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Magnolia Heights Goes Green, Saves Green through Entergy Solutions Program

05/22/2015

School is first to receive rebate through the program, plus thousands in energy savings

SENATOBIA, Miss. -- Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia has found a solution to its high energy bills -- Entergy Solutions!

When Entergy Mississippi announced the energy-efficiency program, Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia jumped at the chance to sign up.

That has since paid off big for the educational institution, which got a $52,000 rebate from Entergy for participating. Even better, the school is saving more than $8,500 annually on its electric bill.

"We've been so pleased to work with Entergy Solutions in our efforts to upgrade our lighting and HVAC systems throughout our school buildings," said Dr. Marvin W. Lishman, Magnolia Heights headmaster. "We've already seen significant improvements in our utility bills, as well as a notable difference in classroom illumination which will lead to a better learning environment for our students and faculty."

In addition to the financial savings and brighter classrooms, the school is reducing its environmental footprint by saving over 100,000 kilowatt hours, or 72.7 kilowatts, per year.

"The Mississippi Public Service Commission wanted utilities to create more opportunities for customers to save money through energy efficiency," said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. "Entergy Solutions has been an effective answer for all of our customers—residential, small business, governmental, commercial and industrial."

Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley added, "Savings like this are the very reason we worked to make sure the Commission's energy efficiency rules had real teeth in them.  I hope all Mississippians look at what Magnolia Heights and Entergy have accomplished here and take that information to their own utility to find out how much they can save."

The Commercial, Industrial and Governmental Prescriptive Program that Magnolia Heights enrolled in provides "prescriptive" financial incentives and technical assistance to eligible customers seeking to improve their facilities' efficiency. It also promotes upgrades, such as higher-efficiency lighting and HVAC systems.

Entergy Solutions offers four additional programs for customers:

  • Residential Lighting Program. Residential customers can buy a variety of high efficiency lighting products from area retailers at a reduced cost. Entergy is also partnering with community organizations to give free lighting products to low-income customers.
  • The Residential Audit and Direct Install Program (READI).  This free program shows customers how to make their homes more energy efficient. It includes a home inspection, installation of energy-efficient products at no additional cost and information about other Entergy programs that can create additional energy efficiencies. Customers will also get a detailed report about their home's energy use with recommendations on how to further reduce usage.
  • The Residential HVAC Equipment and Tune-up Program. This program provides customer incentives for eligible high-efficiency technologies. Incentives are offered in a prescriptive format. The program also offers tune-ups of existing A/C and heat pumps at a discount and at no cost for qualified low-income customers.
  • Commercial, Industrial and Governmental Custom program. This program addresses technologies and installations not covered by the CIG Prescriptive program. It provides incentives and technical assistance for unique or complex site-specific applications.

Promotions and programs are available for a limited time and while supplies last. For more information, visit EntergySolutionsMS.com. Residential customers can also call 844-523-9980, while commercial customers can call 844-523-9979.

Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 442,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. 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, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.

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