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.
Entergy Arkansas estimates the 61 customers across the state subscribed to the company’s Solar Energy Purchase Option - Option B will save $60 million over the next 18.5 years by purchasing power generated at the Stuttgart Solar Energy Center.
Building on our longtime legacy of environmental stewardship, Entergy announced a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. We intend to accomplish this while continuing to ensure grid reliability and affordability for our customers.
Mitsubishi Power and Entergy will collaborate to bring decarbonization projects to Entergy’s utility businesses in Arkansas, Louisiana, including the separate jurisdiction of New Orleans, Mississippi and Texas.
Since Entergy launched its program two years ago, 925 Entergy Arkansas customers and 3,700 customers across the company’s four-state utility service area have received free trees to plant at home.
The normal summertime heat combined with an increase in the number of people working from home to avoid COVID-19 adds up to increased electrical usage for many Entergy Arkansas’ residential customers. The company has several tips for how to save energy and, in the process, save money.
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.
Entergy New Orleans reached a renewable energy milestone with the 100th Entergy New Orleans customer signing up to participate in the ReNEWable Orleans Residential Rooftop Solar Program.