Melanie Taylor has been named vice president of customer service for Entergy Arkansas. In this role, which she assumes immediately, the Pocahontas , Ark. native will lead Entergy Arkansas’ customer service group, which includes 680 engineering, distribution operations and customer service employees in the 63 counties that the utility serves. Taylor has been serving as the interim VP of customer service since June.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) reported second quarter 2017 earnings per share of $2.27 on an as-reported basis and $3.11 on an operational basis (non-GAAP), which excludes the effects of special items. Results included an income tax item which reduced income tax expense and increased earnings.
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 announces second quarter earnings conference call
Applications for the program’s second round of grant requests can be made through Aug. 1
Entergy Corporation continues to power local and regional communities through the Entergy Charitable Foundation, which awarded $1.3 million through the foundation’s first round of grants in 2017. The grants benefit 80 nonprofit organizations working in communities across Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York and Texas, focusing on education, poverty solutions and environmental programs.
Entergy Louisiana customers are a step closer to enjoying the benefits of a smarter energy future – which include faster outage restoration, improved customer service and access to money-saving tools. The Louisiana Public Service Commission voted today to approve a multi-year plan to install advanced meters at homes and businesses served by Entergy Louisiana
The heat index is hitting the triple digits on a regular basis and driving increased electricity use as Louisianians try to stay cool. And that means many elderly and disabled Entergy Louisiana customers will need extra help with energy costs in the coming weeks. Thanks to the generosity of customers, Entergy employees and shareholders, those elderly and disabled Louisiana customers who need help with their utility bills have a place to turn – The Power to Care.
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.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. filed an application with the New Orleans City Council today seeking approval to construct a modern, efficient electric generating facility, referred to as the New Orleans Power Station.
Energy-efficient solutions and billing options can help customers manage energy bills
Summer is here and what’s better to go with sizzling summer temperatures than some cool savings? Before temperatures start burnin’ like a heat wave, take some time now to prepare for their effect on your energy bill by implementing some simple and efficient solutions at your home or business.
Summer is here and what’s better to go with sizzling summer temperatures than some cool savings? Before temperatures start burnin’ like a heat wave, take some time now to prepare for their effect on your energy bill by implementing some simple and efficient solutions at your home or business.
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.
Indian Point Unit 2 Nuclear Power Plant Returns to Service
The Louisiana Public Service Commission voted today to approve construction of the Lake Charles Power Station, a 994-megawatt combined-cycle power plant in Westlake. The natural gas-fired plant is a key element of Entergy Louisiana’s plan to provide the clean, efficient energy needed to power economic growth and bring even more savings to its customers.
Security officers will be participating in a scheduled training drill at the Indian Point Energy Center during parts of the day and evening on June 29. The training drills will involve simulated attack scenarios intended to be as realistic as possible. Members of the public may hear what appears to be gunfire from simulated weapons systems used during the exercises.
Control room operators shut down Indian Point’s Unit 2 nuclear power plant Monday afternoon following an issue with the speed control system on one of the unit’s two main feedwater pumps. Feedwater pumps are located on the non-nuclear side of the plant and distribute water to the plant’s four steam generators to be reheated in order to make the steam required to generate electricity. There was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers or the public. Plant equipment operated as designed in response to the shutdown.
Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service Thursday, generating electricity. Control room operators removed the plant from service on June 12 for a planned maintenance shutdown to replace two water seals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel. The seals were replaced prior to returning the plant to service.
Contract workers for Entergy Arkansas, Inc. will be trimming trees near power lines in the Searcy area through November.
Fifty is nifty for companies engaged in sustainable actions that benefit local communities. Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is one such company, as noted by The Civic 50.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities have their eyes on the Gulf of Mexico as they monitor a tropical system expected to impact much of the state as it swirls closer to the coast.
When it comes to energy usage, weather is a major factor in how much or how little the meter spins. And thanks to a pilot program launched by Entergy New Orleans, customers can not only learn how weather affects their home energy usage, but also how they can make informed choices about energy-saving measures.
Control room operators are scheduled to remove Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant from service Sunday night for a planned maintenance shutdown to replace two water seals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel. Operators have been monitoring slight water leakage past the seals during the last few weeks and are acting conservatively and proactively to replace the seals out of an abundance of caution.
Entergy’s support of the initiative continues with a $25,000 grant.
Ten winners share more than $125,000 to improve competitiveness, support development
Today marks the official start of the 2017 hurricane season, and Entergy Louisiana employees are ready to respond if a major storm threatens the state.
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.
Tianna H. Raby, who joined Entergy Mississippi, Inc. as senior counsel in the legal department in October 2014, has been named managing counsel.
Arkansas was hit by a round of severe weather overnight Saturday, May 27. The storm caused damage to the electrical system and outages statewide.
Company offers tips, tools to help your family be ready, too
Building upon the $10 million spend in the city last fall to improve service reliability, Entergy New Orleans is spending an additional $30 million on further improvements over the next two years that will help make the electrical system stronger and more resilient.
BUCHANAN, N.Y. – Entergy’s Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service following its successful scheduled $100 million refueling, maintenance and inspection outage. Control room operators returned Unit 3 to operation this morning, sending electricity to the grid after a planned shutdown that began March 13.
NEW ORLEANS – Entergy New Orleans is one step closer to including up to 100 megawatts of renewable energy resources in the company's generation mix.
Company uses technology to build smarter energy future for customers
Crews spread across the state have restored power to more than 85 percent of the peak of 71,000 Entergy Arkansas customers hit by severe weather over the weekend.
Nebraska City, Neb. (April 27, 2017) – The Arbor Day Foundation has named Entergy a 2017 Tree Line USA in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in the provider's service area.
It’s all part of the Bright Future plan to improve service reliability
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) will report first quarter earnings results before market open on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, and host a teleconference at 10 a.m. CT that day to discuss the earnings announcement and the company’s financial performance.
Control room operators removed Entergy’s Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station from service April 15 to begin its 21st scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
Entergy Corporation Releases 2016 Integrated Report
Entergy completes sale of James A. Fitzpatrick nuclear plant to Exelon
Spring is here and so is the threat of violent weather. Before severe weather threatens, make sure you are prepared with a plan that accounts for all family members, including pets.
When New Orleanians think of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, football games, concerts and Mardi Gras celebrations come to mind. But now, they can add energy efficiency to that list. That’s because New Orleans’ Energy Smart program recently awarded Superdome officials with a $50,000 cash incentive for lighting upgrades in the venue.
Work Boosts Local Economy by Bringing in 1,100 Additional Workers
Control room operators shut down Entergy’s Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant in Buchanan this morning to begin a nearly $100 million refueling and maintenance outage after 453 days of continuous operation. This work brings 1,000 additional workers and economic benefits to the region, and reinforces Entergy’s commitment to continued safe and reliable operations through the plant’s planned permanent shutdown in 2021.
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.
It’s Carnival time! As the beads and other items go flying through the air, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. reminds you not only about the importance of being safe around power lines, but also staying alert as well. Festive metallic balloons that folks release into the air can also cause problems. If they get caught in power lines, they can cause power outages.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) reported a fourth quarter 2016 loss of $(9.88) per share on an as-reported basis and earnings of 31 cents per share on an operational basis. For the full year, the company reported a loss of $(3.26) per share on an as-reported basis and operational earnings of $7.11 per share. The as-reported losses for the quarter and full year resulted from asset impairments reflecting the effects of strategic decisions in the EWC business.
It’s Carnival time! As the beads and other items go flying through the air, Entergy Louisiana, LLC reminds you not only about the importance of being safe around power lines, but also staying alert as well. Festive metallic balloons that folks release into the air can also cause problems. If they get caught in power lines, they can cause power outages.
Entergy New Orleans officials say that less than one week after the strongest tornado ever recorded in the city wreaked havoc on portions of the company’s electrical and gas systems, crews have wrapped up restoration.
As restoration continues in New Orleans East following the damage left Feb. 7 by the strongest tornado ever recorded in the city, Entergy New Orleans is focusing on customers who sustained structural damage and letting them know how they can get power restored to their homes once the electrical system is back in place.
As of noon today, Entergy New Orleans crews have restored power to 6,700 New Orleans East customers who lost electrical service Feb. 7 in the wake of a devastating tornado, down from a peak of 10,415 New Orleans East customers without power at 11 a.m. yesterday. Approximately 3,700 are still without power in the hardest-hit areas.
Entergy Corporation will report fourth quarter and full year earnings results before market open on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, and host a teleconference at 10 a.m. CT that day to discuss the earnings announcement and the company’s financial performance.
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.
On Super Bowl weekend, Entergy Louisiana and the Capital Area United Way volunteers are kicking off the tax season by making sure the big winners are local customers who claim their Earned Income Tax Credit.
Entergy Louisiana customers moved a step closer to saving millions in fuel costs and helping the environment with today’s ceremony formally kicking off construction of the St. Charles Power Station.
On Super Bowl weekend, Entergy Arkansas and the EITC Coalition volunteers are kicking off the tax season by making sure the big winners are local customers who claim their Earned Income Tax Credit.
Control room operators removed Entergy’s River Bend Nuclear Station from service on Jan. 28 to begin its 19th scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. River Bend is investing more than $61 million to complete the refueling and other important projects. That investment translates to additional economic activity for the surrounding communities from dozens of vendors and over 1,100 additional contract workers, many from outside the area.
Company teams with local partners to provide free tax prep
Filling food pantries, raising literacy rates and providing health care for low-income families are a few examples of community-building activities fueled by more than $1.36 million recently awarded by the Entergy Charitable Foundation. The grants benefit 66 nonprofit organizations working in communities across Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York and Texas.
Entergy employees and shareholders pledged $2.6 million in 2016 to help United Way chapters improve communities where Entergy operates.
Changes Ahead for Company’s Executive Leadership Team: Bill Mohl, President of Entergy’s Wholesale Business, Announces Retirement
Recognizing Entergy employees’ expertise in restoring power to those affected by major outages, the Edison Electric Institute today awarded two emergency response awards to the company. Entergy received EEI’s Emergency Recovery Award to recognize outstanding power restoration efforts on behalf of its customers and the Emergency Assistance Award for helping other utility companies recover from devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.
Entergy, NY Officials Agree on Indian Point Closure in 2020-2021
BATON ROUGE, La. – Most Entergy Louisiana customers will receive more than $70 million in refunds on their January bill and an ongoing $9.4 million rate reduction as part of an agreement involving the cost to replace steam generators at the Waterford 3 nuclear plant.
Entergy Corporation’s major upgrade to transmission service in New Orleans has been recognized by Platts Global Energy Awards as one of the top ten finalists for Construction Project of the Year.
Entergy Corporation received national recognition for its partnership in an initiative that provides free legal assistance for thousands of low-income individuals and families.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo Denault plans to provide a presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 8, during the 51st Edison Electric Institute Financial Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) will report third quarter earnings results before market open on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, and host a teleconference at 10 a.m. CT that day todiscuss the earnings announcement and the company’s financial performance.
More than 1,200 cyclists prepare for Big Easy Bike Tour
Ninth Consecutive Year on the List
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo Denault plans to provide a presentation as part of a panel discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, during the Wolfe Research Power & Gas Leaders Conference.
Entergy Corporation announced today the selection of Andrea Coughlin Rowley, a veteran human resources leader in the energy sector, as senior vice president of HR, effective Sept. 19.
Exelon Generation, owner of the nation’s largest nuclear fleet, has agreed to assume ownership and management of operations of Entergy Corporation’s James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, NY, the companies announced today.
JK-12 public school students in rural districts will benefit from one of the Entergy Charitable Foundation’s grants for the first half of 2016.
More than 18,000 students in the Baton Rouge area are among the beneficiaries of the Entergy Charitable Foundation’s grants for the first half of 2016. New Schools for Baton Rouge is an example of the more than 80 nonprofit organizations in seven states recently awarded grants totaling $1.5 million from the company’s foundation.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) will report second quarter earnings results before market open on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, and host a teleconference at 10 a.m. CT that day to discuss the earnings announcement and the company’s financial performance.
Entergy Corporation announced today that it is in discussions with Exelon Corporation for the potential sale of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, NY.
The nation’s largest electric producers continue to substantially reduce emissions of key air pollutants, the latest comprehensive analysis of U.S. power plant emissions shows.
Recognition for powering life in local communities comes from Civic 50, an initiative of the Points of Light organization.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) will host its 2016 Analyst Day in New York City on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The event will feature presentations by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo Denault and members of Entergy’s executive management team.
