Entergy New Orleans is moving forward on a portfolio of proposals that will add 90 MW of solar to its energy mix.
The company has narrowed the group down to three viable projects, which were approved by the New Orleans City Council last month. These include a 20 MW solar facility to be constructed by Entergy on approximately 100 acres of flood-protected property at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East; a 50 MW power purchase agreement from a solar facility to be constructed on LSU AgCenter land in Washington Parish; and a 20 MW power purchase agreement 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 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.