August 07, 2014
For Immediate Release
Amber Ferchaud
(504) 576-4132
You Have the Power: Lower Costs with Entergy's Billing Tools and Payment-Assistance Programs

NEW ORLEANS – Have you taken advantage of every possible saving? Entergy reminds customers that in addition to reducing energy usage through energy-efficiency practices, they can also leverage billing tools and assistance programs to manage energy bills.

“The largest billing savings are found in major home appliances, such as air conditioning and water heaters, which combined, generate nearly 80 percent of customers’ bills,” said Dennis Dawsey, vice president of customer service in Louisiana. “We, however, encourage customers to maximize those savings by using a number of our available website tools and assistance programs during warmer weather conditions.”

Entergy’s energy-saving tools and programs includes:

  • Analyze My Bill:  An interactive tool, which allows customers to learn how much energy they use month to month, and pinpoint where they can save money.  It is available at entergy.com/myaccount.
  • Money-saving calculators:  Customers can access a slew of energy-saving tips and calculators at entergy.com/savemoney to determine the best cost-cutting scenarios to suit their lifestyle, home and billing needs.
  • Customer-Assistance Programs:  Entergy’s customer-assistance programs can provide a helping hand to qualifying customers struggling to keep safe and cool. For contact information of community partners who administer customer-assistance funds, please visit entergy.com/our_community/low_income.aspx.

Entergy's Louisiana utility companies provide electric service to more than one million customers through the operating companies Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. and natural gas service to nearly 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area through Entergy Gulf States Louisiana. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation.

Entergy New Orleans, Inc. is an electric and gas utility that serves Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than 169,000 customers and natural gas to more than 100,000 customers. Entergy New Orleans is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation.

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, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 14,000 employees.

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