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced today the publication of a first-of-its-kind book titled Sustainable Electricity: Case Studies from Electric Power Companies in North America. The book is a compilation of company-authored case studies describing how power companies are working toward sustainable electricity in North America as the industry experiences rapidly changing energy system operations and business models.
Community-minded graduating high school seniors have been awarded Entergy Community Power Scholarships. Scholarships are $5,000 and presented to students from families of Entergy Corporation employees. Recipients are recognized for their volunteerism and academic success.
The Arbor Day Foundation has named Entergy Corporation a 2016 Tree Line USA in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in the provider’s service area.
Entergy Corporation is number 18 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2016 list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Entergy is the highest-ranking electric utility on the list. In the category of philanthropy and community support, Entergy is ranked number 4.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) will report first quarter earnings results before market open on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, and host a teleconference at 10 a.m. CT that day to discuss the earnings announcement and the company’s financial performance.
People from all over New Orleans will participate in the 5th Annual NOLA Bike to Work Day by biking to work on Wednesday, April 20.
With the planned retirement of one of the company's Utility executives in 2017, Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today announced a series of leadership changes to support the continued growth of its business.
Jackson, Mississippi – Expanding workforce training and readiness programs in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana is the purpose of a new $250,000 grant to Jobs for America’s Graduates from Entergy Corporation.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) released its 2015 Integrated Report, Clear Vision, Clear Progress, providing an overview of the company's financial, operational, environmental and social performance.
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.
Taking a major step toward providing additional efficient, clean energy resources for new and existing customers and modernizing the company’s power generation fleet, Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced that its subsidiaries, Entergy Arkansas, Inc., Entergy Louisiana, LLC, and Entergy New Orleans, Inc., closed their purchase of the 1,980-megawatt (summer rating) Union Power Station located near El Dorado, Arkansas. The purchase was closed on Thursday.
During LIHEAP Action Day March 2, Entergy Corporation representatives and community partners will be making the case for increased funding of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The funding goal is at least $4.7 billion for 2017.
With a goal of supporting and driving economic growth and prosperity in the rapidly expanding Gulf Coast region, Entergy has developed and launched a freestanding website designed to attract site selectors and companies looking to potentially expand in the four states served by its utilities. The site, GoEntergy.com, will quickly place the Entergy region in the consideration set of these businesses, powering jobs and economic growth in the region.
Entergy Corporation announced that the closure of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, NY is planned for January 27, 2017.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) reported fourth quarter 2015 earnings per share of 56 cents on an as-reported basis and $1.58 on an operational basis. For the full year, the company realized a loss of 99 cents per share on an as-reported basis and operational EPS of $6.00 per share. The as-reported loss resulted from asset impairments in the third and fourth quarters reflecting the effects of strategic decisions in the Entergy Wholesale Commodities business to reduce the company's exposure to volatile and poorly structured wholesale power markets.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) will report fourth quarter and full year earnings results before market open on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, and host a teleconference at 10 a.m. CST that day to discuss the earnings announcement and the company's financial performance.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced today that David Borde, director of Entergy's utility finance business partners, has been selected as the company's vice president of investor relations effective March 2016. Borde replaces Paula Waters, who will move into the position of vice president, utility sales and development services, in the utility business. Waters will report to Theo Bunting, group president, utility operations.
The Entergy Charitable Foundation is powering life in Louisiana communities with recent grants to nonprofit partners totaling $270,000. Charitable organizations may apply for support by completing the application form by Feb. 1, 2016.
Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) today received the Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Assistance and Recovery Awards to recognize the company's outstanding power restoration efforts on behalf of its customers and for assisting a neighboring utility company in recovering from severe summer storms in 2015.
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.
JACKSON, Miss. -- “Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful…”While the lyrics to this popular holiday tune make winter weather sound wonderful, we all know that it can be quite challenging. And we also know that it’s an important factor in determining just how high or low your winter energy bill may be.
BUCHANAN, NY – Control room operators returned Indian Point Unit 3 to service this morning, generating electricity. Unit 3 had shut down automatically Monday night after its main electrical generator sensed an electrical disturbance in transmission lines that connect the plant to the external power grid.
The Entergy Charitable Foundation is powering life in local communities with recent grants to nonprofit partners totaling more than $940,000. 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.
Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee announced today that it plans to begin transferring spent nuclear fuel from “wet” to “dry” storage starting in 2017, two years earlier than originally planned.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC announced today that on December 30, 2015 (the "Redemption Date"), it will redeem $32,000,000 principal amount of its outstanding First Mortgage Bonds, 6% Series due March 15, 2040, (the "Bonds"), at the redemption price of 100 percent of the principal amount thereof (the "Redemption Price") plus accrued interest thereon to but excluding the Redemption Date.
The Indian Point nuclear power plant has made legally enforceable commitments based on state-of-the-art science to ensure that its safe operation will be closely monitored throughout the 20-year period of renewed licenses, experts testified at hearings that ended Thursday. A three-judge panel of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, meeting in Tarrytown, NY, heard testimony this week by technical experts from Westinghouse, Structural Integrity Associates, and Entergy.
In the holiday movie classic, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," Clark Griswold sets out to create a good old-fashioned family Christmas. He lights the outside of his house with 25,000 twinkling lights, which at first fail to work (due to his faulty wiring) and then temporarily cause a city-wide power shortage and wreak havoc for his neighbors.
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.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 9 and running through Tuesday, Nov. 17, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews are working on South Genois Street, from Calliope Street to Howard Avenue and on South Telemachus Street from Euphrosine Street to Howard Avenue as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system. Work on these segments will include a component crossing Interstate 10.
Crews continue working on the second phase of Entergy New Orleans’ technological upgrade to the electric power transmission system -- Ninemile generation-Derbigny substation -- and will begin on the first of a series of interstate crossings this week.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced today that it will close the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, NY, in late 2016 or early 2017.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) reported a third quarter 2015 as-reported loss of $4.04 per share, including $5.93 per share of non-cash asset impairments for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant. Entergy recently announced plans to close Pilgrim and today announced the closing of FitzPatrick. On an operational basis, earnings were $1.90 per share in third quarter 2015. These results compare to third quarter 2014 as-reported earnings of $1.27 per share and operational earnings of $1.68 per share.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo Denault plans to provide a presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 10, during the 50th Edison Electric Institute Financial Conference in Hollywood, Florida.
Arkansas residents will be joining most of the country by setting their clocks back one hour on Nov. 2, marking the end of daylight saving time. With daylight growing shorter, now is a good time to consider outdoor security lighting, an economical and effective crime-prevention tool.
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 Corporation (NYSE: ETR) will report third quarter earnings results before market open on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, and host a teleconference at 10 a.m. CST that day to discuss the earnings announcement and the company's financial performance
Control room operators removed Entergy's Waterford 3 from service Oct. 25 to begin a refueling outage that brings 1,100 additional workers and economic benefits after 18 months of highly reliable and safe operation.
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.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC announces the addition of two commercial contractual agreements executed in southwest Louisiana.
Entergy’s Palisades Power Plant has returned to service after a $58 million investment to upgrade and inspect plant equipment, plus a $63 million investment in new fuel, for another 18 months of safe, emissions-free energy generation. In another positive development for the western Michigan nuclear power plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission returned Palisades to the agency’s highest safety category.
DeSoto County, Miss.— It’s a wild idea, and Entergy Mississippi is funding it. Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. has big plans for the ARK site just west of Hernando. The organization, which serves nearly half a million Mississippians in 13 counties, wants to develop the area into a full conservation-education eco-tourist destination in north Mississippi.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, the city of New Orleans will host the newest community event for cyclists of all ability levels with the inaugural Entergy Bike the Big Easy. This unique format offers cyclists the opportunity to ride on closed city streets over a short 20-mile course or a longer 40-mile course, all while enjoying the non-competitive nature of the event. It’s a bike tour, NOT a race!
Beaumont's elderly and disabled in need of assistance with energy bills have a new resource for help.
What does the power company do with a spare portable electricity generator? One option is to sell it. Another is to donate it to someone who will put it to good use serving the public. For the back-up generator at historic Remmel Dam, it was Option B. And the Joplin, Ark. Volunteer Fire Department is grateful.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced today that it will close its Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass., no later than June 1, 2019, because of poor market conditions, reduced revenues and increased operational costs. The company notified the independent system operator of the electric grid, the ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE), that as of that date, Pilgrim would not participate as a capacity resource in the market. The exact timing of the shutdown depends on several factors, including further discussion with ISO-NE, and will be decided in the first half of 2016.
