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Entergy Corporation Recognized as One of 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the Country

Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, has named Entergy Corporation among The Civic 50. The designation recognizes Entergy as one of the most community-minded companies in the United States.

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Employees Shower Local Communities with Volunteerism in April

Entergy’s participation in National Volunteer Month reflects the company’s year-round community involvement and support.

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Hurricane Season: A Threat to All Louisianians

Whether you live as far south as Cocodrie, as far north as Monroe or in a major city like New Orleans, hurricane season is a threat to all Louisianians. Consider 2008’s hurricanes Gustav and Ike, which impacted our state 10 years ago.

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Ben Portis, Entergy's director of federal governmental affairs, provides simulation instructions to Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY). Photo by Elias Kontogiannis for Catholic Charities USA.

Entergy Advocates for Low-Income Customers in Nation's Capital

Entergy recently sponsored and participated in two events in Washington, D.C., that focused attention on the plight of America’s working poor. Entergy and partnering organizations sought not only to raise awareness about poverty and its causes but also to encourage businesses and communities to take action.

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Metallic Balloons and Power Lines Don’t Mix: Be Sure to Keep Them Under Control

Graduations, birthdays, parades, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, sporting events … there’s always a reason to celebrate, and to buy colorful supplies to spice up the festivities. But when buying Mylar balloons, keep in mind that unless they’re closely controlled, they can cause power outages.

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With support from Entergy Arkansas, the new Competitive Communities Initiative will position Arkansas communities to strengthen economic development efforts and attract more jobs and investments.
River Bend site leaders along with emergency planning, security and safety personnel welcome West Feliciana Sheriff's Office criminal investigation division to their new office building.
Students from Casey Elementary School enjoyed “Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad” presented by New Stage Theatre performers (back row, from left) Brianna Hill, Kyle Parker Daniels, Jessica DeBolt and Xerron Mingo.
Carolyn Motl, retired Entergy Texas community developer (left) and Melissa Bochat, Entergy Texas community development program rep. (right) with scholarship recipients (from left) Shannan Reid, Johnny McNally, Heather Neeley and Courtland Holman.
New Schools for Baton Rouge is one of many initiatives supported by the Entergy Charitable Foundation in states where Entergy operates.
Entergy customers Melissa, Peter and Aleesia Delgado get their taxes done at Super Tax Day 2018.
Shannon Thomas is a U.S. Army veteran from Mississippi and LIHEAP recipient.

‘You Bring Light Back to Everyone’: Songwriter Befriends Lineman during Northeast Restoration

For Entergy crews who've helped restore power in the Northeast, expressions of gratitude have come in many forms — kind words of support, offers of food and water, and thank-you letters and social media posts. But so far, LisaBeth Weber may be the only person who's written a song in their honor.

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Entergy’s Kenneth Polite pedaled fellow employees Rachael Waters and Shellie Bellard to help raise more than $21,000 for improved educational opportunities for local youth.

Spring Forward…Safely

Love it or hate it, the switch to daylight saving time brings more opportunity to accomplish all those to-dos you’ve been putting off around the house or yard. Whether you take advantage of the extra sunshine to make energy-efficient home improvements, brighten up your garden or simply enjoy some fresh air, now is a good time to brush up on your outdoor safety knowledge.

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Magnolia, Arkansas, Servicemen Terry Harrison and Phillip Knapp.

Serviceman Kicks in Door to Save Pets from House Fire

There are two lucky dogs living near Emerson, Arkansas. They’re lucky Magnolia Serviceman Phillip Knapp was on the job mid-morning Feb. 22 investigating power outages on Highway 79 just after a thunderstorm passed through.

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The recent implosion of the Delta Steam Electric station symbolizes changes the utility industry is going through, the progress Entergy is making and our dedication to building the utility of the future.
Participants tested how different digital devices all plug into a network to communicate.Two hundred representatives of 45 companies from approximately 14 countries participated in plugfest.

