Entergy''s powerful energy-efficiency tools and bill management options put
customers in control of electricity costs this summer and year-round
Baton Rouge, La. – As a massive heat
wave extends across the nation and threatens to continue to push heat index
values into the 100s in much of the South, keeping cool becomes a priority. And
with air conditioners working harder and electricity use increasing, customers
could be faced with higher-than-normal utility bills.
Now more than ever the Entergy''s
Level Billing program, along with energy-efficiency tools and bill management
options offered as part of Entergy''s You''ve Got the Power initiative, can be
customers'' best solution to staying calm, cool, collected and in control of
their electricity costs.
"Making the right energy-efficiency
choices is your best bet for controlling summertime energy costs," said Steven
Scheurich, vice president of customer service and external affairs for Entergy
Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. "But during months of
extreme heat, bills can still fluctuate – and escalate – quite a bit with
electricity usage. That''s when Entergy''s Level Billing program can be one of
your most powerful account management tools, helping to take the surprise out of
monthly electricity costs and putting you in better control of how and when you
pay your bill."
Customers using level billing pay
about the same amount for electricity every month, summer or winter. Bills are
averaged over a 12-month period based on usage. Winter bills may become a little
higher, but the typical high bills of summer are cut to more manageable amounts
during peak energy-use months – as much as 40 percent for some customers.
"Enrolling in level billing is almost
like getting interest-free financing for your electricity costs," said Scheurich.
"You''re still paying for the power you use, but you''re able to do so in regular,
manageable amounts spread out over the year – and with no added interest
charges. You’ll have the comfort of knowing your bill won''t fluctuate wildly
month-to-month or season-to-season, so you''ll be able to better plan and manage
your budget year-round."
For more information on level billing
– including how much their monthly level billing amount would be – or other
account-management programs, customers may call 1-800-ENTERGY (368-3749) or
visit entergy.com or
in/register for My Account Online and click on Billing Options.
"We''re doing everything we can to
keep customers'' electricity bills as low as possible, and we encourage customers
to take advantage of the information, tools and options available – like level
billing – that give them the power to reduce their energy use, better manage
their energy costs and control their bill payments," Scheurich said.
A click on the "Save Money on Your
Bill" icon on the entergy.com and
entergy-louisina.com home pages
takes customers to ENsight, Entergy''s website to help customers save money on
their bills featuring money-saving efficiency tips, tools and solutions at one
powerful online resource.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy
Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. serve more than one million customers in
Louisiana. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the
companies are part of Entergy Corporation’s electric system serving 2.7 million
customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.