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Entergy, NextEra Make Sunny Deal

Entergy Corp. of New Orleans is set to soak up some sun, thanks in part to a 4.5-gigawatt solar power generation deal announced last month with NextEra Energy Resources. read more >
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Entergy Plans Power Shift by 2030Lock Icon

Entergy will shut down two coal-fired plants in 2028 and 2030. read more >
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Arkansas CEOs Feel Economy On Track, but Labor Costs and Hiring Pose Challenges

Executives are also closely watching the November general election, which could shift control of the White House and Congress, potentially flipping the direction of the country on taxation, regulation, infrastructure investment and a whole host of other policies. read more >
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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 >

Entergy Promotes William Cunningham to Director of Resource Planning

Kurt Castleberry, who formerly held the position, filled us in on the transition. read more >
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$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 >
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Entergy Plans Largest Solar Array Yet, to Power US Steel in Osceola

The project on 2,100 acres is big enough to power more than 40,000 homes. read more >
A solar panel at the Searcy Solar Energy Center
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Searcy Solar, State’s Largest Array With Storage, Goes Online

The energy center adds 100 megawatts to Entergy's solar operations. read more >
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Cold Rings a Bell and Sounds an Alarm

Last year’s gas and grid shortcomings echoed this month: Instruments froze, output plunged, and burn-offs spewed greenhouse gases into the sky. read more >
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Governor Enlists Department Heads, Energy CEOs to Protect Power Grid

The goal is to avoid an electrical grid crisis like the one that crippled Texas last winter. read more >
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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 >
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Searcy Solar, Largest Array With Storage in State, to Turn Dirt Next Month

Entergy Arkansas and NextEra Energy Resources will start construction next month on what will be the state’s largest sun power array with battery storage, a 100-megawatt plant in White County. read more >

Entergy Plugs Into Chicot Solar, Now State’s Largest Array

Entergy Arkansas plugs into its second major solar power facility, a 350,000-panel array near Lake Village that is now the largest in Arkansas. read more >
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Video: Women Leaders Talk Pay Equity, Career Moves at Women’s Leadership Event

Kristi Crum, Laura Landreaux, Jean Block and Lori Burrows discuss career transitions, pay equity, work-life balance, diversity and more during the Women’s Leadership Symposium. read more >
Laura Landreaux, president & CEO of Entergy Arkansas Inc.
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Entergy to Match State’s Largest Solar Array, This Time in Lee County

Entergy Arkansas, the state’s largest electric utility, is planning one of the state’s largest solar power stations, Walnut Bend Solar, near Brinkley along Interstate 40 in Lee County. 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 >
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.

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.

Entergy Arkansas Announces Rate Reduction Tied to Fuel Costs

Entergy Arkansas Inc. says customers will see a bill reduction for a second straight year. read more >
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Entergy, NextEra Break Ground on 100-MW Chicot Solar Near Lake Village

Entergy Arkansas plants its solar flag in southeast Arkansas, breaking ground on a 100-megawatt sun array near Lake Village with its solar partner, NextEra Energy Resources of Florida. read more >
Little Rock Regional Chamber officials Kristi Barr and James Reddish lead central Arkansas’ Next Generation Learning program.
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Next-Gen Learning: Businesses Embrace Career AcademiesLock Icon

Metro Little Rock schools have accelerated a plan to put all 13,000 public high school students in Pulaski County on career-themed paths. The effort also aims to recast public schools as magnets for central Arkansas economic development, not impediments. read more >