Tips and Tricks to Help Manage Winter Energy Usage

Louisiana’s normally mild winters don’t typically result in high energy bills. However, in parts of Entergy’s service area, temperatures recently reached 20 to 30 degrees below average.

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New Orleans Motorist Makes Sure Entergy Knows About Walsh’s Act of Kindness

Entergy New Orleans’ Sean Walsh was on his way to a job on Dec. 5 when he noticed a motorist pulled over on Highway 90 with a flat tire. What he did next will sound familiar, he said, because performing acts of kindness for others is part of the daily routine at Entergy.

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Cold Weather Restoration Explained

Extremely cold weather can create heavy demand for power and affect the electric system, causing outages that may take longer than normal to restore. Here’s why.

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Harvey Relief Gifts Spread Joy Throughout Southeast Texas

The $150,000 Entergy Texas grants that were announced for Hurricane Harvey relief before Thanksgiving is literally spreading joy across Southeast Texas.

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(From left) Entergy Chairman and CEO Leo Denault, former Entergy Chairman and CEO Wayne Leonard and Entergy Executive Vice President and General Counsel Marcus Brown at New Orleans' new J. Wayne Leonard Prosperity Center.

New Prosperity Center Offers Economic Hope, Helping Hand for New Orleanians

Entergy Corporation, United Way of Southeast Louisiana and the City of New Orleans partner to foster brighter futures for local residents.

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Leyla Goodsell, top center, with her sisters Julie and Gina, bottom left and center, and their cousin Dana with the family’s stockings at their grandparents’ home one Christmas.
Jonathan Merriman will be honored as Entergy's Lineman of the Game as the New Orleans Saints face the New York Jets this Sunday.

Entergy Shines New Light on Christmas Vacation

Entergy employees brightened up the City of Orange this past weekend with their "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation"-themed parade float.

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How did your Entergy Story begin?

A pile of sawdust and a handshake: they say that’s how the Entergy story began. This narrative may be accurate for those who helped Harvey Couch found the company more than a century ago, but my Entergy story began after opening a cardboard box and being mesmerized by a lineman’s truck and tools.

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Texan is Lineman of the Game

Congratulations to Mike Davis, lineman in Woodville, Texas!

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Put #GivingTuesday in the bag.

Nov. 28 is #GivingTuesday, the nationwide day to give back to our communities. By contributing to The Power to Care, elderly and disabled customers who are struggling to make ends meet will receive a gift from you to help them stay warm and comfortable through the holiday season.

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Rick Rushing and Dennis Melson share their secrets to creating a strong safety culture at Entergy.

Consortium Develops Program to Build Louisiana’s Workforce of the Future

Entergy and other members of the Louisiana Energy Workforce Consortium (LEWC) rolled up their sleeves and put boots on the ground to help build Louisiana’s workforce of the future by developing a Certified Line Worker Training program.

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Entergy employees prior to the 2017 Bike the Big Easy
Richard Powajbo, manager of operations for Entergy’s gas distribution business, accepts a 2017 Emergency Management Award from Southern Gas Association. Presenting the award is Kimberley Watson, president, North Region Pipelines, Kinder Morgan.
Troy Castleberry, in the center, is leading the Arkansas team in the Hurricane Irma response. Here they get their marching orders and safety briefing before launching into a 16-hour work day.
Repair work was safely accomplished at the Cleco substation near Bevil Oaks.
Jay Bonafede with the local chapter of the American Red Cross provides a "behind the scenes" look at a kitchen where Red Cross and partner Southern Baptist Church are preparing hot meals.
Entergy crew on the way to make repairs in Conroe, Texas.

Crews Continue Restoring Power After Harvey

At 4:00 pm 64,801 Entergy Texas customers were without power, down from a peak this morning of over 80,000. Currently there are 4,322 customers that are without power and are unable to be restored at this time due to high water. Entergy has restored 128,664 outages since Harvey began impacting our area on Friday. Our crews continue to safely restore power as quickly as possible.Flooding is significantly impacting Entergys ability to restore power to customers in some areas. Damage will be assessed as flood waters recede and restoration will continue as it is safe to do so.

