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Entergy Arkansas has agreed to stop burning coal at White Bluff, one of its two major coal plants, by 2028.
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Power Balance Shifting In Arkansas: Coal Crucial But Losing Ground

King Coal isn’t dead, but it’s being dethroned as the top fuel source for creating electric power in Arkansas. read more >
Laura Landreaux
Government & Politics

Landreaux Named 1st Woman to Lead Entergy Arkansas; Riley Goes to New Orleans

Entergy Arkansas' finance director, Laura Landreaux, has been named to be the investor-owned electric utility's first female chief executive, effective July 1. 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).
Construction / Energy

Governor Ushers In Stuttgart Solar; PSC Chief Sees Contract as Template

"If you can follow this, you don't have to wonder if your project is going to be approved," Arkansas PSC Chairman Ted Thomas said. "We want developers and utilities to know that if they fit in this box, they're going to be good to go." read more >
Rick Riley
Energy / Government & Politics

Entergy Arkansas Files Plan to Pass Tax Cut Benefits to Customers

Entergy Arkansas Inc. files a plan to pass along to customers $466 million in benefits from the federal tax cut Congress approved last year. read more >
Laura Landreaux and Tom KennedyEntergy Arkansas
Energy / Manufacturing

Entergy Arkansas VPs Take on New Roles

Entergy Arkansas has shifted some roles on its management team, moving Laura Landreaux from vice president of regulatory affairs to finance director, and elevating Tom Kennedy to Landreaux's old post. read more >
Melanie Taylor

Entergy Arkansas Names VP of Customer Service

Entergy Arkansas Inc. on Thursday named Melanie Taylor its new vice president of customer service. She had been serving in that role in an interim capacity since June. read more >
Entergy Arkansas and its partner, NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Florida, officially break ground on Arkansas' largest solar power plant about seven miles southeast of Stuttgart, near Almyra.
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Big and Small Solar Projects in Arkansas Follow the SunLock Icon

These are promising times for solar projects big and small, industry leaders say, even as the new administration in Washington focuses on reviving fossil fuels. read more >
Entergy Arkansas and its partner, NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Florida, officially break ground on Arkansas' largest solar power plant about seven miles southeast of Stuttgart, near Almyra.
Construction / Energy

Construction Begins on State’s Largest Solar Array

To the muted sound of shovels in the Arkansas County soil and then the much louder strains of the Beatles' "Good Day Sunshine" from loudspeakers, the state ushered in a new era of utility-scale solar power. read more >
Michael Skelly, founder and president of Clean Line Energy Partners of Houston
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Renewable Trend in Energy May Be Beyond Trump’s Grasp

Donald J. Trump won the presidency after a campaign largely negative to renewable sources like solar and wind power, but forces in favor of cleaner power could prove even bigger than The Donald. read more >
Arkansas Nuclear One near Russellville is a major power source  for Entergy Arkansas, which derives nearly 70 percent of its generation from nuclear sources. Entergy, like other Arkansas utilities, uses far less coal than it once did, and a Trump administration is not likely to reverse the trend. Coal-fired generation makes up just 4 percent of Entergy’s total. Cheap natural gas provides 24 percent.
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Energy Sector In Arkansas Expects Shift Under Trump, Not Upheaval

An oil- and coal-friendly Trump administration is taking power in Washington, promising a real shake-up. Still, Arkansas energy observers caution against expecting a huge shift. 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 >
Rick Reily
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing

Entergy’s Rick Riley on Keeping Costs Low, Power Lines High

Rick Riley is scheduled to become president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas on the retirement of Hugh McDonald in 2016. read more >
Hugh McDonald

Hugh McDonald to Retire From Entergy in 2016; Rick Riley to Take Over

Entergy Corp. of New Orleans said Monday that Hugh McDonald, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas Inc., will retire in 2016. Rick Riley, vice president of transmission for Entergy Services Inc., will succeed McDonald as CEO. read more >