union-power-station-1Entergy New Orleans will hold two public meetings next week to answer residents’ questions about the utility company’s proposal to build a new power station in eastern New Orleans.

The proposed $216 million power station would generate 226 megawatts of power per day, while also creating hundreds of construction jobs and several permanent jobs along with boosting the area’s economy, says Entergy New Orleans CEO Charles Rice.

Members are the public are invited to attend the following meetings:

6 p.m. Tuesday, December 13 at Epiphany Baptist Church, 5200 Cannes St.; and

6 p.m. Wednesday, December 14 at Apostolic Outreach Center, 8358 Lake Forest Blvd.

At the meetings, residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about both the environmental and economic impacts of the proposed power station as well as how it will benefit Entergy New Orleans customers.