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Louisiana Power Gypsy Power

Louisiana Power & Light’s Little Gypsy Power Plant

AKA Entergy, Laplace, LA


The Little Gypsy Power Plant was first constructed in the 1960s.  Originally named Louisiana Light & Power, the company changed its name to Entergy in the 1980s.  When first constructed in 1961, the Little Gypsy Power Plant became the first fully-automated generating unit in the world.

Address or general location

17420 River Road

Laplace, LA 70068

The address for this facility shows it being located in Laplace but it is frequently described as being in either Montz or Harlan, LA.


Located upriver from New Orleans along the Mississippi River, the Little Gypsy Power Plant became operational in 1961.  Louisiana Power & Light changed its name to officially to Entergy in the 1980s.  The natural gas-fueled power plant was the world’s first fully-automated, fossil-generation plant.  


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