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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?

Entergy 'Helping Build Arkansas' 100 Years Later (Letter From Hugh McDonald)

by Hugh McDonald 12/2/2013 12:00 am

One hundred years ago Harvey Couch, the founder of Entergy, was determined to bring dependable, affordable electricity to Arkansans, starting with the state’s first inter-city power line between Arkadelphia and Malvern and a generator fueled by sawdust. The industry and Arkansas have come a long way in 100 years, and Entergy Arkansas is proud to have played a part in “Helping Build Arkansas,” a phrase Mr. Couch used frequently.

Two Entergy Arkansas Coal Plants Ranked on List of Nation's 'Dirtiest'

by Luke Jones 10/14/2013 12:00 am

A study ranking the nations’ 50 most polluting power plants is highlighting some of the issues electric industries in Arkansas and elsewhere are facing as environmental regulations change.

Video: Entergy Gives A Sneak Peek of the Colorful New Lights on 3 Arkansas River Bridges

by Lance Turner 10/11/2013 2:39 pm

Entergy Arkansas, which in April announced it would kick in $2 million to light the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge, the Main Street Bridge and the Junction Bridge, has released a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the final product.

FBI: 3 Power Grid Attacks in Arkansas May Be Related

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 10/8/2013 8:03 am

Federal investigators asked the public for help Monday as they try to find the people responsible for three recent attacks on the state's power grid, including an attempt in August to bring down a tower holding high-voltage electric lines.

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