Little Rock, AR - Entergy Arkansas,
Inc. along with the Clinton Foundation and the University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences (UAMS) has launched two new electric car charging stations in
Little Rock. Through Entergy's Environmental Initiatives Fund, the company has
partnered with Coulomb Technologies to fund the cost and installation of 16
electric vehicle charging stations at college campuses in and around Entergy's
service area. The charging stations in Arkansas, located at the Clinton
Presidential Center and UAMS were donated through a $160,000 grant by Entergy's
Environmental Initiatives Fund.
"Electric vehicles are being embraced
as an important technology solution for our nation's energy future," said Jim
Garland, customer service manager for Entergy Arkansas. "This program is part of
our commitment to support technologies that foster environmental sustainability
and provide for clean, efficient, and affordable power for today and for years
The charging stations were
manufactured by Coulomb Technologies and are part of Coulomb's ChargePoint
Network, the largest EV driver network in the world. Free to use, the stations
will also serve as a research project with the primary focus on learning some of
the operating characteristics and uses of electric vehicles. The ChargePoint
Network allows Entergy access to data including usage reports, greenhouse gas
and gasoline savings.
"The Clinton Foundation is honored to
play a role in helping Entergy elevate the importance of sustainable
transportation," said Jordan Johnson, Spokesman for the Clinton Foundation.
The charging station at UAMS, the
state's only academic health sciences center, is at one of its parking decks
where it is available to patients, visitors, employees and the community.
"We were glad to have the opportunity partner with Entergy and Verdek to install
the car charger at UAMS," said Jonathan Flannery, executive director of the UAMS
Engineering and Operations Department. "It builds on a growing campus
sustainability effort that has included installation of energy-saving measures
at our power plant and an expanding campus recycling campaign."
Installation of the charging stations
was completed by Verdek, Coulomb's south central regional distributor. "We are
proud to play a part in expanding the ChargePoint Network into the south central
region," said Guy Mannino, CEO of Verdek. "As more zero-emission vehicles become
available, providing convenient ways to charge is essential for consumer
adoption of this new form of transportation."
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity
to 697,000 customers in 63 counties. 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 $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.