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Entergy New Orleans Earns 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award
Entergy New Orleans’ Energy Smart program has been awarded the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its exemplary commitment and dedication to energy efficiency.
The Energy Smart program was recognized for its efforts to advance innovations in residential energy efficiency programs and technologies to improve the affordability of home energy upgrades for diverse households through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR. This marks the fourth time Entergy New Orleans has been recognized by the Department of Energy for its efforts with Energy Smart, following awards in 2014, 2016 and 2020.
“We’ve seen the needs and expectations of our customers change over time, and that is why we continue to provide innovative technologies to ensure they are efficiently managing their energy usage and saving money on their bills,” said David Ellis, Entergy New Orleans president and CEO. “We are committed to offering our customers safe, reliable and affordable energy and Energy Smart helps us do that.”
Recognizing the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on customers, in 2020 Energy Smart launched three virtual energy efficiency initiatives to help customers manage home and business energy usage. These included the Energy Smart virtual Home Energy Assessment that provides expert-led energy efficiency assessments by video, and the Energy Smart Online Marketplace and Small Business Online Store for customers to purchase energy efficiency products.
Additionally, during 2020, Energy Smart completed 366 residential home assessments, provided more than 4,700 free energy efficiency kits to customers and distributed 360 free small business kits packed with energy-saving measures such as LED light bulbs, faucet aerators and LED exit signs.
Energy Smart is an energy efficiency program administered by Entergy New Orleans on behalf of the New Orleans City Council. Energy Smart offers comprehensive and innovative energy efficiency solutions to help Entergy New Orleans residential and business customers save energy and money by reducing the up-front cost of a variety of energy efficiency upgrades. The program works with participating partners, local trade allies and retailers to help customers find new ways to save energy through installation or implementation of energy efficiency measures. Programs for residential customers include comprehensive home assessments, A/C solutions and retail lighting and appliance discount opportunities. Deeper energy efficiency measures like insulation, air sealing and duct sealing are also available through Energy Smart. For businesses, the Energy Smart Program provides cash incentives for completing energy efficiency improvements to existing and new buildings.
“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said Michael S. Regan EPA administrator. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”
Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR Award Winners lead their industries in the production, sale and adoption of energy-efficient products, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About Entergy New Orleans
Entergy New Orleans, LLC is an electric and gas utility that serves Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than 200,000 customers and natural gas to more than 108,000 customers. Entergy New Orleans, LLC is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation.
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 $450 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.