Entergy New Orleans is piloting a new program that puts solar panels on the rooftops of low-income customers’ homes and gives them a $30 credit on their energy bills every month, rain or shine.
Entergy says the Residential Rooftop Solar Program is a way for New Orleans customers in need to participate in the benefits of distributed renewable energy by allowing the company to install utility owned and operated panels on their homes with no complicated leases or upfront cash.
“This program is as important as it is innovative for a sustainable energy future for New Orleans,” said David Ellis, president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans. “We want to thank our customers for coming along on this journey with us as we continue to build the utility of the future.”
Through partnership with local vendors, Entergy New Orleans will:
• install the rooftop solar system at no cost to customers.
• stand behind the installation quality and provide all system maintenance.
• educate customers on the benefits of the program and how the system operates.
• remove the system with a 90-day notice at any point.
Entergy New Orleans, LLC is an electric and gas utility that serves Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than 200,000 customers and natural gas to more than 106,000 customers. The company is a subsidiary of Entergy Corp.
Entergy Corp. is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with about 30,000 MW of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 MW of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.
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