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An aerial photo from a drone shows a large tree leaning on a distribution line in a flooded area. The images allowed Entergy to develop a plan to enter the area safely and remove the tree.
Steve Pilgrim is director of business and economic development for Entergy Texas and also serves as the chair of the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council.

'five questions' with Steve Pilgrim of Entergy Texas

In today's installment of 'five questions,' we sit down with Steve Pilgrim, director of business and economic development, to discuss why cities within our service area are good places to operate a business

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Sgt. Stephanie Davis is a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

'Five Questions' with Sgt. Stephanie Davis, Texas DPS, on Being Storm Ready

Today we're joined by Sgt. Stephanie Davis, a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). For the past few years, representatives from the department's Division of Emergency Management have taken part in Entergy Texas' storm exercises.

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Annie Bradley and her father, Mark Wright.

Following in Dad’s Footsteps - Celebrating a father-daughter pair at Arkansas Nuclear One

For some daughters, their father’s influence is so strong it inspired a career path that mirrors their dad’s. Entergy boasts a number of such father-daughter pairs. Some even work even in the same field. In advance of Father’s Day, we sat down with one such duo, Engineering Training Instructor Annie Bradley and former Design Engineer Mark Wright at Arkansas Nuclear One.

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Andrea Coughlin Rowley, Entergy's senior vice president of human resources, accepts the award for being a Top Workplace in the greater New Orleans area from Tim Williamson, president of NOLA Media Group.

Entergy Earns Top Workplace Honor in New Orleans

The Times-Picayune awarded Entergy the 2017 Top Workplaces honor based on the results of an employee feedback survey performed by WorkplaceDynamics, a leading research firm in organizational health and workplace improvement.

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Ed Gardner, Entergy Mississippi Director of Economic Development

Entergy Mississippi Launches Excellerator Competitive Communities Program

Ten Mississippi communities first to share in $125,000-plus Excellerator Grants

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Honoring Vets in Their Final Resting Place

Employees from the Arkansas vegetation management group spent part of the day Wednesday placing American Flags on the graves of veterans. These three are Adam Zomant (in the rear, a combat veteran himself), Paul Boyd, left, and John Everitt.

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How do you inspire future engineers to power to world? With enthusiasm that's ELECTRIC!

Enthusiasm for Energy Has Students Ready to Power the World

Stipe and other volunteers staffed Entergy’s booth at the third annual Hands-On STEM Educational Day. Thousands of students attended the event held at the baseball stadium now known as The Shrine on Airline.

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Entergy retiree volunteer Mary Young assists Entergy Texas customers Thang Muang Khup Zo, and Khai K. Pau during this year’s tax season.
The inaugural Smokin’ Hot Cook-Off was held recently at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum grounds. The cooking was serious, but the day was about fun, fellowship, and giving back, as all proceeds benefited local charities.

Smokin' Hot Cook-Off Teams Get Cooking to Give Back

The inaugural Smokin’ Hot Cook-Off was held recently at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum grounds. The cooking was serious, but the day was about fun, fellowship, and giving back, as all proceeds benefited local charities.

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Tammy with her family (left to right): husband, B.J.; daughter, Amanda; and Amanda's fiancée, Shannon.

Power Principles: A Conversation with Tammy Matherne

Tammy Matherne is an executive assistant in customer operations support and has been part of the Entergy family for 37 years.

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Veterans attend the Fireteam Foundation's finance class at Conroe Police Department.

Investing in our Country

Veterans who spent years defending America are learning to protect their own financial freedoms through a program funded in part by Entergy.

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Entergy employee Steve Miller received the VITA Volunteer of the Year award from Capital Area United Way in April. Congratulating him are Heather Otten of CAUW (left) and Diane Denton of the Internal Revenue Service (right).

