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Entergy's Rick Riley on Keeping Costs Low, Power Lines High

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Rick Riley is scheduled to become president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas on the retirement of Hugh McDonald in 2016.

PSC Approves Entergy Arkansas Solar Plant in Arkansas County

by Lance Turner 9/24/2015 3:37 pm

Entergy Arkansas on Thursday received approval from the state Public Service Commission to build an 81-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant in Arkansas County.

Video: Ritchie Power Plant Brought Down in Implosions

by Associated Press 9/18/2015 11:58 am

A 51-year-old power plant in Arkansas was brought down in a series of implosions as Entergy Arkansas moves forward with more modern electricity-generating facilities.

End of Coal-Fired Plant Will Save Jonesboro Utility $50M

by Associated Press 8/27/2015 2:04 pm

The head of Jonesboro's electric utility said the planned phase-out of a coal-fired plant near Pine Bluff will save his utility $50 million.

Modern Grid Improvements Drawing Billions of Dollars

by Sean Beherec 6/29/2015 12:00 am

In the utility industry, the ongoing pursuit of greater efficiency and reliability drives many large-scale capital improvements. From new computer modeling to upgrading building materials to maximize efficiency, utilities and operators around the state are focusing on ways to modernize the grid.

Venture Center Partners with Entergy on Mentor Training Program

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 9:34 am

The program is a half-day course that guides participants through the Venture Center's methodology and mission, walking through the steps to take a business from idea "to a scalable, investable venture."

Hugh McDonald to Retire From Entergy in 2016; Rick Riley to Take Over

by Lance Turner 6/8/2015 10:25 am

Entergy Corp. of New Orleans said Monday that Hugh McDonald, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas Inc., will retire in 2016. Rick Riley, vice president of transmission for Entergy Services Inc., will succeed McDonald as CEO.

Entergy Arkansas Seeks Rate Increase in 2016

by Lance Turner 4/24/2015 2:12 pm

Entergy Arkansas Inc., looking to cover improvements to its power grid and pay for the purchase of an El Dorado power plant, is seeking to raise electrical rates next year, according to a filing Friday with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

Entergy Arkansas Seeks OK for 81-Megawatt Solar Power Plant

by Lance Turner 4/15/2015 11:22 am

Entergy Arkansas said Wednesday that it is seeking approval from the state Public Service Commission to build an 81-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant in Arkansas County.

Entergy Arkansas Announces Grid Investment of More Than $62M

by Associated Press 4/6/2015 4:58 pm

Entergy Arkansas has announced plans to begin construction on a new transmission line from Monticello to Reed.

Thousands in Arkansas Still Without Power After Winter Storm

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 11:54 am

Dozens of schools across Arkansas remained closed and thousands are still without power following a winter storm that crossed the state.

Entergy Arkansas Elevates Three to Economic Development Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Clarissa McWherter, Chris Murphy and Russell Harris have joined Entergy Arkansas in Little Rock as members of the economic development team.

Entergy to Purchase Union Power Station in El Dorado for $948M

by Sean Beherec 12/9/2014 8:42 am

Entergy Corporation’s subsidiaries have agreed to purchase the Union Power Station in El Dorado for $948 million.

Entergy Breaks Ground on New $23M Center in Little Rock

by Mark Carter and Lance Turner 11/10/2014 11:30 am

Entergy Inc. broke ground Monday on a new 25,000-SF, $23 million transmission operations center in Little Rock.

Osceola Loses Bid to Recoup $4.9M From Entergy

by Mark Friedman 5/2/2014 4:11 pm

A U.S. District Court judge tosses out a lawsuit by the city of Osceola, which attempted to recover $4.9 million from Entergy Arkansas Inc.

Henderson State Gets $342K From Entergy Arkansas For Energy Efficiency

by Luke Jones 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Henderson State University in Arkadelphia has received $342,218 in incentives from Entergy Arkansas Inc. for energy-efficient lighting upgrades.

Osceola Sues Entergy Arkansas Over Electric Billing

by Associated Press 2/21/2014 10:30 am

Officials in Osceola are suing Entergy Arkansas over claims that the utility improperly billed the city $5 million.

Arkansas Utilities Benefit From Wind Energy Subsidies

by Luke Jones 2/3/2014 12:00 am

Wind energy generation is on the rise in the states surrounding Arkansas, and the renewable resource is seeing more use from some of the state’s utility companies.

Entergy’s MISO Move Finishes as Company Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

by Luke Jones 12/16/2013 12:00 am

On Thursday, Entergy Arkansas Inc. will celebrate its 100th birthday by switching on hundreds of LED lights adorning three of the bridges crossing the Arkansas River in Little Rock. Just a few hours earlier, the company will add to its history by completing a two-year, $36.2 million transition into a regional transmission operator. It will also exit its system agreement, otherwise known as the glue holding all of the Entergy operating companies together.

‘Smart’ Future In The Cards For Entergy, Customers

by Mark Carter 12/2/2013 12:00 am

As technology quickly evolves, the energy industry, in particular, must adapt to meet the future needs of its customers. But what will that future hold?