Entergy Louisiana customers are now receiving power from the largest solar facility in the state.
The Chicot Solar Energy Center began operation Sept. 30. The facility has a peak capacity of 100 megawatts of energy powered by the sun, enough to power 18,000 Entergy Arkansas customers’ homes.
This will lower their bill an additional $1.11
Entergy Arkansas customers can expect to save an estimated $94 million in 2021 from the utility’s membership in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), a regional transmission organization.
Entergy Arkansas is hosting a virtual open house regarding the proposed Walnut Bend Solar Project now through Friday for residents in Brinkley, Marianna, Forrest City, Wheatley and surrounding communities in Lee County, along with other interested parties, to review and receive information.
Panels generating 100 megawatts of power to cover 900 acres.
Entergy shareholders and the Entergy Charitable Foundation are helping to power life in Louisiana’s local communities with grants to hundreds of nonprofit groups across the state.
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Entergy is in a constant state of modernizing its system, including the power plants that generate electricity. One noteworthy next step is that Entergy Arkansas is demolishing the retired Hamilton Moses power plant near Forrest City.