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Business Owners Can Play it Energy Smart


New Orleans’ businesses play a significant role in our everyday lives, and Entergy New Orleans is committed to powering life every time a “we’re open” sign comes on.

Owning or running a business can be costly and that’s why Entergy New Orleans offers several solutions to help manage a company’s energy usage and cost through the Energy Smart energy efficiency program. Did you know that energy use can represent one-third of a commercial building’s operating costs? Energy Smart provides cash incentives for large and small business customers to implement upgrades to equipment such as lighting, chillers, HVAC, motors and retro-commissioning in their facilities.

For a limited time, we’re offering a 25% incentive bonus to business customers on new energy efficiency projects that complete this year. The incentive is available on a first-come, first-served basis until Dec. 31 or funds are exhausted.

Energy Smart also provides exclusive offers specifically for small business customers such as higher incentives for lighting upgrades. Small businesses can get rebates for installing new smart thermostats and additional incentives for enrolling them in the EasyCool demand response offering. Customers also can sign up to receive a free Small Business Energy Efficiency Kit filled with easy to install products like LED light bulbs, faucet aerators and LED exit sign bulbs.

Along with providing ways to save, Entergy New Orleans is committed to maintaining and improving overall grid stability. Business customers can participate in demand response to shift energy usage and support the reliable operation of the electric grid. This offering allows customers to earn incentives by temporarily reducing electricity when demand on the system is highest.

As we guide New Orleans toward a clean energy future, it’s important that we partner with our business customers to not only help save on energy costs, but to help businesses run in an environmentally-friendly way. Our Benchmarking Energy Advisor will help you benchmark your building, analyze your building’s performance and recommend energy-saving improvements. You can also ensure your building and equipment are in peak operating condition through our retro-commissioning offering, where low or no-cost adjustments can bring significant energy and cost-savings.

Business customers who are constructing a new facility or gutting an existing one can take advantage of Energy Smart’s New Construction offering to design and build an energy-efficient building before opening for business.

Like most local businesses, we know that we can only be as successful as the communities where we live, work and serve. We care about New Orleans because it is our home, too.

Energy Smart is available to all Entergy New Orleans customers including small businesses, nonprofit organizations, large commercial, industrial and warehouse facilities, parking lots and garages, offices, commercial retail and school buildings. As part of our commitment to safety, Energy Smart is following all COVID-19 precaution guidelines to protect the health of our customers, trade allies and employees. For more information about our business offerings and solutions, please visit or call 504-229-6868.

New Orleans Editorial Team