Our everyday lives rely heavily on electricity, but have you ever wondered where that power comes from? It all starts with the power grid.
As part of our commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and meeting our customer needs, Entergy has been a longtime supporter of Ducks Unlimited, one of the world’s largest wetland and waterfowl conservation organizations.
Today, Entergy Mississippi’s customers and communities continue benefiting from actions taken by the company to forge a new direction into the future.
Businesses are more focused on sustainability today than ever before. That can include everything from recycling to targeting net zero emissions. So, it’s not surprising that Entergy Mississippi customers claimed nearly half of the credits available when we launched our RenewABLE Community Option program on May 16.
Entergy Mississippi’s contributions to achieving Entergy’s overall sustainability goals have been vital. Over the past two decades, Entergy Mississippi has significantly reduced carbon emissions through fleet modernization; and since 1985, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station has added safe, carbon-free energy to the grid while affordably generating around 20% of Mississippi’s electricity.
In more recent years, the company’s investments in modern combined-cycle turbine technology have provided greater flexibility in meeting our customers’ energy needs using the most economical generation sources available.
Crews recently gathered in Jefferson Parish to undergo training and test the installation of concrete and composite utility poles. These materials are alternatives to wood poles that are in high demand across the country as utility companies ramp up grid hardening efforts.
April 22 is Earth Day, a perfect opportunity to evaluate your organization’s environmental impact and look for ways to make your operations greener – and save money.
Fleet electrification can be a frustratingly complex and time-consuming process. What will it cost? What environmental good will it do? Are federal and state grants available to cut the cost? Without an expert’s guidance, answering these questions with confidence can feel overwhelming, if not impossible.