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Entergy Chairman & CEO to Retire; Successor as CEO Chosen

Leo Denault, 62, will retire as the utility's CEO this year and as board chairman next year, a news release said. The board of directors has elected Chief Financial Officer Andrew Marsh, 50, to become CEO on Nov. 1. read more >
Entergy Corp. headquarters in New Orleans
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PSC Turns Down Entergy’s ‘Low-Ball’ Settlement Offer

The offer did not include a cash refund for Arkansas customers who were allegedly overcharged. read more >

Entergy RFP Seeks 1,000 Megawatts of Renewable Power

The 1,000 megawatts is about triple the 281 megawatts Entergy Arkansas produces now at three solar fields. read more >
A fallen tree rests on electrical lines Sept. 2 near Audubon Park in New Orleans.
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Perfect Hurricane for an Age of Peril

Along with death, Hurricane Ida brought darkness to millions — a darkness that hit home for Entergy Arkansas, our state’s largest electric utility. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Entergy Arkansas Inc. CEO Rick Riley and others at the commissioning of the Stuttgart Solar Energy Center in Almyra (Arkansas County).
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Entergy Arkansas at an Energy Crossroads (Xochitl Delgado Solorzano Commentary)

Our state’s largest electric utility, Entergy Arkansas, is currently deciding how it will power its customers over the next 20 years. read more >
Arkansas’ only nuclear power plant, Entergy Arkansas’ Nuclear One, is near Russellville on the banks of Lake Dardanelle.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

50-Year Old Nuclear Units, Nowhere Near Retirement

On Friday, Unit 1 of Arkansas Nuclear One will turn 47. read more >
Construction

Entergy Shopping for Lots More Solar and Wind Power

Entergy Arkansas, the state’s largest electric utility, is seeking at least 300 megawatts of renewable generation projects to supplement its electrical supply by 2026. read more >
Bernhard is overseeing a $150 million energy project at UAMS. Its biggest component is a $51 million generation plant that’s ahead of schedule.
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$150M UAMS Energy Project Ensures Unbroken Power, Savings CertaintyLock Icon

The face of a $150 million energy project at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences peers down on visitors to the northeast side of the Little Rock campus, just behind the Markham Street Walgreens. read more >
Education / Energy / Government & Politics

Entergy Arkansas, Education Department Announce $482K Grant for CTE Courses

Entergy Arkansas and the Arkansas Department of Education announces a $482,000 grant to develop 20 new Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses. read more >
Entergy Arkansas has agreed to stop burning coal at White Bluff, one of its two major coal plants, by 2028.
Government & Politics / Legal

Eminger Makes Case for Keeping Wyoming Coal Flowing to Arkansas

Randy Eminger of Bella Vista and the Arkansas Affordable Energy Coalition are committed to keeping Arkansas as a coal customer, and he’s challenging Entergy’s coal-plant closure plan in federal court, arguing that state utility regulators haven’t vetted it properly. read more >
John Ekdahl of AEV Solar of Little Rock with a homeowner and client for a residential array in London (Pope County). Entergy’s Arkansas Nuclear One is visible in the background.
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Will the Sun Set on Solar’s Tax Break?Lock Icon

Solar businesses fear the toll as U.S. tax credits, now 26%, are set to fall to 22% in 2021 and to 10% for commercial projects only in 2022, barring policy shifts. read more >
Entergy Arkansas Inc.'s Little Rock headquarters.

Entergy Corp. Pledges Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

As renewable power surpasses coal as a U.S. energy source, Entergy Corp. of New Orleans is committing to cut power-production carbon emissions to zero within 30 years, and is teaming with Mitsubishi Power in Arkansas and three other states as part of that effort. read more >
Energy / Nonprofits

Entergy Announces $847K in Nonprofit Giving

Entergy Corp. and its charitable foundation announced $847,682 in contributions to 168 Arkansas nonprofit organizations this month, including a $250,000 gift to the Salvation Army. read more >
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Tyson Foods Appoints Dan Turton Global Government Affairs Leader

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale names Dan Turton as senior vice president of global government affairs, effective June 29. read more >
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Golden Corral, Twin Peaks Tandem Buy Tallies $6.3M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of Spirit Realty Capital in Dallas purchased the 12,258-SF Golden Corral at 5001 Warden Road in North Little Rock for $3.58 million and the 6,971-SF Twin Peaks at 10 Shackleford Drive in Little Rock for $2.79 million. read more >
Entergy Arkansas received regulator approval for a 100-megawatt solar array, known as Searcy Solar. The array, similar to one in this file photo, will also be the first by a utility in Arkansas to feature battery storage, 10 megawatts' worth.
Construction

Entergy Gets OK for Large Solar Farm in Searcy

The Arkansas Public Service Commission grants Entergy Arkansas' application for a major 100-megawatt solar project near Searcy that would be the state’s largest utility solar farm. read more >
Entergy Arkansas Inc.'s Little Rock headquarters.

EPA Honors Entergy Arkansas’ Power Efficiency Programs

The EPA honors Entergy Arkansas, the state's largest electric utility, for its promotion of energy efficiency among its 700,000 Arkansas customers. read more >
Office building at 901 S. Louisiana St. in downtown Little Rock

Recent Real Estate Deals Total $1.75M

The $826,500 sale of an office building in downtown Little Rock led the most recent round of real estate transactions. read more >
Vernon "Buddy" Hasten

Let There Be Light: Arkansas Utilities Say They’re Prepared to Keep Power Flowing

As the novel coronavirus pandemic disrupts industries and the entire national economy, Vernon “Buddy” Hasten of the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Corp. knows just how vital his top job is: keeping the lights on for 500,000 homes and businesses, not to mention hospitals and police stations. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

Six Projects in Arkansas Receive Entergy Grants

Through Entergy’s Environmental Initiatives Fund, the company’s shareholders contributed $1 million in grants for projects in five states, including six in Arkansas. read more >