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Entergy partnering with customers to provide backup generation solution
In today’s always-connected world, a resilient, reliable grid requires a comprehensive approach. That is why Entergy Louisiana has partnered with local businesses to provide a reliable and affordable backup generation solution.
The benefits of the company’s Power Through program, which saw the first generator go live Monday, Dec. 11, is two-fold:
- First, generators that are deployed and installed as part of the program can provide backup power to essential community facilities like grocery stores, hospitals and nursing homes when outages occur following hurricanes and other weather events.
- Second, when the generators are not being used to provide host facilities backup power due to a grid outage, they can be used to provide additional power to the grid in times of high demand that is typically seen during the extreme weather months of the summer or winter.
“With Entergy involved, there’s nothing for us to worry about,” said Bryan White, chief administrative officer for Copeland Tower Living, a senior-living facility based in Metairie. “It’s a turn-key deal with us never having to do another thing. More importantly, in times of need our facility houses first-responders, so it’s a win-win for both the customer and the community.”
The program aims to deliver whole-facility backup generation at a much lower cost than what it would typically be if a customer were to build a backup solution of their own. Additionally, Entergy provides maintenance to the units at no additional cost to the facility.
“We’re proud to partner with our regulator, the Louisiana Public Service Commission, to make our local businesses and communities more resilient and reliable,” said Phillip May, Entergy Louisiana president and CEO. “This program is a benefit to all customers and will ensure the delivery of clean, efficient power when it’s needed most.”
For more information on the Power Through program, visit entergy.com/powerthrough.
About Entergy Louisiana
Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers in 58 parishes and natural gas service to more than 94,000 customers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy Louisiana is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 24,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 5,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,000 employees.