In 2005, Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the city’s urban canopy, making New Orleans one of the most deforested cities in America. As part of Entergy’s commitment to grow strong, healthy and vibrant communities through service and environmental stewardship, Entergy began partnering with NOLA Tree Project in 2015 to help restore the estimated 100,000 lost trees.
While facing COVID-19-related restrictions, remote working and responding to five named storms, employees and retirees logged more than 95,000 hours of volunteer service during 2020. This service resulted in a $3.4 million impact to local economies.
Entergy was proud to once again sponsor one of New Orleans’ signature fundraising events, the UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball, held virtually March 20. Sandra Miller, vice president of customer service for Entergy New Orleans, discussed Entergy's partnership with UNCF for a segment highlighted at the ball.
One thousand Entergy customers across the company’s service territory in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas took the opportunity during fall 2020 to help improve and protect the environment with a free tree from Entergy to plant at home.
In its spirit of innovation, Entergy builds infrastructure for port-side maritime electrification to reduce both emissions and maintenance costs.
Entergy Chairman and CEO Leo Denault is fond of saying, “Entergy was focused on ESG before ESG was cool.” He has good reason—the energy company has been a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship for two decades.
Transmission plays a vital role in contributing to Entergy’s environmental and sustainability strategy. MISO’s DPP is an avenue for Entergy to support the development of renewable energy across our service territory and for prospective Interconnection Customers to interconnect new generation facilities to our transmission system.
For many customers spending more time at home during the quarantine, Entergy’s spring tree giveaway produced a harvest of fun outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Entergy's Executive Vice President and General Counsel was recognized as one of the 27 top in-house lawyers globally by the Financial Times newspaper.