Entergy Arkansas posted an intent recently to issue a request for proposals for up to 500 megawatts of solar and wind capacity to add to its electricity generating portfolio by 2026.
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.
For 62 years the twin boilers and smokestack of the Moses Power Plant were an imposing landmark on the horizon just west of Forrest City, Ark. As of Dec. 1, the 231-acre site is, once again, an open field, save for a substation.
According to the old adage, time flies when you're having fun – or at least it seems to pass quickly when you're busy. Employees at the Hinds Energy Facility in Jackson, Mississippi, understand. It seems just like yesterday Entergy Mississippi celebrated the acquisition in 2012 of the 450-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant. And on Nov. 30 of last year, the site marked its fifth year in the company’s power generation portfolio.