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LaHouse Celebrating 10 Years

Interested in learning how to keep your home cool during the summer, warm in winter and save money at the same time?

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Zena Nelson (left), an industrial account executive for Entergy Louisiana, receives an appreciation award from Jackie Alexander, Girl Scouts Louisiana East CEO.

Nelson Honored with Appreciation Pin for Girl Scout Leadership

Entergy Louisiana volunteer’s support has helped boost Girl Scout membership in her region.

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Entergy Volunteers Help Build, Deploy Floating Islands

Entergy also provides $60,000 grant to support Floating Islands Restoration Project in Vermillion Bay.

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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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Rock and Rolling Volunteers

One-hundred and fifty-five Entergy employees in Louisiana logged approximately 750 hours as part of National Volunteer Week. In Baton Rouge alone, employees sorted and packed approximately 60,000 pounds of food over four days.

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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.

‘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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New Employees Learn How They, Entergy Power Life

New Entergy employees in Louisiana now have a chance to meet company leaders and peers from across the state thanks to a new orientation program created by employees who are members of the Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans’ Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Councils.

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Distribution Construction Supervisor Paul Woods

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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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Delivering the Energy Efficiency Message

Letter carrier Pam Butler is pulling double duty to help her customers. She’s delivering the mail and sharing news of how Entergy Louisiana’s energy efficiency program can save them money.

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Charlie VanBenschoten, who barely survived unexpected subfreezing temperatures while duck hunting 33 years ago, wants hunters to be prepared for all contingencies.

Being Honored as Lineman of the Game a Holiday Treat for Byron Grabert

Entergy Louisiana’s Byron Grabert is in for a holiday treat this Thanksgiving weekend! The senior lineman is being honored as the Entergy Lineman of the Game at halftime of Sunday’s Saints game against the Los Angeles Rams.

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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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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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Pictured with Ana (from left) are Joshua, Vicente, Elijah, and Anthony
Ted Babin, customer service representative in Baton Rouge
Employees work alongside the Salvation Army to Stuff the Bus
Alvin Donaldson & his family

A Life in Balance: Alvin Donaldson's Power Principle

A conversation with Alvin Donaldson, Region Engineering Supervisor for Entergy Louisiana.

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Nine-month-old Jakenzie Bradford and her family were displaced to a Red Cross shelter when their Monroe home was flooded. (Photo courtesy of the American Red Cross)
Dr. Chan Wong, senior engineer with Entergy, discusses the fiber project with leaders from other U.S. utilities during a site visit in September.

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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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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Entergy Texas President and CEO Sallie Rainer takes time during ceremony to meet with families of graduates.
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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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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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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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.

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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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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Re-Designed Digital Newsroom Launches

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

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ANIMATION: Restoring Power After Severe Weather

When a storm passes, Entergy personnel must assess damage to electric equipment and facilities to determine corrective actions.

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