Utilities & Infrastructure: Building Bridges to the Future and More

Utilities & Infrastructure: Building Bridges to the Future and More
(Mauren Kennedy)


AT&T is a multinational conglomerate providing voice, video, data and internet telecommunications and professional services to businesses, consumers and government agencies.

CENTERPOINT ENERGY is a Fortune 500 electric and natural gas utility serving several markets in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS WATER has two high-quality and well-protected raw water sources, Lake Winona and Lake Maumelle. Lake Winona, located in Saline County, is a scenic 1.9-square–mile reservoir that supplies approximately 35% of the daily, system-wide demand. Lake Maumelle, located in west Pulaski County, is a 13.9-square–mile reservoir that provides approximately 65% of daily, system-wide demand.

COMCAST is a telecommunications conglomerate offering video, high-speed internet and phone service to consumers and businesses.

ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES OF ARKANSAS, long considered one of the top generation and transmission cooperatives in the nation, has assets of about $1.8 billion and annual energy sales of about $727 million, providing power to its members — the 17 electric distribution cooperatives — through its diverse generation assets, including three hydropower plants, three natural gas/oil-fired plants, and two natural gas-fired-only plants.

ENTERGY ARKANSAS, with as much as 70% of its electric power coming from emission-free nuclear generation, provides the region with a power mix that is one of the highest CO2-free electric generation percentages in the nation.

FIRST ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE CORPORATION is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative that was incorporated as the first electric cooperative in Arkansas.

LITTLE ROCK WATER RECLAMATION AUTHORITY, contributes to the long-term economic growth and vitality of the region by planning and investing in an infrastructure that can meet its corporate and residential needs, with more than 75 years of providing impeccable service while protecting the environment.

MISO ENERGY is an independent, not-for-profit organization that delivers safe, cost-effective electric power across 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba.

SOUTHWEST POWER POOL oversees the bulk electric grid and wholesale power market in the central United States on behalf of a diverse group of utilities and transmission companies in 14 states. It ensures the reliable supply of power, adequate transmission infrastructure and competitive wholesale electricity prices for a 546,000-square-mile region including more than 60,000 miles of high-voltage transmission line. 

WINDSTREAM COMMUNICATIONS provides high-speed broadband internet, phone service and digital TV packages to residential customers as well as products and services for businesses and government agencies.