With daylight saving time ending on Nov. 1, shorter days and earlier nights make this a good time to add or increase outdoor security lighting, an economical and effective crime prevention tool.
Entergy Corp. (NYSE:ETR) today announced that its wholesale generation division, Entergy Wholesale Commodities, has entered into an agreement to sell its 583-megawatt Rhode Island State Energy Center (RISEC), located in Johnston, R.I., to Carlyle Power Partners. The facility is a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle generating plant that entered commercial service in 2002.
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.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced that Mark Savoff, executive vice president and chief operating officer and Jeff Forbes, executive vice president and chief nuclear officer, plan to retire, effective first quarter 2016. Both leaders will transition to an advisory role beginning Nov. 1 until their effective retirement dates. Tim Mitchell, a 26-year Entergy nuclear veteran, has been named acting chief nuclear officer for the fleet, effective Nov. 1.
Indian Poin's Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service Friday, generating electricity.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo Denault will provide a presentation as part of a panel discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, during the Wolfe Research Power & Gas Leaders Conference.
Representatives from Entergy Mississippi, Inc. and DeSoto County gathered today to celebrate history in the making, and the star of the event was the sun itself.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today announced the election of Philip L. Frederickson to its board of directors.
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.
Control room operators removed Entergy's Arkansas Nuclear One Unit 2 from service Sept. 20 to begin a refueling outage that brings more than 1,100 additional workers and economic benefits after 465 days of safe, secure and reliable operation.
Crews have completed the first phase of technological upgrades to New Orleans' electric power transmission system - Ninemile generation-Napoleon substation - ahead of schedule. On Monday, Oct. 5, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. will begin the second phase - Ninemile generation-Derbigny substation - and expects to complete it by March 2016.
Thirty years ago this summer, Entergy made history when Grand Gulf Nuclear Station connected to the electric grid for the first time. Three decades later, the people of Grand Gulf, located outside of Vicksburg, are building upon that legacy, providing safe, secure, clean, reliable and affordable power.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, one of four electric utility companies designated a sustainability leader on the index.
Control room operators will remove Indian Point's Unit 3 nuclear power plant from service for a planned maintenance shutdown on Monday evening to replace two water seals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel.
Unexpected medical bills, loss of a job or other economic hardships can be difficult for anyone. But for senior citizens and disabled citizens, it can be devastating.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 and running through Friday, Sept. 18 weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on Magazine Street, from Leake Avenue to State Street, as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo Denault plans to provide a presentation on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, during the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference.
As of today, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. welcomes some 22,500 electric customers in Algiers that were previously served by Entergy Louisiana, LLC.
For its integral role that resulted in nearly $14.4 billion of capital investment and the creation of over 7,200 new jobs in its service territory, Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) has been named one of the nation's Top 10 utilities in economic development for 2014 by Site Selection magazine.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 31 running through Wednesday, Sept. 2, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on General Pershing Street, from Laurel to Tchoupitoulas streets as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
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.
Today, Tierra Resources announced the success of a three-year pilot project to plant mangroves to protect against wetland erosion and hurricane surge. This marks the first successful test of air seeding of mangroves by crop duster airplane, providing a cost-efficient, scalable method to prevent wetland loss.
Customers of Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. will soon be served by a single utility company created through a transaction approved today by the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
It was a lightbulb moment---Entergy Mississippi volunteers joined Mississippi Food Network representatives to pack 26,000 ENERGY STAR ®-certified compact fluorescent bulbs into food boxes destined for 85 food pantries.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. has selected power generation contractor Blattner Energy, Inc. to build the city's first utility-scale solar project.
Some 400 elderly, disabled and low-income customers have received free fans and free advice, courtesy of a partnership between Entergy Mississippi, Inc. and The Salvation Army.
Ed Gardner, formerly of Power South Energy Cooperative in northwest Florida, has been named director of business and economic development at Entergy Mississippi.
Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 18 and running through Saturday, Aug. 29, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on Annunciation Street, from Nashville Avenue to Milan Street as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
Security officers will be participating in scheduled training drills and weapon testing at the Indian Point Energy Center beginning August 18 and occurring on several weekdays over the next three weeks.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 17 and running through Tuesday, Aug. 18, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working in the Monroe Street area as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
To minimize the financial impact of a major storm restoration on customers and provide a ready source of cash to pay for storm costs, Entergy New Orleans has fully funded its storm reserve through the issuance of low-interest, securitized bonds.