'A Servant's Heart': Miller Named VITA Volunteer of the Year

Entergy Louisiana employee Steve Miller got involved with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in Baton Rouge two years ago and quickly became one of its most productive and well-liked volunteers. In April, he was named VITA Volunteer of the Year by Capital Area United Way.

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Michoud Plant

New Information Leads to a New Proposal

Back in February, I sent an email explaining that the proposed New Orleans Power Station proceeding before the City Council was temporarily suspended at the request of Entergy New Orleans due to a recently updated forecast of future energy needs in our city.

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Power Principles: A Conversation with Melissa Bochat

Melissa Bochat is a community development program representative for Entergy Texas and has been with the Entergy family for almost nine years.

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Kenneth Polite

Kenneth Polite, Former U.S. Attorney, To Lead Entergy’s Ethics and Compliance Organization

Kenneth Polite, Former U.S. Attorney, to lead Entergy’s ethics and compliance organization

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Marcia (middle) is the center of her family's universe! Back row: son Clarence Jr. (CJ), husband Clarence Sr., son Jeremy; middle row: grandchildren Kelani and Javin; and in front, kneeling, is daughter Kristi.

Power Principles: A Conversation with Marcia Jones

Marcia is an administrative specialist at River Bend Nuclear Station in Louisiana and has been part of the Entergy family for 31 years.

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An adult eagle feeds fish to a fledgling in south Madison County.
Entergy employees Randall Roberts and Mark Bacques show students an interactive electrical circuit experiment that was among the exhibits Entergy displayed during the National Engineers Week celebration at the University of New Orleans.

Entergy Helps Students Discover Excitement of Engineering

Entergy helped nearly 1,600 students from 26 New Orleans-area schools get a feel for the excitement and challenges engineers face every day during a National Engineers Week celebration at the University of New Orleans.

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Left to right: Entergy Arkansas’ Paul Brewster and Jeremy Henderson, Heather Nelson with CLEAResult and, from the Ronald McDonald House staff, Janell Mason, executive director, and Donna Csunyo, programs director.

Ronald McDonald House Receives Cash for Saving Electricity

Congratulations to the Ronald McDonald House of Little Rock for earning an incentive check of $27,714 from Entergy Arkansas for saving energy. The facility, on Wolfe Street near Arkansas Children’s Hospital, upgraded indoor and outdoor lighting that will save about 164,000 kWh of power annually.

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Power Principles: A Conversation with Deanna Lafont

Deanna Lafont is a customer service representative II for Entergy Louisiana and has been part of the Entergy family for two and one half years.

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Making Sure the Solution Suits the Need

Entergy New Orleans recently filed an unopposed request to temporarily suspend the schedule in the proposed New Orleans Power Station proceeding before the New Orleans City Council. That request was granted by the judge in the proceeding, and he has scheduled a status conference with all of the parties on March 6, 2017 to discuss next steps.

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Powering Tomorrow Begins Today

To meet the power demands of a growing New Orleans, Entergy must upgrade the Michoud plant in New Orleans East to a modern, more-efficient facility.

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The Croatian-born inventor contributed to the development of the alternating-current electrical system.

John Northern Honored as Saints Pipeman of the Game

Entergy Louisiana pipeman first class John Northern was honored as the Saints Pipeman of the Game.

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Entergy workers replace copper electrical wire with aluminum to improve safety and reliability.

Bastrop Lineman Honored as Saints Lineman of the Game

The New Orleans Saints honored Entergy Louisiana senior lineman Kevin Modica of Bastrop as Lineman of the Game on Oct. 16.

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Entergy Louisiana President/CEO Phillip May discusses the Baton Rouge Green Park initiative that provides electric vehicle charging stations downtown.

Entergy Louisiana Catapults Green Parking in Downtown Baton Rouge

With a $75,000 sponsorship grant and a quick drive in an electric car with the Baton Rouge mayor, Entergy Louisiana President and CEO Phillip May kicked off the Green Park Baton Rouge program in the North Boulevard Town Square this week.

