Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity.
Entergy is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States.
Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Entergy supplies natural gas to approximately 189,000 customers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Entergy Arkansas, Inc.
Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C.
Entergy Louisiana LLC
Entergy Mississippi, Inc.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc.
Entergy Texas, Inc.
Entergy Solutions LLC
Entergy Solutions District Cooling, LP
Entergy Thermal, LLC
Wedgewire versus Cooling Towers
The EPA has begun consideration of a rule that would require cooling towers to be installed at all power plants, designating this as the best
technology available for cooling water intake structures. As it currently stands, this proposed rule would not take into account either site-specific
factors or cost-benefit analysis. This issue is of particular interest at Entergy’s fossil and nuclear plants, and at the Indian Point Energy
Center, a plant that supplies sizable amounts of low-cost, virtually pollution-free electricity to downstate New York, in particular.
Requiring cooling towers would have numerous affects including:
The construction and integration of cooling towers typically costs hundreds of millions of dollars.
The initial cost to consumers for implementation of cooling towers on U.S. nuclear plants alone is estimated at $37 billion to $122 billion.
Construction of the two cooling towers for the two units at IPEC alone is estimated at $2 billion including lost revenues while shutdown for cooling
Constructing cooling towers at IPEC alone, due to difficult site conditions, would require a 42-week unit outage.
March 14, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Chanel Lagarde
Entergy Statement Regarding Recent Events in Japan