Entergy Arkansas crews and contractors numbering some 1,600 were working to restore power to more than 27,000 customers across the state Thursday morning, due to outages caused by freezing rain and winds. The number of outages will fluctuate and likely increase as the storm continues to bring additional precipitation.
In a matter of days, Arkansas will see temperatures ranging from the upper 60s to the teens, which of course means severe weather will be in the mix. That usually means thunderstorms, floods and tornadoes this time of year, but it could also mean freezing rain.
Providing electricity to customers is the No. 1 job at Entergy Arkansas, but the company’s core values come down to one thing – safety.
Entergy today revealed its new corporate brand and a refreshed logo. The introduction of the new brand reflects our aspiration to become the premier electric utility and deliver a cleaner, brighter and more sustainable future for everyone.
As Winter Storm Landon rapidly closes in on the state, Entergy Arkansas encourages customers to prepare for outages due to freezing rain and ice accumulation likely to affect the service area.
From supporting the environment, education and low-income areas to teaching students about nuclear energy, grants were provided in communities where Entergy’s nuclear plants operate. This includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Michigan.
Customers should prepare by winterizing, preparing emergency kits, charging phones
Entergy Arkansas is staging crews, equipment and supplies in areas of the state likely to be the hardest hit later this week based on a forecast for bitter cold, sustained winds, sleet, freezing rain, snow and ice accumulations.
Entergy Arkansas is continuing its partnership with community advocates to support free IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax preparation services for customers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
The newest solar generation source in the Entergy Arkansas portfolio of renewable resources is online and pumping power onto the electric grid, officials recently announced.