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Utilities Answer State Order Seeking Plans on Federal Funds

Regulators wanted to know whether utilities will take advantage of programs offering millions of dollars in incentives for energy-saving projects and new power transmission connections. Arkansas’ biggest utilities said yes, but with considerable qualifications. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Legal / Retail

Arkansas Bar Association Names Leah Donovan Director of Government Relations (Movers & Shakers)

She previously was a legislative analyst for the Arkansas House of Representatives. read more >
Energy / Nonprofits / Public Companies

Entergy Arkansas Pledges $660K to Local Nonprofits

Entergy Arkansas announced that it’s donating $660,000 to six nonprofits as part of its “Entergy Arkansas Bright Futures Campaign” to help build strong communities. Six separate grants in the amount […] read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Elopak to Build $70M Packaging Plant at Little Rock Port

Elopak of Norway says it will build its first U.S. production plant in the Port of Little Rock, spending about $70 million and eventually employing more than 100 people. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Public Companies / Retail

Lost Generation: Solar Power Shines Bright as Coal Plants Prepare to RetireLock Icon

New solar plants will help offset the loss of the two coal plants, which are set to close in 2028 and 2030. read more >
Energy

Entergy Promotes William Cunningham to Director of Resource Planning

Kurt Castleberry, who formerly held the position, filled us in on the transition. read more >

Golden Years (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Changing energy demands may keep Arkansas Nuclear One running for far longer than you’d think. read more >
Construction / Energy

Arkansas Nuclear One: A Timeline

A brief overview of ANO's construction, growth and operations throughout the years. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Arkansas Nuclear One Turns 50

After a half-century of operation, Arkansas Nuclear One is licensed into the 2030s. read more >

West Memphis Solar Project Scheduled to be Done Next YearLock Icon

Developer NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Florida, and engineering, procurement and construction contractor Moss & Associates of Fort Lauderdale began work in April. read more >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing

$327M Driver Solar Farm Going In Alongside Big River Steel’s New Mill

The project, aptly named Driver Solar, will drive up to 40% of operations of the new steel plant, about 230 megawatts of Big River II’s 550-megawatt demand. read more >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Public Companies

With $3B New Mill, Big River Still Rising

Big River 2 is scheduled to be producing by the third quarter of 2024, just two years after construction began. read more >
Construction / Legal

Faulkner County Citizens Speak Out About Crypto-Mining Noise

Neighbors of the cryptocurrency mine in Bono have complaints about the constant noise coming from the Newrays facility. read more >
Construction / Energy

Winds of Change In the Power Mix

Arkansas is set to see its first wind farm this year or next, a $300 million scattering of 500-foot-tall turbines with the capacity to generate 180 megawatts of electricity. read more >
Austin Taylor, an installer with Delta Solar of Little Rock, performed maintenance tasks last week on an array that provides 10% of the power used by the city of England.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

2024 Solar Deadline Poses Challenges for DevelopersLock Icon

Recent legislation changing Arkansas’ solar power policy has solar developers scrambling. read more >
Construction / Energy

Entergy Arkansas Plans Charging StationsLock Icon

Entergy Arkansas, the state’s largest electric utility with about 730,000 customers, is moving forward with its entry into the roadside charging business. read more >
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Energy

Restoring Power Fast, Even as Scars Linger

Arkansas utility companies worked swiftly to restore services in the aftermath of the March 31 tornadoes. read more >
A crew from Seal Solar of North Little Rock installs solar panels at 107 Liquor in Sherwood.
Energy / Government & Politics

Bill Cutting Solar Power Credits Goes to Governor

The state’s largest power company, Entergy Arkansas, praised the passage of the legislation. read more >
Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to Commerce Secretary Mike Preston (center) and Hugh McDonald, the former Entergy Arkansas Inc. CEO who she will nominate to lead the Commerce Department.
Business Services / Education / Government & Politics

Reinforcing the Workforce (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Businesses might be encouraged by the new governor’s emphasis on education and workforce development. read more >
Energy / Small Business / Tourism

Utilities Offer Energy-Saving Tips for Businesses as Cold Closes In

Though most suggestions are for homeowners, Arkansas electric cooperatives and Entergy Arkansas also had specific suggestions for businesses large and small, and those suggestions rely largely on common sense. read more >