Ah, the holidays – carolers singing, the scent of freshly baked cookies and pies, chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Wait – fire??
This Thanksgiving could be a difficult one for victims of Hurricane Harvey, and Entergy Texas is making the season a little brighter by giving to those in need.
Entergy Texas today announced the revamp of its Site Selection Center, a free online commercial database resource that makes it easier for businesses to search for and secure prospective buildings and sites.
Power has been restored to all of the customers who can safely receive it, ending a 14-day restoration effort by more than 3,300 Entergy employees and contractors from four states.
As southeast Texas recovers from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, Entergy Texas announced $400,000 in charitable contributions to help rebuild the communities it serves.
As floodwaters recede, Entergy Texas, Inc. will be able to access transmission lines and substations that were once under water. This will allow crews to assess the damage to the system and what it will take to restore power to thousands of customers.
Flooding is significantly impacting Entergy Texas’ ability to restore power to customers in some areas. Several substations that distribute electric service to many customers over large areas are experiencing outages due to flooding. In addition, multiple transmission lines that feed areas are also affected.
Entergy Texas restoration workers are using air boats, high water rescue vehicles and helicopters to access areas where catastrophic flooding caused by Harvey continues its destruction in Southeast Texas.
At 1 p.m. just over 29,000 customers were without power - down from a peak of 41,000 customers. Restoration for the majority of the outages is expected to be Saturday evening, if customers can take power at their locations. However, the storm continues to cause problems in Southeast Texas, so it could take longer to restore power in some areas.
Rising waters and a deluge of rainfall from what is now Tropical Storm Harvey continues to hammer areas of the Entergy Texas territory.
Hurricane Harvey is expected to cause power outages across the Texas Gulf Coast, and Entergy Texas crews will be ready to respond when needed.
As Tropical Storm Harvey churns toward the Texas coast, Entergy Texas, Inc., is monitoring the storm and preparing for the potential impact to Southeast Texas. Current forecasts predict that Harvey could develop into a hurricane before it makes landfall Friday on the Texas coast and stalls, bringing torrential rainfall and flooding to the region.
Paving the way for a new source of local, reliable power, the Public Utility Commission of Texas today voted to approve a proposal by Entergy Texas, Inc. to build the Montgomery County Power Station (MCPS), a 993 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas power plant in Willis, Texas.
Entergy Charitable Foundation is accepting second-round grant requests through Aug. 1.
Air conditioners are wonderful, but electric fans can be a great, inexpensive way to stay cooler on these long summer days.
With temperatures on the rise in Southeast Texas, there’s good news ahead for Entergy Texas, Inc. customers. Average residential electric bills will drop by $4.59 per month when fuel-related refunds and credits begin showing up on July bills. The lower rates will remain on bills through September.
Today marks the official start of the 2017 hurricane season, and Entergy Texas employees are ready to respond if a major storm threatens the state.
Spring storms have already been sweeping across the state, and Entergy Texas, Inc. remains ready to respond whenever needed. Customers are urged to stay prepare as well.
Any graduate knows the feeling of accomplishment. The feeling of attaining success in spite of the odds and knowing that opportunity lies ahead. Thousands of students across Southeast Texas will soon know that feeling thanks to a landmark donation from Entergy Texas, Inc. Southeast Texas’ growing economy requires a skilled workforce to continue powering that growth. Today, Entergy Texas announced a major step to build that talent pipeline with a $500,000 commitment to support local workforce development training programs. Entergy Texas’ contribution is the first step in a five-year commitment to supporting workforce development efforts across Southeast Texas.
Super Tax Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 in Willis at the Parent Support Center, located at 606 N. Campbell Street. In addition to tax preparation assistance, Entergy’s local community partners are also offering a number of programs designed to help families use tax refunds to increase savings and financial well-being. Programs such as financial coaching, budget workshops, healthy food and lifestyle choices are some of the many services offered at Super Tax Day.
Super Tax Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 in Beaumont at the Gloria Ramirez Neighborhood Resource Center, located at 2850 Gulf Parkway.
In February, Entergy Texas will be upgrading its customer care system to better serve its customers. This upgrade will provide customers new tools to better understand and manage energy usage. Due to this upgrade, all Entergy Texas customers will receive new account numbers starting on the February bill. Customers must use this new number with their payment.
Power lines serving much of Robertson County are about to get a service reliability makeover. Contract crews are set to begin work on removing vegetation and trimming trees near the line to help keep the lights on for the 1,576 customers it serves across Robertson County.
Wet weather and cold air are rolling through southeast Texas just in time for the holidays. As you break out your coat and gloves, there’s no time like the present to implement helpful energy-saving tips so you can keep the cash in your wallet while keeping the cold outside where it belongs.
People around Texas joined most of the country by setting their clocks back one hour on Nov. 6, marking the end of daylight savings time. With daylight growing shorter, now is a good time to consider outdoor security lighting, an economical and effective crime-prevention tool.
Entergy Texas, Inc. (ETI) filed an application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for the construction of Montgomery County Power Station, a combined-cycle natural gas unit. This filing is a major step towards providing the next generation of reliable, low-cost power for ETI’s customers.
