Submitted by Entergy Corporation
It’s more important now than ever to strengthen and modernize the U.S. power grid as severe weather events become more frequent and intense.
This is especially needed along the Gulf Coast region, a major energy hub and home to some of the nation’s most critical, integrated energy infrastructure and most substantial energy resources.
Entergy Chairman and CEO Drew Marsh recently sat down with Axios to explain why — and how — we’re strengthening and modernizing the power grid along the Gulf Coast region, while balancing reliability, affordability and sustainability for 3 million customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
In particular, Marsh discusses customer affordability as a priority for Entergy and shares some of the ways we’re working to manage costs — such as fighting for every available dollar of federal and state funding and making meaningful investments in the power grid to remain one of the most affordable utilities in the country.
This story continues the conversation from Entergy’s discussion with Axios during its September launch event, "Enhancing the U.S. Power Grid," which focused on strategies for modernizing the power grid, accelerating the clean energy transition and improving energy reliability and resilience.
Learn more about our Entergy Future Ready plan here.
Entergy is a Fortune 500 company that powers life for 3 million customers through our operating companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. We’re investing in the reliability and resilience of the energy system while helping our region transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. With roots in our communities for more than 100 years, Entergy is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and corporate citizenship. Since 2018, we have delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has approximately 12,000 employees. Learn more at entergy.com and follow @Entergy on social media. #WePowerLife
Corporate Social Responsibility at Entergy
For more than 100 years, Entergy has powered life in our communities through strategic philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy’s corporate social responsibility initiatives help create and sustain thriving communities, position the company for sustainable growth and are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our top CSR priorities are education/workforce development, poverty solutions/social services and environmental programs. Entergy annually contributes $16-$18 million in shareholder-funded grants to approximately 2,000 nonprofit organizations in the communities where we operate. In addition, our employees volunteer more than 100,000 hours in those communities' values at more than $3 million.
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