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Entergy Chairman & CEO Leo Denault

Entergy Recognized for Powering Life with Sustainable Business Practices, Strategies

Dow Jones Sustainability Index recognizes company’s effective economic, environmental and social goals and accomplishments.

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Employees work alongside the Salvation Army to Stuff the Bus
Entergy’s results reflect our longtime voluntary commitment to reduce CO2 emissions.

Bringing History to Life…or More than a Decent Docent

Entergy Mississippi retiree volunteers his time as a historical tour guide

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Parent Power

Entergy Mississippi Employee Selected as District Parent of the Year

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Baxter Wilson Employees Spruce up Family Shelter

More than 20 employees from Baxter Wilson Plant in Vicksburg, Mississippi, spent time renovating an abandoned hotel to become the Lifting Lives Family Shelter.

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Rex Brown Employees Help Third Graders Improve Reading Skills

“Instructors and students alike looked forward to the visits,” said Bryan. “These bright and enthusiastic students were extremely appreciative of the one-on-one instruction.”

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Gerald Andrus Teamwork Makes Dreams Work

Employees from Gerald Andrus plant in Greenville, Mississippi, recently teamed up to make dreams come true for a local resident.

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Power Grid Upkeep Vital to Communities

What do a closed bridge, boil water notice and pothole have to do with electricity? A lot more than you may think. Infrastructure improvement is largely unseen and not exciting…but one of the most important things a community can do.

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Charles Hall Honored with Presidential Lifesaving Award

Hall credits Entergy safety training for helping to save child’s life

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Porter receives Presidential Lifesaving Award

Employee honored for saving a restaurant patron’s life

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Solar Success: Entergy Mississippi Solar Stations are Powering Life

All three sites are now online and generating power!

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Entergy Breaks Ground on New Barfield Training Substation

“Dub Sub” will offer cross-functional, hands-on learning opportunities

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Photo by Robert Chapman

Clinton High School Students Get Engineering Insight into Continental Tire

Continental Tire is the fourth-largest tire manufacturer in the world, and the plant in Hinds County eventually will employ 2,500 people with an average salary of $40,000.

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Entergy Mississippi Adds 13 Linemen to its Ranks

Entergy Mississippi has 13 new linemen out in the field, and Entergy Louisiana has added one to its ranks, thanks to the most recent Lineman’s Boot Camp graduation.

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Charles Rubenstein, IEEE; Jim Jefferies, IEEE; Chan Wong, Entergy; Derald Morgan, IEEE; Cat Wong, Entergy; Francis Grosz, IEEE; and Wanda Reder, IEEE.


Circuits deliver power by making connections. At Entergy, we believe the same is true about our community partners. We are proud to power life in our communities with partners who connect those in need to critical services and resources.

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Two Entergy Mississippi Employees Save a Life

“Steve and Don set a high bar for us all,” said Entergy Mississippi President and CEO Haley Fisackerly. “It says a lot about us as a company that we train our employees to notice signs and act when needed."

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A Note from Charles Rice

We're committed to powering a thriving New Orleans and to providing you with safe, clean, reliable and affordable power. To ensure we can do that now and into the future, we continually evaluate our existing resources and upgrade them when it makes economic sense.

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Feeding the Soul and Body

Eric Luttrell, storekeeper, grew up around Entergy. Doing so not only influenced his career path, it also gave him the name of his catering side project, Little Diamond’s.

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A Conversation with Entergy’s Performance Improvement Manager at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

Paul Salgado is the performance improvement manager at Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.

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Entergy Mississippi Offers Customers Free Help with Taxes

Qualified families may use the services of any of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites, which are certified to provide free tax preparation.

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Entergy Mississippi Proud to be a Part of the Continental Tire Recruiting Team

Think the only job a utility has is to keep the lights on? Think again.

