Powering Life Sustainably.
Leading the Way.
Louisiana benefited from the lowest residential electricity rates in the nation
Entergy strives to be a leading corporate citizen. Its sustainability efforts were recognized in 2019 by being named once again to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. Entergy was one of only four U.S. electric utilities named to the index, which measures performance in economic, environmental and social dimensions against industry peers from around the world. It is the 18th consecutive year Entergy has been included on either the world or North America index.
Entergy continues to be recognized as a trailblazer in environmental stewardship. Entergy was the first U.S. utility to voluntarily commit to stabilizing CO2 emissions, and has committed to achieving a 50 percent reduction in emission rate from our 2000 level by 2030, even while demand for electricity in our service territory is expected to increase.
In 2019, Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, named Entergy Corporation a recipient of the Civic 50 award for a fourth consecutive year. Entergy is one of only two utilities recognized by the Civic 50 as one of the top 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. The award serves as the national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how effectively the company uses its time, skills and resources to impact its communities.
Entergy also works to do business with suppliers that operate in socially and environmentally responsible ways. The company manages its supply chain using a defined supplier code of conduct, incentives to build a more sustainable supply chain and a program that encourages and facilitates greater supplier diversity. In fact, for the fourth consecutive year the Women's Business Enterprise National Council presented Entergy with the America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises award.
Energy diversity means sustainability and affordability.
It is critically important that we maintain a diverse energy portfolio for our customers. Entergy Louisiana primarily uses natural gas and nuclear power generation in addition to purchased power to meet customers' needs. This level of diversity not only keeps prices as low as possible, but it helps to control emission output.
- Natural Gas — 51%
- Coal — 2%
- Nuclear — 22%
- Purchases — 22%
- Renewables — 3%
We're also looking to the future by pursuing new sources of emission-free energy for our customers. We have issued a request for proposals to add up to 300 MW of new-build solar resources in Louisiana by the end of 2023.
This summer, we will begin purchasing power from Capital Region Solar, a 50-megawatt solar plant currently under construction near Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish.
These new sources will add to the approximately 190 megawatts of renewables – including hydro, waste heat recovery and biomass – currently in our generation portfolio.
We are increasing our environmental efficiency with each new project. Entergy has one of the cleanest fleets in the nation, and we have committed to reducing our carbon emission rate 50 percent below year 2000 levels by 2030.