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Business at Entergy

At Entergy, we consistently strive to create sustainable value for our owners, customers, employees and communities. That concentrated focus drives the way we think as an organization. It enables us to effectively navigate through numerous transitions, both revolutionary and evolutionary, and still deliver on our commitments to our stakeholders.

Our company is an integrated energy business engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. 

We own and operate power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making Entergy one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators.

We deliver electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and we have annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 14,000 employees.

Our two primary business segments include Utility operations and our Entergy Wholesale Commodities business:

Utility

The purpose of our Utility business is to grow by providing customers with low-emission, reliable energy at reasonable cost; superior service; a strict focus on safety; operational excellence and engaged employees.

  • Entergy's electric utilities generate, transmit, distribute and sell electric power in a four-state service territory that includes portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana, including the city of New Orleans. Entergy also operates natural gas distribution businesses in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
  • Approximately 22,000 MW generating capacity.
  • Approximately 15,400 circuit miles of interconnected high-voltage transmission lines.

Entergy Wholesale Commodities

The purpose of our Entergy Wholesale Commodities business is to focus on best-in-class operational efficiency, safety, security and reliability while continually seeking to optimize our portfolio of assets in an ever-dynamic market.

  • Six nuclear units owned at five sites.
  • Two gas, 1 gas / oil facilities.
  • Two wind facilities.
  • Two coal facilities.
  • One nuclear plant managed.

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More Information about Entergy's Scope of Operations:

Nuclear Operations

Entergy Nuclear's fleet headquarters is located in Jackson, Miss. Through diligent attention to the cornerstones of safety, operations, cost and people, Entergy Nuclear has become one of the nation's leading nuclear generators.

With more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear capacity, Entergy is one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy operates 12 units:

  • Arkansas Nuclear One Units 1 and 2 near Russellville, Ark.
  • Cooper in Brownville, Neb.*
  • James A. FitzPatrick in Oswego County, N.Y
  • Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson, Miss.
  • Indian Point Energy Center Units 2 & 3 in Westchester County, N.Y.
  • Palisades in Covert, Mich.
  • Pilgrim Nuclear Station in Plymouth, Mass.
  • River Bend Station in St. Francisville, La.
  • Vermont Yankee in Vernon, Vt.
  • Waterford 3 in Taft, La.

* Owned by Nebraska Public Power District. Entergy provides management services.

Entergy is the nation's largest provider of license renewal and decommissioning services to the nuclear power industry.

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Fossil Operations

Entergy's regulated fossil fleet includes all plants that are fully or partially owned by Entergy's six utility companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
  • Entergy's regulated fossil fleet includes all plants that are fully or partially owned by Entergy's six utility companies: Entergy Arkansas, Inc. Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C., Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Mississippi, Inc., Entergy New Orleans, Inc., and Entergy Texas, Inc.
  • This includes 32 natural gas, coal, oil and hydroelectric generating facilities spread across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi, with the capacity to generate more than 18,000 megawatts of power. 
  • Entergy also operates and maintains, but does not own, two petroleum coke-fired units at the 200-megawatt Nelson Industrial Steam Company plant, near Lake Charles, La.; Toledo Bend Reservoir in Burkeville, Texas, an 80-megawatt hydroelectric generating facility owned by the Sabine River Authorities of Texas and Louisiana; and La. Station 1 Unit 5a, a cogeneration gas-fired unit that produces 190 megawatts of electricity for a neighboring facility owned by Exxon.
  • Entergy is one of the cleanest electricity generators in the United States because of the variety of fuels that it uses to generate power.

Transmission

Entergy's transmission system delivers approximately 23,000 megawatts of power within a 114,000 square mile area, provides top-quartile cost performance, and is recognized by the marketplace for delivery reliability.

This organization moves power at high voltage from generating plants across a grid of approximately 15,400 miles of interconnected lines and 1,300 substations to distribution points for delivery to the company's 2.8 million customers, as well as providing nondiscriminatory transmission service to wholesale suppliers and customers in the company's service territory.