The heat is on! While summer temperatures are reaching sweltering levels outside, you can stay one step ahead of their effect on your energy bill by implementing some simple and efficient solutions inside your home or business.
With temperatures on the rise in Southeast Texas, there’s good news ahead for Entergy customers. Average residential electric bills will drop below $100 per month when fuel-related refunds and credits begin showing up on bills in July. The lower rates will remain on bills through October.
For the sixth year in a row, Entergy Texas, Inc. is partnering with the United Christian Care Center in Vidor, providing a $1,500 grant to help ensure children here will have the supplies they need to start the school year.
Trailblazing leadership in the utility industry brought Sallie Rainer, president and chief executive officer of Entergy Texas, Inc., a new honor when the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce named her one of its 2016 Breakthrough Women.
Burying power lines underground may improve the landscape, but it does have its drawbacks. Most notably, when a power outage occurs, it may be more difficult to find the exact place in the line that needs to be repaired. Plus, making repairs becomes more complicated because of the digging involved to get to the line.
Beaumont, Texas – Last week's rains have become this week's floods and personnel with Entergy Texas, Inc. are hard at work to ensure evacuees and other Southeast Texans will have safe and reliable power as the event unfolds.
Lower costs for the fuel Entergy Texas, Inc. uses to make electricity will translate into lower bills for customers this spring and summer.
During LIHEAP Action Day March 2, Entergy Texas representatives and community partners will make the case for increased funding of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The funding goal is at least $4.7 billion for 2017.
Beaumont, Texas – The Entergy Charitable Foundation is powering life in Southeast Texas communities with recent grants to nonprofit partners totaling more than $47,000. Charitable organizations may apply for support by completing the application form by Feb. 1, 2016.
The Woodlands, Texas – Conventional wisdom in the south assumes your highest electricity bills will come in summer when air conditioning becomes a necessity for comfort and, for some, survival. That wisdom, however, is no longer so conventional.
In traditional holiday fashion, Southeast Texans are bringing the outdoors inside by decorating homes with evergreen trees both artificial and real. This year Entergy Texas, Inc. customers and community advocates can share this love of the outdoors with lasting, free holiday gifts for family and friends.
Southeast Texas' sizeable population of squirrels may prove entertaining to watch in the backyard. But there's nothing amusing about the way they deftly dart along power lines, slip into electric substations and cause power outages to neighborhoods.
Entergy Corp. has partnered with the American Red Cross in a providing a $450,000 contribution that will be paid out over two years and that will support disaster response in Entergy communities. By making the contribution in advance of disaster, should the need arise, funds will be immediately available to areas served by Entergy, including Entergy Texas, Inc.
Entergy Corp. has partnered with the national American Red Cross in a providing a $450,000 contribution that will be paid out over two years and that will support disaster response in Entergy communities. By making the contribution in advance of disaster, should the need arise, funds will be immediately available to areas served by Entergy, including Entergy Texas, Inc.
Beaumont's elderly and disabled in need of assistance with energy bills have a new resource for help.
With daylight saving time ending on Nov. 1, shorter days and earlier nightfall make this a good time to consider outdoor security lighting, an economical and effective crime prevention tool.
Customers in an area of Vidor will soon see workers in their neighborhoods when an eight- to 10-week project to help ensure service reliability begins.
While the 100-degree days of mid-summer may be behind us, Southeast Texans know there are still plenty of uncomfortably warm temperatures ahead. To help provide relief for those without air conditioning or the homeless, Entergy Texas, Inc. has provided a $1,000 grant to the Beaumont Chapter, Salvation Army, to help it keep the doors open to its cooling station through at least the end of September and as needed after that.
Two new electric service reliability projects are set to begin in the Beaumont area over the next two weeks. The first includes neighborhoods along Beaumont's busy Dowlen Road while the other will take care of rural neighborhoods off Highway 105.
The dog days of summer are here. Southeast Texas' mid-day temperatures are hovering near the century mark and high pressure is keeping the rains at bay, meaning little relief from the baking-hot sunshine.
The Entergy Charitable Foundation has completed its first cycle of grant awards, giving some $78,000 in grants to Southeast Texas charitable agencies.
Together with other parties, Entergy Texas, Inc. filed a motion today with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to dismiss the company's application requesting a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for one of the four 495 MW generating units at the Union Power Station near El Dorado, Arkansas.
Beaumont, Texas – The mercury is beginning its climb up the thermometer, and you can bet it will be a good long while before it begins to retreat. Don’t let your electric bills climb with it. By taking steps to be more energy-efficient, your air conditioner will run less and that, in turn, will help keep your electricity bill down.
The Woodlands, Texas—Entergy Texas officials have their eye on the Gulf of Mexico today as preparations are underway for the first storm of the 2015 hurricane season, a season that began just two weeks ago.
The month of June is traditionally known for weddings, school vacations and the official start of summer. There's much to celebrate, but there's also something to prepare for: Monday, June 1 was the official start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.
Entergy Texas, Inc. has completed all short-term soil stabilization work at the Lewis Creek reservoir dam. Results from geotechnical experts' analysis show the dam is safe and poses no threat to the public.
