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Entergy power outage

By Rupert Howell
Entergy's customer service manager George Cossar said Tuesday that rumors of
that power company cutting service to Como residents and the Town of Como
Monday night for unpaid bills were unfounded.

Power was out in that area according to Cossar, as well as his home in the
Back Acres area in Tate County south of Senatobia.

Cossar blamed a "load imbalance," but couldn't say definitely what caused
the power outage that lasted approximately five hours—from 6:30-11:30 p.m.
"We road the line and couldn't find anything," Cossar said before clarifying
his statement with, "Other than the temperature being five degrees last
night didn't help."

Cossar explained further that trying to, "Pick up the line (restore service)
all at one time is hard, hard."

He noted that with the cold weather customers were using enormous amounts of
electricity with additional space heaters and along with the normal load,
demand was too great causing Entergy staff to restore power to smaller
sections of the outage area over time.

Cossar again noted the difficulty of restoring power or "picking up a cold
line," when demand was great and said the company resorted to changing
sub-stations for a portion of the outage area from Como to Senatobia to
relieve some of demand.

"It worked," Cossar added stating that although he didn't think the problem
would re-occur, the company is studying data from the sub-stations to
prevent the problem from happening in the future.

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