Entergy Texas earns award for protecting the environment through
superior energy efficiency
The Woodlands, Texas – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has
recognized Entergy Texas, Inc. with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year -
Sustained Excellence Award for their continued leadership in protecting our
environment through superior energy efficiency. Entergy Texas’ accomplishments
will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.
Entergy Texas, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2003, will be honored for its
long-term commitment to energy efficiency.
Since the programs were first offered to Southeast Texans in 2002, some
51,000 of Entergy Texas customers have participated. Altogether, $51.5 million
has been spent in program incentives and 97,000 kilowatts of energy usage has
been saved. That’s enough energy to power 21,200 homes for a year. Additionally,
the amount of CO2 removed from the area is equal to taking 32,117 cars off the
“Entergy Texas is honored to receive this award,” said Stuart Barrett,
director of resource planning and market operations for the company. “We are
committed to our partnership with ENERGY STAR, and dedicated to increasing
energy efficiency in our homes, businesses, schools and governmental buildings,
which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.”
Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a
more energy-efficient future through their participation in ENERGY STAR.
Through 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses
have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion
metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
“Entergy Texas has earned EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award – the 2014 Partner
of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award – because of their unwavering
commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient,” said
EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe.
The 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a
variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse
gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. These winners have reduced
greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and
employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize
ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient
products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and
public sectors. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that
participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
About Entergy Texas, Inc.
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 420,000 customers in 27
counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy, is an integrated
energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail
distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with
approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more
than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading
nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility
customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in
1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and
consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the
environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR
partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and
buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit
www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).