Tagged: hugh mcdonald

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’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.

Update: Entergy Cuts 800 Jobs, Including 165 in Arkansas

by Luke Jones and Lance Turner 7/30/2013 12:05 pm

Entergy Corp. is cut 800 jobs companywide, including about 165 in Arkansas. Entergy Arkansas Inc. President and CEO Hugh McDonald says the layoffs have more to do with industry changes than with company earnings.

How Crisis Communicators Rely on Social Media

by Chris Bahn 3/18/2013 12:00 am

Using a smartphone to gather information is becoming a necessity during storms. It’s why Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club division set up power stations at stores in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy hit. It's why Entergy continues to tweak a social media plan it used during December's winter storm.

Entergy Residential Rates to Decrease 4.75 Percent in April

by Luke Jones 3/15/2013 11:21 am

Entergy Arkansas Inc. says its residential rates will decrease by 4.75 percent on April 1.

Proposed Big River Steel Mill Gives Community ‘Reason to Exist’

by Jan Cottingham 2/11/2013 12:00 am

It took John Correnti and Arkansas economic development officials about a year to put together the deal for a $1.1 billion “mini-mill” to be built near Osceola, a plant that would employ 525 people earning an average yearly compensation of $75,000 apiece.

Entergy's Hugh McDonald Part of Disaster Preparedness Panel

by Associated Press 1/25/2013 8:55 am

The head of Arkansas' largest electric utility is expected to take part in an upcoming panel discussion on disaster preparedness and response.

If You Write About Entergy Arkansas CEO Hugh McDonald on Your Blog, Entergy Arkansas CEO Hugh McDonald Will Come to Your House

by Lance Turner 1/16/2013 7:00 am

In which Entergy Arkansas CEO Hugh McDonald reads about himself on the Internet and decides to do something about it.

Entergy’s Eternal Power Struggle: MISO Move Decades in the Making

by Luke Jones 11/26/2012 12:00 am

MISO, SPP, PSC, FERC and ITC – all acronyms that have been part of the recent world of Entergy Corp. What is the power operator doing, and how will it affect the utility bills of Arkansas customers?

Arkansas PSC Approves Entergy-MISO Move, SPP Disapproves

by Luke Jones 10/26/2012 4:24 pm

The Arkansas Public Service Commission says it would approve Entergy Arkansas' joining with a regional transmission group, prompting a statement of disapproval from Southwest Power Pool.