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Proactive Approaches to Adaptation

A large portion of Entergy's customer base and the majority of its utility infrastructure are in the Gulf Coast region. Coastal Louisiana suffers one of the fastest rates of wetland loss in the world, with restoration costs estimated in the tens to hundreds of billions of dollars. Not only is this vulnerability a serious threat to the environment, but it also puts the region's utility resources at risk.

Entergy is taking direct and immediate action by working to improve the resilience of our generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure. We continue to strengthen transmission and distribution lines in coastal areas to withstand more intense winds. In addition, we are elevating substation control equipment in flood-prone areas.

 

Entergy partners with government, business, economic development and scientific research entities to approach environmental adaptation as a community-wide strategy. Through forums and technical conferences, Entergy and environmental advocates are learning practical lessons about improving resilience and becoming more proactive in addressing environmental issues and solutions.



Saving Wetlands: Entergy Helps Restore Chef Menteur Pass

While hurricanes and other factors are wearing away Louisiana's fragile coastal wetlands, Entergy Corporation and Ecosystem Investment Partners are helping build it back.

2013 Highlights

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Entergy Leader with Climate Leadership Award.

"Beyond Unintended Consequences" -- the final report of the America's WETLAND Foundation's Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities: Envisioning the Future of America's Energy Coast Initiative -- was released in 2012 on Capitol Hill. Chuck Barlow, Entergy's vice president of environmental strategy and policy, presented the final Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities report in 2012 in Washington, D.C. Entergy is sharing the 30 recommendations of the report with other stakeholders, helping prepare our communities and preserve local economies.

Entergy was the only utility named to the 2013 CDP S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index and the only U.S. company in the electric utility sector named to the 2013/2014 DJSI World Index.

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