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Entergy Arkansas POPS Program Earns ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award
Fourth consecutive year for the program to be honored by EPA
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Entergy Arkansas Entergy Solutions Point of Purchase Solutions (POPS) Program recently received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This is the fourth year in a row that the program has been awarded for its exemplary work and ongoing commitment to energy efficiency in Arkansas.
The Entergy Solutions portfolio of programs are energy-efficiency programs administered by Entergy Arkansas that help both residential and business customers save energy and money by reducing the upfront cost of a variety of power-saving upgrades. The programs work with participating partners, local trade allies and retailers to help customers find ways to save energy through the implementation of energy efficiency measures.
Cumulatively, the Entergy Solutions residential and commercial programs have achieved evaluated energy savings of 2,532,965,591 kilowatt hours through 2021. This is the equivalent of saving the carbon dioxide emissions from 349,275 homes’ electricity use for one year, or saving the greenhouse gas emissions of 386,782 gasoline-powered vehicles driven for one year.
Entergy Arkansas is always working towards our commitment to offer our customers affordable, safe and reliable energy,” said President and CEO Laura Landreaux, “and Entergy Solutions is an integral part in helping us do that. These programs help us provide leading technologies to help customers manage their energy usage efficiently and save money on their bills, and we are pleased to be recognized by the EPA for that work.”
The Entergy Solutions Programs for residential customers include comprehensive home assessments, air conditioner tune-ups, smart thermostats, and discounts on lighting and appliances. Deeper energy efficiency measures, like insulation, air sealing and duct sealing, are also available through Entergy Solutions. For businesses, Entergy Solutions provides solutions for businesses of all sizes to increase their efficiency. From customized programs that set a schedule for energy used to incentives for improving the facility’s energy efficiency, the Entergy Solutions Programs identify ways to save energy and increase the bottom line for small and large businesses, agricultural businesses, and public institutions.
The Point of Purchase Solutions Program provides ways for Entergy Arkansas customers to save money on energy-efficient products for their homes. Whether customers buy a product that is eligible for a rebate or purchase directly from the Entergy Arkansas Marketplace, they can save on products that use less energy and save money. From smart thermostats to dehumidifiers and pool pumps, there are discounts and rebates that allow Entergy customers to make their homes brighter and more comfortable, for less.
Cumulatively, the Entergy Solutions POPS Program has achieved evaluated energy savings of 400,802,217 kilowatt hours through 2021. These hours equate to saving the carbon dioxide emissions from 55,267 homes’ electricity use for one year, or from 31,961,461 gallons of gasoline used.
In 2021, the Entergy Solutions Point of Purchase Solutions program helped increase the sale of ENERGY STAR certified LED lighting at participating retailers, discounting 16% more LED lightbulbs than in the previous year. Entergy Arkansas launched their online marketplace in 2020 - https://entergysolutionsar-marketplace.com/entergyarkansas/ - which sells discounted products such as LED bulbs, smart thermostats, advanced power strips, dehumidifiers and air purifiers. 1,160 customers made a purchase on the marketplace in 2021.
In total, over 92,000 Arkansans were served by the Point of Purchase Solutions program and offerings in 2021.The program also provided 13,697 free energy efficiency kits to customers through partnerships with schools, food banks and other nonprofits.
“ENERGY STAR provides valuable tools and resources that the Point of Purchase Solutions program needs to support customers and projects throughout our market,” said Denice Jeter, Energy Efficiency manager for Entergy Arkansas. “ENERGY STAR’s testing processes and warranties also give us the complete confidence that all of the products we support with incentives will serve our customers well.”
Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy achievements. Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2022 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners. For more information about Energy Star products and programs, visit https://www.energystar.gov/about. For more information about residential and customer Entergy Solutions programs, visit https://www.entergy-arkansas.com/energy_efficiency/main/.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at www.energystar.gov/impacts and state-level information can be found at www.energystar.gov/statefacts.
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 722,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR), an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees.