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Entergy Arkansas' Energy Efficiency Program earns ENERGY STAR Award


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Entergy Arkansas Entergy Solutions Point of Purchase Solutions (POPS) Program is proud to announce that it has received the 2024 ENERGY STAR® Excellence in Marketing Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. This is the sixth year in a row that Entergy Arkansas’ program has been recognized for its exemplary work and ongoing commitment to energy efficiency.

The Entergy Solutions energy efficiency portfolio of programs are administered by Entergy Arkansas to help both residential and business customers save energy and money by reducing the upfront cost of a variety of power-saving upgrades. The programs work with participating partners, local trade allies and retailers to help customers find ways to lower their energy usage and manage their bills through the implementation of energy efficiency measures.

“Entergy Arkansas is always committed to offering our customers safe, affordable and reliable energy,” said President and CEO Laura Landreaux., “The Entergy Solutions programs are an integral part of helping us do that by providing leading technologies and resources to help customers manage their energy usage efficiently and save money on their bills. We are all very proud to be recognized by the EPA for this work.”

The Point of Purchase Solutions Program provides ways for Entergy Arkansas customers to save money on energy-efficient products for their homes. Whether customers buy a product that is eligible for a rebate or purchase directly from the Entergy Arkansas Marketplace, they can save on products that use less energy, which can contribute to bill savings. From smart thermostats to dehumidifiers and power strips, there are discounts and rebates that allow Entergy Arkansas customers to make their homes brighter and more comfortable.

For businesses, Entergy Solutions provides solutions for organizations of all sizes to increase their efficiency. From customized programs that set a schedule for energy used to incentives for improving the facility’s energy efficiency, the Entergy Solutions programs identify ways to save energy and increase the bottom line for small and large businesses, agricultural businesses, and public institutions.

Program Highlights

A standout initiative in 2023 was the introduction of horticultural lighting into the POPS commercial program. Horticultural lighting projects in the program led to energy savings of over 850,000 kilowatt hours (kWh), with installations receiving $234,000 in incentives.

Another big addition to the 2023 POPS program was the introduction of refrigerator and freezer recycling. For no cost, Entergy Arkansas customers can now schedule a pick-up of their old refrigerator or freezer that is in working order to be recycled and receive a $25.00 incentive for doing so.

Since the start of the recycling program measure in May 2023 through Dec. 2023 a total of 457 refrigerators and freezers combined have been recycled – equating to 478,342 kWh saved. To learn more, visit

Overall Impact

In 2023, the POPS program realized a combined energy savings of 98,819,744 kWh and provided incentives for almost 2.2 million individual retail units, predominantly ENERGY STAR certified. In terms of environmental impact, the program's efforts have led to 67,569 metric tons of avoided carbon dioxide emissions.

In total, the Entergy Solutions POPS program (previously the Lighting and Appliances program) has achieved evaluated energy savings of 482,971,712 kWh through 2023. These hours equate to saving the carbon dioxide emissions from 66,588 homes’ electricity use for one year, or from 22,273,982,209 smartphones charged.

“ENERGY STAR plays an indispensable role in the POPS program. The use of ENERGY STAR tools has streamlined staff responsibilities, cutting down costs and enabling more resources to support customers and projects throughout our market,” said Sharnelle Allen, Energy Efficiency program manager for Entergy Arkansas. “In 2023, the program achieved energy savings of more than 98 million kilowatt hours — we are proud to be recognized by ENERGY STAR as we continue the work to help Arkansans use energy more efficiently.”

Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy achievements. Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners.

For a complete list of 2024 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit For more information about residential and customer Entergy Solutions programs, visit



ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at and state-level information can be found at

About Entergy Arkansas

Entergy Arkansas, LLC provides electricity to approximately 730,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 electric company. Entergy powers life for 3 million customers through our operating companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. We’re investing in the reliability and resilience of the energy system while helping our region transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. With roots in our communities for more than 100 years, Entergy is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and corporate citizenship. Since 2018, we have delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has approximately 12,000 employees. For the latest news from Entergy Arkansas, visit the Newsroom and connect with @EntergyArk on social media.