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February Ushers in Lower Rates for Entergy Mississippi Customers

With $6.80 decrease, bills are more than 22 percent below the national average

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Entergy Louisiana Flood Preparations

At Entergy Louisiana we continuously monitor the weather and its residual effects to protect the public, the safety of our workers and the integrity of our system.

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Entergy Mississippi Flood Preparation

At Entergy Mississippi, a team has been assembled to assess the forecast and plan for worst-case scenarios. This team is actively working on plans to protect our employees, the public and critical equipment.

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Entergy Mississippi 2015 Year-end Recap

We’ve made tremendous strides toward making Entergy Mississippi, Inc. a better place for our customers, communities, employees and owners.

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Pictured is a ductile iron pole installed at the Seagrass Beach community on Bolivar Peninsula.
Hot Spring Energy Facility employees drop in on Mrs. Kandy Spurlin’s seventh-grade science class at Ouachita High School.

Veterans Spotlight: Mark Butler & Ronald Hale

In celebration of Veterans Week, we feature two Entergy Texas employees who served in the military.

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Veterans Spotlight: Wade Anderson

In celebration of Veterans Week, today we feature a Louisiana employee who served in the military.

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Caster in Afghanistan, taken on the road from Kabul to Jalalabad.

Entergy Nuclear Veteran Spotlight: Michael Caster

Michael Caster served in the U.S. Army National Guard for 11 years as an infantryman and sniper team leader/employment officer. He joined Entergy in 2002.

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Wright on board the U.S.S. Dallas SSN-700 in 1990.

Entergy Nuclear Veteran Spotlight: Michael Wright

Michael Wright served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years and the New York Army National Guard for 17 years, retiring as a Sergeant First Class. He began working at Indian Point Energy Center in 1992.

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Veterans Spotlight: Rock Ingram & Wilbert Corley

In celebration of Veterans Week, we recognize two Entergy Mississippi employees.

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Entergy Texas President and CEO Sallie Rainer takes time during ceremony to meet with families of graduates.
Rodriguez with her nephew during her 2011 deployment aboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

Entergy Nuclear Veteran Spotlight: Amber Rodriguez

Amber Rodriguez served in the Navy as a nuclear electronics technician for 8 years. She joined Entergy in 2014 and is a maintenance coordinator at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.

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Dickson prior to assuming command in Schweinfurt, Germany. He was the Training Officer for 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division. He was responsible for scheduling and coordinating the training needs of more than 3,000 soldiers.

Entergy Nuclear Veteran Spotlight: Ezell Dickson

Ezell Dickson served in the U.S. Army for 11 years in several areas including scout platoon leader, mortar platoon leader, training officer and company commander.

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Veterans Spotlight: Larry Gilbert & Roy Branscum

In celebration of Veterans Week, today we feature Larry Gilbert who is an Entergy employee at our White Bluff plant in Arkansas.

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Celebrating Veterans Day with Week-Long Employee Spotlights

To honor the many Entergy employees who served our country, we are spotlighting some of them throughout the next week as we celebrate Veterans Day.

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Sir Saint and the Saintsations join Entergy Mississippi's Darron Case in congratulating Ray Vaughn, Lineman of the Game, for the Nov. 1 Saints-Giants game at the Superdome.

It was ‘All Saints Day’ at the Superdome, and Ray Vaughn was Lineman of the Game!

Sunday, Nov. 1 was a historic day in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and Entergy Mississippi’s Ray Vaughn was there to take it all in.

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Entergy Texas linemen demonstrate Arcs n’ Spark for City of Beaumont employees.
In addition to protecting biodiversity, the volunteer project provided an opportunity to strengthen ties between Entergy team members.

Entergy Mississippi Employee Wins President’s Lifesaving Award

Entergy Mississippi Lineman Mark Whitworth doesn’t see his lifesaving actions as anything special, but it takes someone special to do what he did.

