Entergy New Orleans LLC, the city’s monopoly electric provider, was fined $5 million and sanctioned by the city council for using actors to speak at public hearings in support of a proposed $210 million power plant.
The sanctions included a requirement to provide mandatory ethics training for executives. The council will review and approve a code of conduct that will be developed by the company. Entergy New Orleans also must pay the city for the cost of the investigation.
The fines and investigation costs can’t be passed on to New Orleans ratepayers, Helena Moreno