Entergy Louisiana and Cleco customers are being served by a stronger, more resilient electric grid. The companies have completed the construction of a new 36-mile, storm-hardened transmission line that will strengthen service reliability for customers across southeast Louisiana.
Entergy Arkansas, LLC, (NYSE: ETR) and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) announced today plans to build a 100-megawatt solar energy facility in White County near Searcy. This project, pending approval by the Arkansas Public Service Commission, will be the largest utility-owned solar facility in the state and the first to feature a battery for storing solar power. This will be Entergy’s third large-scale solar project in Arkansas and would allow the company to offer Entergy Arkansas customers a total of 281 megawatts of solar energy, enough to power about 45,000 homes.
Entergy New Orleans is piloting a new program that puts solar panels on the rooftops of low-income customers’ homes and gives them a $30 credit on their energy bills every month, rain or shine. The Residential Rooftop Solar Program is a simple and straightforward way for New Orleans customers in need to participate in the benefits of distributed renewable energy.
Entergy Louisiana customers’ energy needs will soon be powered by the sun under an agreement approved today by the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
Where empty commercial rooftops once stood, shiny new panels are capturing the power of the sun and putting it directly on the electric distribution grid for the benefit of all customers. Entergy New Orleans has made significant progress in constructing its 5 megawatt commercial-scale rooftop solar pilot project, which was approved by the New Orleans City Council in June 2018.
Outages identified more accurately. Faster outage restoration response. Billing and service questions answered more efficiently. Additional energy-saving tools for customers. These are all benefits of Entergy Louisiana’s vision for a smarter energy future, through the company’s deployment of advanced metering.
Outages identified more accurately. Faster restoration response. Billing and service questions answered more efficiently. Additional energy-saving tools for customers. These are all benefits of Entergy’s vision for a smarter energy future, through the company’s deployment of advanced metering for Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans customers.
In another step to modernize its fleet of generating facilities, Entergy Arkansas performed a carefully controlled explosive demolition this morning to bring down three key structures at the Couch Plant near Stamps, which has been retired from service since 2013.
This settlement is in the best economic interest of our customers, our employees, our community and the company.