August 04, 2011
For Immediate Release
Julie Munsell
Entergy Arkansas, Inc.
Entergy Helps Grow Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure with Grant

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 to come."

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.

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