Entergy Donates More than $1.2 Million for Elderly

BEAUMONT, July 9, 2012 – With temperatures spiking in areas throughout Entergy’s service territory, energy usage also is rising as customers try to battle the heat – and the elderly and disabled can be particularly impacted. To help, Entergy shareholders along with employees and customers have donated more than $1.2 million to Entergy’s The Power to Care emergency utility assistance fund.

While the total donation helps customers throughout Entergy’s four-state service territory, more than $212,800 of that contribution is dedicated to helping some of the most vulnerable Entergy customers across Texas handle their utility bills.

“This summer started off with a heat wave that is very challenging for customers, especially the elderly and disabled for whom very high temperatures can be dangerous,” said Sallie Rainer, president and chief executive officer of Entergy Texas, Inc. “Entergy is committed to helping customers in need, and we are proud of our participation with this critical program.”

The Power To Care program is funded through donations from Entergy employees and customers with shareholders matching their donations dollar for dollar up to $500,000 annually. One hundred percent of each contribution goes directly to help customers who need assistance. There are no administrative costs associated with the donations. To contribute to the fund, visit entergytexas.com or simply check the donation box on your monthly bill. To find out if you qualify to receive assistance, first contact Entergy at 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) to determine the nonprofit agency closest to you that administers the program. You would then need to contact that agency.

The Power to Care fund provides emergency utility assistance to qualifying elderly and disabled Entergy customers across Texas through partnerships with locally-based nonprofit agencies.

In addition to The Power to Care funding, Entergy Texas is reaching out to local charitable organizations to help supply cooling centers in its service territory. The company has also begun its annual “Beat the Heat” program and is delivering fans to nonprofit agencies for distribution to customers in need.

Entergy Texas provides electricity to more than 400,000 customers in 27 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy 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 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy serves 2.8 million customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.

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