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Entergy New Orleans Completes Louisiana’s Largest Commercial Rooftop Solar Project
NEW ORLEANS – Entergy New Orleans has completed the largest commercial rooftop solar project in Louisiana. The 2.4 MW solar project is located on TCI’s warehouses near the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal in New Orleans.
Approximately 7,000 solar panels cover nearly 240,000 square feet of rooftop space. The systems will feed clean energy directly into the Entergy New Orleans electric distribution grid to benefit all customers.
“This project demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering clean, reliable and safe energy to New Orleans while simultaneously achieving our customer’s sustainability goals. Projects like this create value to the local community through job creation, and to the environment through carbon reduction,” said David Ellis, President and CEO of Entergy New Orleans. “We continue to look for opportunities to innovate as we work to achieve our overall sustainability objectives for the region.”
“For TCI, installing solar on our warehouse rooftops was an innovative way for us to support Entergy New Orleans’ efforts to invest in the community by harnessing the power of the sun to generate clean energy and reduce our carbon footprint,” said Christian Jensen, representative at Transportation Consultants Inc. “We are proud to have partnered with Entergy New Orleans to complete the largest commercial rooftop solar installation in Louisiana.”
Entergy New Orleans continues its work to identify new sites for the installation of additional panels, focusing on buildings owned by educational institutions, government entities and nonprofit organizations in Orleans Parish.
Entergy New Orleans recently completed the construction of the 100th residential rooftop solar panel installation under its ReNEWable Orleans Residential Rooftop Solar Program, and is evaluating opportunities to expand the program.
Commercial and residential rooftop solar projects further diversify Entergy New Orleans’ generation portfolio. Today, about 50 percent of the energy Entergy New Orleans’ customers use is clean, meaning it comes from sources that don’t emit carbon dioxide, such as hydropower, solar and nuclear energy. The company’s carbon dioxide emission rate is about 50 percent below the national average. To read more about Entergy New Orleans plans for a clean energy future, visit https://www.entergy-neworleans.com/cleanenergy/.
Entergy New Orleans, LLC is an electric and gas utility that serves Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than 200,000 customers and natural gas to more than 108,000 customers. Entergy New Orleans, LLC is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) 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 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and approximately 13,600 employees.