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.
At 7 a.m. today the remaining two massive components of the Robert E. Ritchie power plant came crashing to the ground as a controlled implosion toppled what was left of the 51-year-old generating facility.
Customers of Entergy Mississippi, Inc. will see yet another rate reduction in the fall, this one due to lower-than-expected natural gas prices. Starting with the September billing cycle, typical residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month will pay $101.81, approximately $6.50 less than is currently charged.
Beginning Thursday, Aug. 6 and running through Wednesday, Aug. 12, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on Arabella Street, from Constance to Annunciation streets, as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
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.
Beginning Thursday, July 30 and running through Wednesday, August 5, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on Patton Street, from Henry Clay to Joseph streets, as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
Beginning Tuesday, July 28 and running through Friday, July 31, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on Webster Street, from Camp to Laurel streets as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) will report second quarter earnings results before market open on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, and host a teleconference at 10 a.m. CDT that day to discuss the earnings announcement and the company's financial performance.
The Entergy Charitable Foundation recently awarded more than $930,000 in grants to boost education, expand environmental programs, promote more cultural activities and help create poverty solutions in communities served by Entergy.
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.
Nine community organizations working to boost education, expand environmental programs, promote cultural activities or help create poverty solutions in communities served by Entergy Mississippi, Inc. have been awarded some $43,500 in grants from the Entergy Charitable Foundation.
Construction is underway on the second of three Entergy Mississippi solar pilot installations in the state, this one in DeSoto County. The installations are the first-ever utility-owned solar projects in Mississippi.
Of the more than $930,000 in grants recently awarded by the Entergy Charitable Foundation, New Orleans-area groups received some $284,000 to help the local community.
On Monday, July 13, Entergy New Orleans will begin technological upgrades to the electric power transmission system along the base of the levee at Monroe Street and Leake Avenue.
The Entergy Charitable Foundation recently awarded Arkansas organizations more than $48,000 in grants to help create and sustain thriving communities.
A failure of insulation caused a main transformer at the Indian Point nuclear power plant's Unit 3 to short circuit and catch fire May 9, Entergy announced today.
BATON ROUGE, La. – The mercury is beginning its climb up the thermometer, and you can bet it will be a long time 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.
Indian Point's Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service this afternoon, generating electricity less than 24 hours after the unit safely and automatically shut down following the failure of an electrical switch, or breaker, in a switchyard external to the plant. The switchyard is located across the street from Indian Point and receives electricity generated by the plant before distributing it out to the electrical grid.
Preparation is the key to weathering severe storms. As Disturbance 7 moves across the Gulf of Mexico, Entergy urges customers to monitor the weather and implement their own storm plans if needed.
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.
JACKSON, Miss. – Six community-minded Mississippi high school students recently received Entergy Community Power Scholarships of $5,000 each for volunteerism and academic success. Entergy annually selects graduating seniors from families of employees for this honor.
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.
After serving a 34-year distinguished career at Entergy, with 16 at the helm of Arkansas’ largest utility, Hugh McDonald, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas, Inc., will retire in 2016, Entergy Corp. announced today.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced today that Robert Hall III has been named vice president, federal governmental affairs. Based in Entergy’s Washington, D.C., office, Hall’s responsibilities include developing and implementing the company’s stakeholder engagement strategies with elected officials and key policymakers.
Southwest Steel Processing, LLC in Newport earned $335,739 in rebates from Entergy Arkansas, Inc. in May 2015 for participating in a program that provides incentives for commercial and industrial customers to upgrade their facilities with more energy-efficient equipment.
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.
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: June 1 is the official start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.
New Orleans will be positioned for continued economic growth and development when Entergy New Orleans, Inc. begins a $30 million technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system this summer.
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.
Entergy's Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service yesterday generating electricity, after a sixteen-day shutdown to replace a failed main electrical transformer. The unit had safely and automatically shut down when the transformer failed on May 9.
Entergy's Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has returned to full service, renewed after a $70 million investment to upgrade, replace, overhaul and inspect hundreds of pieces of equipment that make the plant safer today than when it was built.
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 personnel continue working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to investigate and mitigate the environmental impact of dielectric fluid on the river following the May 9 transformer failure at Indian Point Unit 3.
