Entergy shareholders are helping protect the environment by contributing more than $450,000 to partnering organizations in Louisiana through the company’s Environmental Initiatives Fund.
Nearly 20 environmental partners in five states received shareholder-funded grants to support improvement programs and projects.
Entergy New Orleans is committed to building partnerships with the community we serve. Recently, plans were finalized with the University of New Orleans for a solar installation, atop two buildings at the University, that will add 600-Kilowatts of clean energy to the New Orleans’ grid.
This Collaborative is the first-of-its-kind industry initiative focused on cross-sector solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Entergy Corporation has earned a place on the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. Entergy is the only U.S. electric utility in the sector to be included on the index for 18 consecutive years.
Customers who volunteered for Entergy Solutions programs through Entergy Arkansas saw big savings. According to the latest report on energy efficiency filed with the Arkansas Public Service Commission, in 2018, Entergy Arkansas invested in energy efficiency projects that will save customers almost 256 million kWh annually.
Taking New Orleans to the forefront of cities powered by renewable energy, Entergy New Orleans is moving forward on a portfolio of proposals that will add 90 megawatts of solar energy to its already clean energy mix. The company has narrowed the group down to three viable projects, which were approved by the New Orleans City Council last month. These are a 20 MW solar facility to be constructed by Entergy on approximately 100 acres of flood-protected property at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East, a 50 MW power purchase agreement from a solar facility to be constructed on LSU AgCenter land in Washington Parish, and a 20 MW power purchase agreement from a solar facility to be constructed on land in St. James Parish.
In another move to harness the power of the sun where empty commercial rooftops once stood, Entergy New Orleans and the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority have reached agreement to install solar panels on the roof of the agency’s Carrollton Streetcar Barn. The 300-kilowatt system will feed directly onto the Entergy New Orleans electric distribution grid for the benefit of all customers, and is part of Entergy New Orleans’ 5-megawatt commercial-scale rooftop solar project, which was approved by the New Orleans City Council last year.
Entergy's voluntary actions to reduce emissions have helped drive significant U.S. emissions reductions by the nation's largest electricity producers.