Entergy’s new tools and services give
customers more control over summer energy costs
JACKSON, Miss. – As temperatures rise
and electricity use increases, Entergy Mississippi, Inc. reminds customers that
there’s power in numbers when it comes to saving money on summertime energy
Via the continuation of its “You’ve
Got the Power” initiative, which hailed impressive results in its first year
last summer, Entergy is again offering multiple ways to help customers gain more
control over energy use and receive assistance with energy expenses.
“This summer, customers have an
unprecedented number of tools and services at their fingertips to help them
manage energy costs more effectively,” said Gloria Johnson, Entergy Mississippi
customer service director. “Customers have told us that saving money is their
top priority, and there’s no better time than summer to equip customers with
practical, convenient solutions to deal with higher electricity usage that comes
with hot weather.”
In May, Entergy introduced the “Save
Me Money” program to provide customers with more resources and tools to help
lower energy costs. At entergy.com/savemoney, customers will meet Tom, Entergy’s myAdvisor, who takes visitors on a virtual tour of helpful energy-related topics
and provides personalized money-saving tips.
“Tom” is part of Entergy’s new suite
of self-service, easy-to-use tools to help customers understand their bills,
learn about different payment options and discover easy energy- and money-saving
ideas they can implement at home.
Features include step-by-step videos
and printouts on energy-saving home projects, energy-saving calculators, and
energy-efficiency programs that offer incentives to customers who invest in
energy-efficient lighting, appliances and upgrades. Also, account management
options such as Level Billing are available at
help customers manage energy costs more effectively year-round.
In response to the extended summer heat wave of 2011, Entergy pledged $1 million
to The Power to Care grant program and sponsored telethons and other fundraising
activities throughout its four-state service area to provide emergency
bill-payment assistance to seniors and disabled individuals in crisis. Through
partnerships with nonprofit agencies, Entergy will continue to support The Power
to Care program this summer.
In addition, Entergy’s annual “Beat the Heat” program distributes hundreds of
energy-efficient box fans to qualifying customers to provide relief during the
hottest months of the year.
Throughout the summer, Entergy representatives will be busy in communities
making energy-efficiency presentations and conducting workshops designed to help
customers save money.
“This summer, ‘You’ve Got the Power’ reminds customers that they have more
options than ever to save money,” said Johnson. “We encourage customers to take
advantage of energy-saving programs that can lower bills and make homes more
energy efficient for every season.”
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to more than 437,000 customers in
counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy 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 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi