLY COMPLETED OR ONGOING PROJECTS
• Amite South Import (ASI) Improvement Plan: Phases 2 & 3 (ELL)
     – New Panama to Dutch Bayou 230 kV line
     – Upgrade Coly to Vignes 230 kV line
     – Upgrade Conway to Bagatelle 230 kV Line
•   Little Rock Area Var Support (EAI)
     – Capacitor bank upgrades or additions at four Little Rock area substations

PLANNED PROJECTS *
• 2011 – Holland’s Bottom EHV (Cabot): (EAI)
• 2011 – Western Region Phase 3 Interim: (ETI)
• 2011 – Tillatoba to South Grenada 230 kV line: (EMI)
• 2012 – Loblolly to Hammond 230 kV line: (EGSL/ELL)


*   Projects are subject to regulatory and/or Company review. Some projects still required
    detailed scoping and analysis. Thus, proposed in-service dates could change.


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                                            System
             2008 Arkansas Storms


Significant Damage to the Arkansas transmission system:
   – 36 Wood H-Frame Structures down (115 kV and 161 kV)
   – 11 Lattice Towers down, 5 damaged (230 kV)
   – 12 Lattice Towers down (500 kV)
   – 8 Guyed Aluminum Towers down (500 kV)


2008 Year to Date Storm Spending (Arkansas)
   Transmission Capital:    $ 9,317,094
   Transmission O&M:        $    799,331
   Vegetation O&M:          $    362,372
                            $ 10,478,797


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              Transmission Challenges
• Implications of Expanding Global Economies
   – Chinese and Indian expanding systems at unprecedented rates
   – Increased demand for key commodities and components
   – Driving huge cost increases on material & components required to
     expand U.S. infrastructure
   – Lead times for key components increasing

• Increasing difficulty in obtaining right-of-way for lines and substations

• Fuel costs/focus on energy infrastructure

• Workforce demographics


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          Compliance with Industry
            Standards/Practices

• Entergy’s transmission planning process adheres to the
  Company’s and industry’s principles regarding reliability,
  safety, and comparability.

• This philosophy also applies to other Transmission-related
  functions such as design, operations, and maintenance.

• Entergy’s continued focus will be compliance with the
  industry standards and the subsequent changes/successors
  to those standards.



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          Meeting Customer Needs
•   Entergy’s objective is to equitably meet the transmission needs of
    all of our customers.

•   The Transmission Planning Summit provides an opportunity to share
    our planning process and transmission expansion plan with all
    interested parties.

•   Entergy has continued to enhanced its transmission planning
    process through the involvement of the ICT.

•   Your inputs are instrumental to this process. Thanks for
    your participation!




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