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Entergy New Orleans Announces Clean Energy Partnership With Feed the Second Line To Empower New Orleans

Entergy New Orleans Announces Clean Energy Partnership With Feed the Second Line To Empower New Orleans

Published 03-08-24

Submitted by Entergy Corporation

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Entergy New Orleans is proud to announce its partnership with Feed the Second Line’s Get Lit, Stay Lit clean energy initiative. Entergy New Orleans’ contribution of $250,000 will fuel the organization’s mission of creating a robust safety net for local artists that prioritizes environmental resilience, renewable energy, and community empowerment.

“We are thrilled to announce Entergy New Orleans’ partnership with Feed the Second Line on its groundbreaking clean energy initiative, Get Lit, Stay Lit,” stated Deanna Rodriguez, president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans. “This partnership underscores our commitment to resiliency, renewable energy, and to what makes our city so special – the people.”

Founded in 2021, FTSL, is a New Orleans-based nonprofit organization dedicated to uplifting and supporting the city’s vibrant culturebearers, including Black Masking Indians, musicians, baby dolls and visual artists. Under the visionary leadership of Executive Director Tinice Williams, FTSL is pleased to acknowledge its partnership with Entergy New Orleans. The groundbreaking project, Get Lit, Stay Lit, is an initiative that promotes clean, renewable energy by transforming local restaurants into community hubs during crises such as hurricanes, flooding, and heatwaves.

The Get Lit, Stay Lit project empowers local restaurants to adopt sustainable energy practices by installing microgrids. Most importantly, the project creates economic and job training opportunities in the solar industry for culture-bearers, contributing to the cultural and economic resilience of the community. Central to this initiative is Beanlandia, a community hub located in the Bywater area. Developed in collaboration with the Krewe of Red Beans, Beanlandia is set to be solar-powered micro-hub that will strengthen community resilience during hurricanes and heatwaves.

"Entergy New Orleans plays a critical role in making our communities more resilient to the effects of climate change,” stated Executive Director Tinice Williams. “Entergy New Orleans is an important leader that can make our communities safer, more equitable, and more resilient.”

Feed The Second Line continues to champion environmental stewardship and community support through initiatives like Get Lit, Stay Lit, and looks forward to a brighter, more sustainable future for New Orleans.

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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 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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