Entergy Arkansas posted an intent recently to issue a request for proposals for up to 300 megawatts of solar and wind capacity to add to its electricity generating portfolio by 2026.
As part of its commitment to provide more renewable resources, Entergy Arkansas plans to add a large-scale solar farm of 180 megawatts on 1,600 acres near West Memphis in 2023.
Construction of the Searcy Solar power generating plant is about halfway complete. When the facility goes online by the end of this year, it will have a capacity of 100 megawatts of emission-free power.
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.
The company’s utility business puts service to its 3 million customers at the top of its priority list. In the process, Entergy’s five operating companies are helping to build a region.
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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.
Construction of the Searcy Solar power generating plant is about 42% complete. When the facility goes online by the end of this year, 100 megawatts of emission-free power will begin flowing from the plant’s more than 350,000 solar panels onto the Entergy Arkansas electric grid.
All customers that can accept electrical service safely have been restored.