Arkansas Power and Light founder Harvey Couch made a deal in 1913 to purchase sawdust – the company’s first fuel source – to burn and power a steam-powered turbine and send power through a 20-mile transmission line to customers in Malvern and Arkadelphia.
With a 41-year career rooted in the early days of Arkansas Nuclear One, George Woerner still summons the awe for the large equipment and components it takes to do the job. This month, as the plant synchronized its unit 1 back to the grid after a successful refuel and maintenance outage, Woerner takes pride in seeing that equipment run reliably to power the lives around him with carbon-free electricity.
Entergy Arkansas was green long before green was a thing.
Arkansas Nuclear One has donated a pallet-load of personal protective equipment to St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville.
Students in one Russellville school learned all about nuclear power as part of STEM visit by Entergy.
Accreditation ensures Entergy Nuclear is meeting or exceeding federal requirements for nuclear power plant training programs.
Melody Gibson is a radiation protection supervisor at Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville, Arkansas. She’s been part of the Entergy family for four years.
For some daughters, their father’s influence is so strong it inspired a career path that mirrors their dad’s. Entergy boasts a number of such father-daughter pairs. Some even work even in the same field. In advance of Father’s Day, we sat down with one such duo, Engineering Training Instructor Annie Bradley and former Design Engineer Mark Wright at Arkansas Nuclear One.