Entergy’s 112 MW floating natural gas station could support Port Fourchon, others

(Photography courtesy Port Fourchon)

Entergy Louisiana has filed a request with the Louisiana Public Service Commission for approval to construct the Bayou Power Station, a $411 million, 112 MW floating natural gas power station, reports Power Engineering.

The project is aimed at improving resilience and reliability for communities and industries along the coast. Situated atop a barge across from a substation in Leeville, the power station would play a role in supporting areas like Port Fourchon, Golden Meadow, Leeville, and Grand Isle through a microgrid system.

Key components of Entergy Louisiana’s overall project would include the construction of Bayou Power Station, expansion of the Leeville substation, and transmission connections. The microgrid system would provide backup power during outages, serving a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial customers, including industries located at Port Fourchon. Read more.