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Company Supports Fair Net Metering Rule

We believe our customers should have the choice to self-generate electricity from renewable resources, as well as the ability to provide excess energy to the distribution grid, just as they do today.

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It's been 10 years since Hurricane Rita hit, but Keith Coleman, senior engineering assistant in Lake Charles, remembers it well.

Powering Through: Entergy's Rita Stories

This article is one in a series that tells the stories of Entergy employees or retirees and their experiences during the Hurricane Rita restoration.It has been 10 years since Hurricane Rita changed the lives of thousands, leaving each with his or her own unique story. Keith Coleman, senior engineering assistant in Lake Charles, remembers it well. Here’s his story.

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A special thank you to our Entergy volunteers who made a difference at the museum.

Entergy Employees Help to ‘Fix-up’ Mississippi Children's Museum

Almost 25 Entergy employees volunteered on Sept. 8 to help beautify the museum.

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Blake Hogue, Charles Conerly, Curtis Bogan, Bryan, Van Bunch and Matthew Sanders delivered the supplies collected by employees in and around Vicksburg. 

Employees Provide School Supplies to Watkins Elementary

The employees raised $1,000 of money and school supply donations for students.

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Dan Sund receives the President’s Life Saving Award.

Entergy Mississippi Employee Saves Life with Heimlich Maneuver

For his efforts, Sund received the President’s Life Saving Award. Entergy Mississippi President and CEO Haley Fisackerly presented the award to Sund at the September Health and Safety Advisory Board meeting.

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WATCH: Entergy CEO Appears on CNBC's Power Lunch

On Friday, Aug. 28, one day before the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall along the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, Chairman and CEO Leo Denault spoke with CNBC's Melissa Lee.

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Everyone loves a great comeback story …

We always say that we are more than a power company – that what we do powers the lives of the people we serve. This was never clearer than in the days after Hurricane Katrina when people couldn’t come home, schools and grocery stores couldn’t open, gas stations couldn’t run – nothing could happen until the power came back on.

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Kenny Labat, far left, was part of the crew that restored power to metro New Orleans following Katrina. His twin brother Keith still works for Entergy New Orleans and was instrumental in restoring power to the Central Business District and French Quarter.

Powering Through: Entergy’s Katrina Stories

It has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina changed the lives of thousands, leaving each with his or her own unique story. Kenny Labat, former operations coordinator, who has since retired from the company, remembers it well. Here’s his story.

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“We’re encouraged that natural disasters can and will be overcome by the human spirit. We know the dedication, energy and passion we’ve seen in our company and our state can fuel a brighter future for Mississippi.”

Powering Through: My Katrina Story -- Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO

This article is one in a series that tells the stories of Entergy employees and their experiences during the Hurricane Katrina restoration.

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Entergy Mississippi Finds ‘Jobs for Youths’

This summer, Entergy Mississippi introduced four high school students to what their future could look like with the “Jobs for Youths” high school internship pilot.

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Jallans, left, and Cook found the switching board they saved from the old Chalmette office invaluable during restoration.

Powering Through: Entergy’s Katrina Stories

It has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina changed the lives of thousands, leaving each with his or her own unique story. Glenn Jallans, former line supervisor, and David Cook, former senior engineer, both of whom are now retired from the company, remember it well. Here’s their story.

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“Our employees had to step up quickly and lead. Nearly everyone had to take on a different role to get that restoration done. We can do great things when faced with adversity.” — Robbin Jeter, Vice President of Customer Service, Entergy Mississippi, Inc.

Powering Through: Entergy's Katrina Stories: Robbin Jeter, Vice President of Customer Service, Entergy Mississippi, Inc.

This article is one in a series that tells the stories of Entergy employees and their experiences during the Hurricane Katrina restoration.

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“In my heart, New Orleans will always be home to me, but I’ve used the experience as a stepping stone.” — Chiquentia Jenkins, customer contact representative, lead

Powering Through: Entergy’s Katrina Stories -- Chiquentia Jenkins, Customer Contact Representative, Lead

This article is one in a series that tells the stories of Entergy employees and their experiences during the Hurricane Katrina restoration.

