From Entergy Arkansas:
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Entergy Arkansas has compiled preliminary damage estimates following the Christmas Day ice storm that gripped Central Arkansas and left more than 194,000 customers without power and caused extensive damage due to ice, snow and high wind.
Total restoration costs for the repair and/or replacement of Entergy Arkansas' electrical facilities in areas damaged from the winter storm are estimated to be $55 to $65 million. Entergy Arkansas plans to present a cost recovery proposal to the Arkansas Public Service Commission in a base rate case proceeding filing planned in March 2013.
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, which is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy Corporation's utilities own and operate power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. The Entergy utilities deliver electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy Corporation has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.