Repairs continue at the Lewis Creek levee after recent heavy rainfall resulted in soil movement in some areas earlier this week.
Early this morning Entergy Texas, Inc. performed inspections of the Lewis Creek Reservoir dam with a geotechnical engineer and have confirmed that the dam remains intact. Previously installed protective covering continues to hold.
Early this morning, the company performed inspections of the Lewis Creek dam with a geotechnical engineer and has confirmed that the dam remains intact.
Most of the heavy rain and thunderstorms have moved through area near the Lewis Creek reservoir. The company has performed an initial inspection of the dam and has confirmed that there is no breach and no visible damage. The protective coverings remain in place.
As a result of the around-the-clock work on the Lewis Creek Reservoir dam, Entergy Texas President and CEO Sallie Rainer reported to Montgomery County officials today that the threat of a dam failure has substantially decreased, but has not been completely eliminated.
Based on revised weather forecasts that lowered rainfall predictions, County Judge Craig Doyal, in concert with Sheriff Tommy Gage, Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador, and emergency officials, has cancelled the mandatory evacuation for neighborhoods near the Lewis Creek Reservoir.
After early rains today, geotechnical engineers and officials with Entergy Texas, Inc. inspected the Lewis Creek levee and found no additional areas of concern.
To reduce the risk of levee failure and help protect the community, Entergy Texas, Inc. officials took Lewis Creek units 1 and 2 offline last night. This will allow the continued reduction of water level in the Lewis Creek Reservoir.
Workers made good progress yesterday and last night to mitigate the soil slides along the Lewis Creek Reservoir levee. Efforts continue in advance of expected heavy rains.
The dam surrounding the reservoir at the Lewis Creek Power Station near Willis continues to hold with no seepage or breaches. Workers are continuing to make repairs to areas where persistent heavy rains have caused the dam's soil to become saturated to the point of sloughing off.
Entergy Texas, Inc. notified local authorities this afternoon of the potential for dam failure at the Lewis Creek Reservoir near Conroe. The persistent rainfall experienced in the surrounding area has caused extensive saturation of the soils that make up the reservoir dam.
Contract workers for Entergy Texas, Inc. are taking their vegetation management expertise to the Montgomery area where they will spend the next three months working to help ensure service reliability.
Customers saved an estimated $25 million during the first year of Entergy Texas' membership in MISO, formally known as the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.
The Woodlands, Texas – In a step toward ensuring long term reliable electricity in the region, Entergy Texas, Inc. on Thursday posted an announcement on its website that it intends to request proposals for capacity and energy, including proposals requiring the construction of a high-efficiency combined-cycle gas turbine generating plant in the western portion of Entergy Texas’ service area.
The number of workers helping Entergy Texas, Inc. restore power in Southeast Texas continues to build today with most of the 1,300-strong workforce focused on the hardest hit areas, communities in and around Navasota, Huntsville, Conroe and Silsbee.
With a goal of restoring power as safely and as quickly as possible, Entergy Texas, Inc. has amassed a workforce of some 1,000 workers to restore power following the severe thunderstorms that struck Southeast Texas early this morning.
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.
Contract workers for Entergy Texas, Inc. are taking their vegetation management expertise to the Little Cypress community north of Orange where they will spend the next month working to help ensure service reliability in the area.
Contract workers for Entergy Texas, Inc. have already completed one project in Port Arthur and are moving on to three others in new neighborhoods.
One of Beaumont’s busiest streets is the latest target in Entergy Texas, Inc.'s ongoing efforts to keep service reliable by managing vegetation in and around power lines.
Entergy today received the Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Recovery Award to recognize the company's exceptional power restoration efforts during five different storm events over the course of the past year.
Since early this year, contractors have been in cities and rural communities throughout Southeast Texas conducting reliability inspections of more than 30,000 utility poles spread throughout the Entergy Texas, Inc. service area.
A 38-mile power line that originates in the heart of The Woodlands is about to get a service reliability makeover.
Dayton area residents will benefit from yet another service reliability project when contract crews begin work to remove vegetation from a power line that includes the FM 563 right-of-way.
Lower costs for the fuel Entergy Texas, Inc. uses to make electricity will translate into lower bills for customers this spring and summer.
The number of projects to clear vegetation away from power lines and help ensure reliable electric service in the Winnie area is growing, with yet another added to the list. Contract crews working for Entergy Texas, Inc. have already either completed or are working on power lines served by the Bayshore Substation off Highway 563.
Contract crews working for Entergy Texas, Inc. are keeping their focus on Conroe with two 2015 projects down and a third underway.
Contract crews working for Entergy Texas, Inc. are on the move, trimming vegetation, limbs and brush away from power lines in Huntsville.
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Deanna Rodriguez Honored for Leadership in Business
Company offers tips for managing energy use, saving money
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IRS-Certified Volunteers help residents claim Earned Income Tax Credit
In a move that will help meet the energy needs of southeast Texas while keeping costs to customers down, Entergy Texas, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a portion of the Union Power Station near El Dorado, Arkansas.