Electric utility recognized for performance in climate strategy, corporate citizenship, and environmental and social reporting
NEW ORLEANS, November 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Entergy Corporation, a national leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship, has earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America for 20 straight years. The DJSI is one of the most prestigious environmental, social and governance rankings for corporate responsibility and sustainability performance. Entergy has long committed to sustainability performance across ESG performance criteria. Only the most sustainable companies in each industry are considered each year for index membership.
As part of the 10th annual Climate Leadership Conference, Entergy's Chairman and CEO Leo Denault participated in an executive panel discussion with American electric utility leaders on the pivotal role these companies will play in removing carbon emissions from the air by mid-century.
One of the most challenging things about Hurricane season is that it is brings high temperatures and humidity. At Entergy, safety is a core value for our employees and our customers, which is why we have partnered with New Orleans Recreational Development to provide generators to its facilities for residents to cool off, hydrate and charge their phones, while our crews continue to restore power in the greater New Orleans area.
Customer in Robert who rode out storm says she is grateful to have power again
Jetta Myers considers herself fortunate, fortunate to have survived one of the strongest storms to ever hit Louisiana and fortunate to have power again. But it was her experience with an Entergy Louisiana lineman that brought her hope and comfort in what otherwise are difficult times.
Myers and her 11-year-old daughter, Amara, rode out Hurricane Ida at their home in the Tangipahoa Parish community of Robert. When asked about the experience, Myers described it in one word, “Horrible.”
As Power Restoration Continues in Hard-Hit Areas, Chauvin Residents say, ‘This is home’
Lately, Chauvin residents Ted and Lana Leblanc find themselves in awe.
They’re in awe by what Hurricane Ida did to their bayou community. They’re also in awe by the number of lineworkers, bucket trucks and heavy machinery that has descended upon Terrebonne Parish following one of the strongest storms to ever hit Louisiana.
“There are so many (utility) trucks passing by every day. We’re so grateful,” said Lana Leblanc.
Working as designed, NOPS is helping to restore customers in small increments because of its very flexible operating profile. That ability is critical when post storm restoration conditions change by the hour.
Since Hurricane Ida passed through southeast Louisiana, thousands have been on the front lines helping restore power, but they have not experienced this journey alone. Several Entergy employees from across our four-state service territory have traveled to join their coworkers in serving Louisiana customers’ needs, in-person, at Customer Information Centers until power is restored to the area.
In a couple sentences, Jude Orgeron, an Entergy Louisiana operations coordinator, cut to the core of what it’s like for crews working around the clock in swamps and marshes to bring back power to the hardest hit areas of the Bayou State:
“It’s hot. There are Mosquitoes and alligators. It’s a mess of mud, and quite frankly, the environment can be miserable at times.”
The company was honored for its commitment to addressing climate change at the 10th annual Climate Leadership Conference
NEW ORLEANS, October 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions or C2ES and The Climate Registry today awarded Entergy Corporation and its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo Denault with a national 2021 Climate Leadership Award.