Entergy Focused on Meeting Surging Demand for Power
Utility working around the clock to help customers stay cool and manage electricity costs
Jackson, Miss. – As customers struggle to stay cool during the massive heat wave currently smothering the South, Entergy Corporation utilities are working around the clock to meet a surging demand for affordable and reliable power.
Entergy utilities’’ 2.7 million customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas set record levels of electrical demand this week, according to preliminary estimates, as air conditioners and fans work overtime. Record high temperatures in parts of Entergy’’s territory also have customers looking for ways to avoid higher-than-normal bills.
In addition to meeting electrical demands, the company is continuing to urge customers to take an active role to manage their electricity use by visiting entergy.com and following the energy conservation tips on the site.
Now more than ever the Entergy’s Level Billing program, along with energy-efficiency tools and bill management options offered as part of Entergy’’s You’’ve Got the Power initiative, can be a customer’’s best solution to staying calm, cool, collected and in control of their electricity costs.
A click on the “Save Money on Your Bill” icon on the entergy.com home page takes customers to ENsight, Entergy’s website to help customers save money on their bills featuring money-saving efficiency tips, tools and solutions at one powerful online resource.
Customers using level billing pay about the same amount for electricity every month, summer or winter. Bills are averaged over a 12-month period based on usage. Winter bills may become a little higher, but the typical high bills of summer are cut to more manageable amounts during peak energy-use months – as much as 40 percent for some customers.
For more information on level billing or other account-management programs, customers may visit entergy.com and sign up for My Account Online. Customers may also call 1-800-ENTERGY (368-3749) for more information.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
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