Entergy New Orleans is shifting ahead on a portfolio of proposals that may add 90 MW of solar to its energy combine.
The firm has narrowed the group down to a few viable initiatives, which had been accepted by the New Orleans City Council final month. These embody a 20 MW solar facility to be constructed by Entergy on roughly 100 acres of flood-protected property at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East; a 50 MW power buy settlement from a solar facility to be constructed on LSU AgCenter land in Washington Parish; and a 20 MW power buy settlement from a solar facility to be constructed on land in St. James Parish.
“We care about our environment and our community,” says David Ellis, president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans. “In this effort, we’ve found the right balance between environmental responsibility and affordability, something that is important in any decision we make as we keep the needs of all our customers in mind.”
Entergy New Orleans, a subsidiary of Entergy Corp., is an electrical and fuel utility that serves Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The firm gives electrical energy to greater than 200,00zero prospects and pure fuel to greater than 106,00zero prospects.