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.
Entergy Corporation recently received from City Year, a national educational organization, the "Champions of Student Success" award for its commitment to helping students and schools succeed.
Entergy continues to investigate the cause of the failed transformer and subsequent spill of the transformer's dielectric fluid following the event which occurred on May 9. The failed transformer is located outdoors in the transformer yard and external to any buildings that contain radioactive materials.
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (May 7, 2015) – Preliminary numbers are in and it looks like Entergy Mississippi, Inc. customers are saving big, thanks to the Public Service Commission's approval for Entergy to join MISO, a regional transmission organization.
Entergy continues to lead response and mitigation efforts following the May 9 transformer failure that led to the safe shutdown of Indian Point unit 3.
New Orleans will soon become home to the city's first utility-scale solar project that not only harnesses the power of the sun, but stores it as well.
Indian Point unit 3 safely and automatically shut down as designed following a failure of one of two main electrical transformers at the plant around 6:00p.m. The plant is currently in a safe,stable shutdown condition.
Customers of Entergy's Louisiana utilities saved an estimated $120 million during the first year of membership in MISO, formally known as the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.
By taking responsible actions to ensure the sustainability of its operations and being committed to transparency in making company information publically available, Entergy Corporation has achieved inclusion on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's annual list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens.
Power restoration for all customers who can take it should conclude by late tonight for those affected by Monday's violent storms. Restoration for the hard-hit sections of Baton Rouge and Labadieville will extend to tomorrow.
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.
Approximately 90 percent of Louisiana customers should have power restored by Tuesday night and nearly all others affected by Monday's violent storms should have electricity restored by Wednesday.
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.
Entergy crews are responding to extensive outages Monday as a strong line of storms packing strong wind gusts, tornadoes, large hail and frequent lightning strikes moved across south Louisiana, causing extensive damage to the state's power grid.
Entergy crews are out in force working quickly to restore power following the violent chain of storms that struck Louisiana Monday, causing severe damage to Entergy's grid and knocking out power to approximately 176,000 customers across the state.
Economic development and electrical system modernization are the hallmarks of Entergy Arkansas' blueprint to enhance reliability and provide the power to grow business in the state.
Entergy Corporation will report first quarter earnings results before market open on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, and host a teleconference at 10 a.m. CDT that day to discuss the earnings announcement and the company's financial performance.
Corporate Responsibility Magazine announced today its 16th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, recognizing the standout performance of public companies across the United States.
Arkansas' Largest Utility Adds State's Largest Solar Project to Generation Portfolio.
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.
JACKSON, Miss. – The hot Mississippi sun will soon provide Entergy Mississippi, Inc. customers with 1,500 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power 175 homes, as the company launches the state's first-ever utility-owned solar project.
With a projected investment of $62.2 million, Entergy Arkansas will begin constructing a new transmission line from Monticello to Reed in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Entergy's Indian Point nuclear power plant has returned to full service, renewed after a $50 million investment to upgrade, replace, overhaul and inspect hundreds of pieces of equipment that help make the plant safer today than when it was built.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) released its 2014 Integrated Report, Powering a New Day, a review of the company's financial, operational, environmental and social performance and the progress the company has made in creating sustainable value for its owners, customers, employees and communities.
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.
Lower costs for the fuel Entergy Texas, Inc. uses to make electricity will translate into lower bills for customers this spring and summer.
Entergy Arkansas Inc. is expected to complete restoration work Thursday less than 48 hours after a winter storm shut down much of the state.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC has signed a five-year agreement to provide an additional 60 megawatts of electricity to power CF Industries' expanding nitrogen facility in Donaldsonville, one of many projects that are part of the industrial renaissance underway in Louisiana.
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.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today announced the election of two new members to its board of directors -- Patrick J. Condon and Karen A. Puckett.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo Denault plans to provide a presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, during the Credit Suisse 20th Annual Energy Summit.
Highlights: deployment of capital plan, sales growth to maintain rate advantage, progress at Indian Point
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) will report fourth quarter and full year earnings results before market open on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, and host a teleconference at 9 a.m. CST that day to discuss the earnings announcement and the company’s financial performance.
Company’s activities help strengthen communities, create jobs and boost the economy
Unit to Cut Fuel Costs, Produce Reliable, Affordable Power for Louisiana Customers