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Entergy Arkansas earns ENERGY STAR® Excellence Award
2023 marks fifth consecutive year for honor
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Entergy Arkansas Entergy Solutions Point of Purchase Solutions (POPS) Program is proud to announce that it has received the 2023 ENERGY STAR® Excellence in Marketing Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. The program has been awarded for five consecutive years for its exemplary work and ongoing commitment to energy efficiency in Arkansas.
The Entergy Solutions portfolio is made up of energy-efficiency programs administered by Entergy Arkansas that help both residential and business customers save energy and money by reducing the upfront cost of a variety of power-saving upgrades. The programs work with participating partners, local trade allies and retailers to help customers find ways customers can save energy through the implementation of energy efficiency measures.
Cumulatively, the Entergy Solutions residential and commercial programs have achieved evaluated energy savings of 2,825,891,591 kilowatt hours through 2022. This is the equivalent of saving the carbon dioxide emissions from 389,667 homes’ electricity use for one year or saving the greenhouse gas emissions of 431,512 gasoline-powered vehicles driven for one year.
“Our Entergy Solutions programs play an integral role in helping Entergy provide safe, affordable, and reliable energy to our customers,” said Denice Jeter, energy efficiency manager for Entergy Arkansas. “These programs help customers manage their energy usage efficiently, and we are certainly proud to have the success of these programs recognized by the EPA for five consecutive years.”
The Entergy Solutions Programs for residential customers include comprehensive home assessments, air conditioner tune-ups, smart thermostats, and discounts on lighting and appliances. Deeper energy efficiency measures, like insulation, air sealing and duct sealing, are also available through Entergy Solutions. For businesses, Entergy Solutions provides solutions for companies and organizations of all sizes to increase their efficiency. From customized programs that set a schedule for energy used to incentives for improving the facility’s energy efficiency, the Entergy Solutions Programs identify ways to save energy and increase the bottom line for small and large businesses, agricultural businesses, and public institutions.
POPS provides ways for Entergy Arkansas customers to save money on energy-efficient products for their homes. Whether customers buy a product that is eligible for a rebate or purchase directly from the Entergy Arkansas Marketplace, they can save on products that use less energy and save money. From smart thermostats to dehumidifiers and advanced power strips, there are discounts and rebates that allow Entergy customers to make their homes brighter and more comfortable, for less.
Cumulatively, the Entergy Solutions POPS Program has achieved evaluated energy savings of 96,446,519 kilowatt hours through 2022. These hours equate to saving the carbon dioxide emissions from 13,299 homes’ electricity use for one year, or from 7,691,005 gallons of gasoline used.
In 2022, Entergy Solutions POPS helped increase the sale of ENERGY STAR certified LED lighting at participating retailers and giveaways to low income, discounting 15% more LED lightbulbs than in the previous year. Entergy Arkansas launched their online marketplace in 2020 - https://entergysolutionsar-marketplace.com/entergyarkansas/ - which sells discounted products such as LED bulbs, smart thermostats, advanced power strips, dehumidifiers and air purifiers. 536 customers made a purchase on the marketplace in 2022.
In total, over 400,000 Arkansans were served by POPS offerings in 2022. The program also provided 43,042 free energy efficiency kits to customers through partnerships with schools and other nonprofits.
“ENERGY STAR provides valuable tools and resources that the Point of Purchase Solutions program needs to support customers and projects across the state,” said Jeter. “ENERGY STAR’s testing processes and warranties also give us complete confidence that the products we support with incentives will serve our customers well.”
As summer approaches, now is a great time to take advantage of Entergy Solutions programs. The warmer months are considered high energy usage months, and one of the best ways to save energy is by having a home energy audit to help with energy efficiency.
Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy achievements. Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2023 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners. For more information about Energy Star products and programs, visit https://www.energystar.gov/about. For more information about residential and customer Entergy Solutions programs, visit https://www.entergy-arkansas.com/energy_efficiency/main/.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at www.energystar.gov/impacts.
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 728,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas 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 through its operating companies 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. Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,000 employees.