Entergy Texas earns
award for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency
Beaumont, Texas – More
than 50,000 Southeast Texans have taken part in Entergy Texas, Inc.’s energy
efficiency programs over the last 11 years. And now, for the second year in a
row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the company with a
2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contributions to
reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering energy efficiency information
and services to its customers.
accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on
March 26, 2013.
Entergy Texas, an ENERGY
STAR partner since 2002, is being honored for its work to increase market share
of energy-efficient ENERGY STAR qualified products and services through
comprehensive outreach, education, and marketing programs.
Over the last 20 years,
with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved more
than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric
tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
“We are committed to
working in partnership with ENERGY STAR to help our customers learn more about
energy efficiency,” said Kelley Carson, program manager for Entergy Solutions,
the name the company’s programs operate under. “By using energy-efficient ENERGY
STAR products, our customers can save energy and money while addressing climate
“Entergy Texas sets the
bar for promoting energy-efficient products and services that help Americans
learn how to save money and energy while protecting the environment,” said Bob
Perciasepe, acting administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Entergy
Solutions’ program delivery methods demonstrate how communities across the
nation can protect the climate through greater energy efficiency and provide a
road map for future program implementers.”
The ENERGY STAR Partner
of the Year Awards for Energy Efficiency Program Delivery are given to a variety
of organizations in recognition of their efforts to improve energy efficiency
and reduce pollution. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000
organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
About Entergy Texas,
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 420,000 customers in
27 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy, which
celebrates its 100th birthday this year, 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 10,0000 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. Nearly 20,000 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