Energy efficiency incentives from Entergy Arkansas is helping Arkansas State University-Beebe save money by reducing the amount of electricity required for operation at both its Beebe and Searcy campuses.
“Entergy Arkansas worked with ASU-Beebe to create impressive energy efficiencies at our Beebe and Searcy campuses. Our energy savings have generated real funds we can now re-invest in the University,” said Chancellor Dr. Karla Fisher. “In addition, these changes are good for the environment, an important outcome not only to our institution, but to the communities we serve. We are grateful to Entergy Arkansas for this important partnership.”
ASU-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With four campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy and the Little Rock Air Base, the university provides higher education opportunities to 5,870 students, and employment for 411 people across the state of Arkansas.
Participation in Entergy’s CitySmart Program resulted in a $26,698.77 incentive check that helped the school purchase and install energy efficient LED lights throughout the Beebe and Searcy campuses. John Hall, Master Electrician at ASU-Beebe headed up the project and insured the project was completed on time.
Entergy Arkansas appreciates the opportunity to help ASU-Beebe reduce its electricity usage. By replacing inefficient lighting and equipment at the Searcy and Beebe campuses, the college should realize lower electric bills as well as a reduction in maintenance costs. EAI provided financial incentives through the CitySmart program to help overcome the initial cost of replacement. The CitySmart program serves schools, cities, counties, and other public entities and is just one of many programs offered by EAI for business and residential customers. For more information about how EAI can help save money on electric bills, see the website at .
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, 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 nearly 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. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.