A large portion of Entergy's customer base and the majority of its
utility infrastructure are in the Gulf Coast region, which is experiencing
one of the fastest rates of wetland loss in the world, especially along
Coastal Louisiana. The first line of defense to prevent further loss
involves working with our communities to restore and maintain barrier
islands and coastal wetlands that serve as natural protection in severe
In 2014, Entergy awarded a $500,000 grant to
The Nature Conservancy to support wetland restoration efforts, which can
help minimize physical impacts and economic disruption caused by extreme
Gulf Coast Adaptation Study we sponsored with
America's WETLAND Foundation
identified $50 billion in investments over the next 20 years that will
cost-effectively avert $135 billion in losses.
Entergy also is
entrepreneurs with opportunities to restore Louisiana's coast. Building
a supply chain for coastal restoration can help increase community
resilience in the face of future extreme weather events.
ongoing basis, we're working to reduce the impact of extreme weather events
through robust emergency response drills, business continuity planning, and
focused investments to harden generation, transmission, and distribution
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.