LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(October 10, 2017) -- Gerardo Galdamez, an Entergy Arkansas, Inc. project manager for energy efficiency, received the Advanced Energy Rising Star Award at the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Annual Meeting and Policy Conference today.
(Left to right) Gerardo Galdamez, Entergy Arkansas; Beth Hood, AAEA foundation board chair; Keaton Smith, AAEA board treasurer.
Since 2011, Galdamez has helped manage the Entergy Arkansas energy efficiency portfolio by overseeing seven of Entergy’s 15 Entergy Solutions programs. To date, these programs have delivered over 300,000 MWh in energy savings (enough energy to power every home in Little Rock for three months) while only spending 87 percent of the allocated budgets.
Galdamez is also responsible for coordinating the overall Evaluation, Measurement and Verification efforts for Entergy Arkansas’ energy efficiency program with a third party implementer, Tetra Tech. He manages the Entergy Solutions Annual Report filing responsible for reporting the progress of Entergy Arkansas energy efficiency programs to the Arkansas Public Service Commission and the public.
Born and reared in New Orleans, Galdamez is a first generation American who obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Tulane University and an MBA at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion and more than 13,000 employees.