News Center > "Beat the Heat" Comes Back for 15th Year

For Immediate Release

"Beat the Heat" Comes Back for 15th Year


Paula Odom

Entergy Texas Delivers Fans Destined for Low-Income Customers

The Woodlands, Texas -- The summer heat is on and Entergy Texas, Inc. wants to help low-income customers stay cool through its annual "Beat the Heat" program.

Entering its 15th year, "Beat the Heat" will provide about 1,300 fans to charitable nonprofit agencies throughout its service territory. Those agencies, in turn, will oversee distribution of the fans to qualified low-income residents in the areas they serve. Over the years, more than 17,000 fans have been given away through the program.

"The heat in Southeast Texas can be almost unbearable at times, especially for those without air conditioning at home," said Vernon Pierce, vice president, customer service for Entergy Texas. "With the demand for fans growing every year, we are pleased to provide box fans again this year so our customers may remain as comfortable as possible."

In Entergy Texas' more western areas, fans will be delivered the week of July 13. Agencies that will receive fans for distribution and the number they will receive include:

  • Good Shepherd Mission, Huntsville and Trinity, 95.
  • Son Shine Center, Madisonville, 20.
  • City governments, Normangee and Midway, 20.
  • Interfaith of The Woodlands, 55.
  • City governments, Navasota, Calvert, Bremond, Kosse, Franklin, Somerville (Sam's Place), 90.
  • The Mission, New Caney, 20.
  • Cleveland Senior Center, Cleveland, 35.
  • Liberty County Indigent Health Care, Liberty, 20.
  • Shepherd Senior Center, Shepherd, 10.
  • City Hall, Corrigan, 45.

In Entergy Texas' eastern areas, charitable agencies will assist in distributing fans in  Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Vidor, Sour Lake, Winnie, Dayton, Silsbee and Woodville.

Entergy Texas delivers electricity to more than 430,000 customers in 27 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators.  Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Twitter: @EntergyTX

Texas  TX Low Income