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CenterPoint Paying $6B for Vectren

CenterPoint Energy Inc. is paying just under $6 billion for rival Vectren in a move that will expand the utility operator's reach. read more >
John P. Bethel, executive director of the Arkansas Public Service Commission
Energy / Government & Politics

PSC Acts Quickly, Pushing Utilities to Pass On Tax Savings

The Arkansas Public Service Commission, acting on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request, begins proceedings to determine how the utilities might pass tax savings to ratepayers. read more >
Asa Hutchinson (file)
Energy / Government & Politics

Governor Asks PSC to Pass On Benefit of Tax Cut

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a letter Thursday that the Arkansas Public Service Commission should, “as expeditiously as possible, take whatever steps are necessary to pass the benefit of the corporate tax cut to Arkansas families and businesses in the form of lower utility rates." read more >
Katie Laning Niebaum
Energy

Advanced Energy Has Its Day at Capitol

It was Arkansas Advanced Energy Day at the state Capitol, and Sen. Garry Stubblefield was speaking to the state’s top energy efficiency and renewable power companies, but he had to hold to his priorities. read more >

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Energy & Utilities

An energy and utilities resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions. read more >
Business Services / Energy / Manufacturing / Small Business

Utilities’ Programs Offer Businesses Incentives for Saving Energy

Energy is money, and businesses in Arkansas are saving both by taking advantage of energy-efficiency programs sponsored by the state’s electric and gas utility companies. read more >
Energy / Transportation

Crews Prepare to Recover Ruptured Pipeline in Arkansas River

Crews are preparing to recover a natural gas pipeline that ruptured in the Arkansas River, forcing closure of a two-mile section of the river near Little Rock. read more >
Construction / Education / Energy

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

Henderson State University in Arkadelphia has received $342,218 in incentives from Entergy Arkansas Inc. for energy-efficient lighting upgrades. read more >
Little Rock’s compressed natural gas station is scheduled to open in early February. It will be the seventh location in Arkansas.
Construction / Energy / Retail / Transportation

Little Rock CNG Station Will Bring Total To 7 in Arkansas

Early in February, the city of Little Rock is scheduled to open the seventh compressed natural gas station in Arkansas that is available for public use. Arkansas has had public CNG stations for just a few years — a station owned by Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. was opened in 2011. read more >

Searcy Sees Conservation as Smart Business (Green Initiatives | Winner, 20,000+)

Searcy is focused on reducing its overall carbon footprint. To jump-start its efforts, the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce developed a special initiative called “Searcy Energy Smart” with help from a committee made up of 38 community leaders, representatives from the state energy office and the University of Arkansas. read more >
Walter Bryant
Energy / Public Companies / Transportation

CenterPoint’s Walter Bryant on the Stability of Low Natural Gas Prices

Walter Bryant is CenterPoint Energy’s division vice president of regional operations in Arkansas and Oklahoma, serving more than 500,000 natural gas customers. read more >