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Entergy, J. Wayne Leonard Named Finalists for Multiple Global Energy Awards


Total of Six Entries Make Finals of Energy Industry's Annual Contest

NEW ORLEANS – Six entries by Entergy Corporation are included among the finalists in the prestigious annual Platts Global Energy Awards, including Power Company of the Year and CEO of the Year.

The six finalists bring to 53 the total Entergy submissions to earn that honor during the past 12 years of the competition, significantly more than any other energy corporation worldwide.

Entergy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J. Wayne Leonard was named a finalist for CEO of the Year for a record 10th consecutive year on the strength of his leadership, his commitment to the principles of sustainable growth despite economic turmoil and his advocacy of a robust federal policy to combat climate change. He won the award in 2003.

In addition, Entergy was included among the Power Company of the Year finalists for the ninth time for its financial, environmental and safety performance. Entergy won this category in 2002 and 2003.

Other Entergy entries included among the finalists were:

  • Commercial Technology Project of the Year – Pioneering use of 3-dimensional visualization technology for engineering, work planning and training at Waterford 3 nuclear plant in Killona, La.
  • Engineering Project of the Year – Development of a reactor head vessel degradation inspection device at Entergy's Palisades nuclear plant in Covert, Mich.
  • Engineering Project of the Year – Introduction of an innovative, new generation of tungsten radiation shielding at the company's Arkansas Nuclear One nuclear plant in Russellville, Ark.
  • Community Development Program of the Year – Destination Education, a pilot program run by Entergy Mississippi, Inc. to help improve the public education system. As part of the program, Mississippi became the first state in the country to adopt the "Power Path to Nuclear Energy" curriculum that instructs students in nuclear energy and related job opportunities.

The winners will be announced Dec. 2 in New York City.

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and more than 15,000 employees.


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