MATRIX to Provide Project Control Services to Entergy Distribution Organization

MATRIX PMO was awarded a multi-year contract by Entergy Distribution to provide project controls, project scheduling, cost analysis and project estimating resources in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Under the terms of the multi-year contract, MATRIX will provide a range of project management resources to support Entergy’s Distribution Organization. Officials did not disclose the value, but say the contracts have optional extensions.

The Entergy distribution system is comprised of approximately 105,000 circuit miles of distribution lines across the utility’s 94,000 square-mile service area. They serve 3 million utility retail electric customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, including New Orleans, Mississippi, and Texas.

Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission, and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees.

Did You Know? Electric power distribution is the final stage in the delivery of electric power; it carries electricity from the transmission system to individual consumers. Distribution substations connect to the transmission system and lower the transmission voltage to medium voltage ranging between 2 kV and 35 kV with the use of transformers.[1] Primary distribution lines carry this medium voltage power to distribution transformers located near the customer's premises. Distribution transformers again lower the voltage to the utilization voltage used by lighting, industrial equipment, and household appliances. Often several customers are supplied from one transformer through secondary distribution lines. Commercial and residential customers are connected to the secondary distribution lines through service drops.