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Getting a ‘JumpStart’ into Entergy

Entergy Mississippi recently hosted almost 30 co-ops and interns for a networking lunch.

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Drones Added to Arsenal of Transmission Trouble-shooters

Drones can fly right up to the equipment on the top of a transmission tower and capture high-resolution images that can be viewed on the spot by someone on the ground or viewed later as a movie.

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Members of the TexasOne delegation pictured on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On July 14, Gov. Abbott rang the NYSE bell to open trading.

Entergy Texas has an Empire State of Mind

Did you know that the Port of Beaumont is the fourth largest seaport in the United States in terms of tonnage processed? If not, the Entergy Texas economic development team has made it their mission to ensure that people do.

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Solar panels are installed at the DeSoto County site

Burnin' Daylight: Entergy Mississippi solar sites are making progress

Subject matter expert Aaron Hill shares the latest news about Entergy Mississippi's Bright Future solar pilot project.

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If You Can’t Take the Heat…

If you have to be out in the heat, follow these tips to keep yourself safe.

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Vegetation management operations coordinators Chris Millay, Robert Rowlette, John Everitt and Jared Rumfelt. Operations coordinator Adam Zomant shot the picture.
Back row: Curt Clavier, Matt Hazlett, Kevin Willis, Kim Landry, Clay Bray, Curtis Navis. Front row: Brandon Puig, Lonnie Hamilton, Christian Gioia, Tim Melerine. Not pictured: Craig Canepa, Jack Woodruff, Chris Powell, Rusty Vollentine, Kevin Robinson.

Video: Rod West Speaks at TEDx New Orleans

TEDx New Orleans invited Rod West, executive vice president and CAO of Entergy, to share his experience during Hurricane Katrina and his overseeing of the $600 million reconstruction of the city.

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(l to r): Joel Threadgill, 1st class serviceman, Jason Orlando, 4th class lineman, Britt McCormick, 1st class serviceman and Gus Gutierrez, 1st class serviceman.
Entergy Arkansas' Bobby Pharr

Trees, power lines and Mother Nature don’t always get along

If you live in Baton Rouge and feel like there have been a lot of storms this year, you’re right!

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Gerald Andrus volunteers made home improvements for a local resident (in blue shirt) as part of a United Way community initiative.

Safety Training Saves Lives

It was a warm spring night in West Monroe, Louisiana. Entergy employee Ronnie Sanderson and his son, Tyler, were getting ready for some father-son time. They’d registered to participate in a fishing tournament, set to begin the following morning.

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Utility Foreman Louis Louvier

Entergy Texas Utility Foreman Louis Louvier on Putting Safety First

First in series of articles where employees discuss how this priority will allow the company to reach 3 million man hours without a lost-lime accidentBy Phallan K. Davis

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Celebrate Earth Week by Dedicating a Tree in the Sandyland Sanctuary

Nature lovers are invited to dedicate a tree in the Big Thicket's Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary in honor or memory of a special someone.

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Courtesy of Entergy

Denault Welcomes National Key Accounts Customers to EEI Event

The semi-annual EEI workshop helps national, chain and multisite energy users discuss their energy-related needs.

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Forbes Interview Discusses Our Integrated Report

VP of Integrated Communications, Kelle Barfield, spoke with Forbes reporter Christopher Skroupa about Entergy’s objectives in the release.

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Putting down Roots for the Future of the Cache River

Entergy awarded The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas a $125,000 reforestation grant which 20 employees kicked off, planting the first 2,000 willow oak, bitter pecan, Nuttall oak and black gum seedlings.

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Re-Designed Digital Newsroom Launches

New digital newsroom marks Entergy's entrance into the blogosphere.

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March Winter Storm Restoration Complete in Less than Two Days

Workers performed accident-free, without recording an injury

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