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2012-08-28 14:21:05

KILLONA, La., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy officials today made the conservative decision to bring the Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station offline in advance of Hurricane Isaac's landfall. The plant began powering down at roughly 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and is now offline. Both Waterford 3 in Killona, La. and River Bend Station, near St. Francisville, La. have sequestered roughly 100 core employees each, not including security staff. Other employees have been released until after...

2012-07-27 10:20:35

NEW ORLEANS, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) has declared a quarterly dividend of 83 cents per common share. The payment date is Sept. 4, 2012, to stockholders of record on Aug. 9, 2012. Entergy Corporation 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...

2012-03-26 02:21:16

BATON ROUGE, La., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Louisiana, LLC is moving forward with its plans to build a new gas-fired generating unit in Westwego, La. Per recent approval by the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the utility has given Shaw Group Inc. full notice to proceed with construction of Ninemile Unit 6, a state-of-the-art 550-megawatt dual fuel combined cycle gas turbine generating unit at its existing Ninemile Point Station. "At Entergy, our employees work hard every...

2012-01-17 17:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Terry Young has been named vice president of nuclear communications for Entergy Corporation, announced Toni Beck, group vice president of corporate communications for the New Orleans-based integrated energy company. Currently director of generation communications for Arizona Public Service Company, Young, who will report to Beck, will lead the nuclear communications function for the nation's second largest nuclear energy fleet from its nuclear...

2011-12-21 06:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced today its Entergy Wholesale Commodities business segment has completed the previously announced purchase of the Rhode Island State Energy Center (RISEC), an approximately 583-megawatt power plant located in Johnston, R.I., from subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE) for approximately $346 million, subject to customary closing adjustments. The facility is a Siemens natural gas-fired...

2011-10-24 07:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced today that it has reached an agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC to acquire the Rhode Island State Energy Center (RISEC), a 550-megawatt power plant located in Johnston, Rhode Island, for approximately $346 million, subject to closing adjustments. "The acquisition presents an opportunity to create value by acquiring modern, efficient generation at approximately half the new build...

2011-10-05 11:38:00

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) has been named a finalist for six awards in the prestigious annual Platts Global Energy Awards competition, including Power Company of the Year and J. Wayne Leonard as CEO of the Year. Entergy also is a finalist in the Industry Leadership Award category for commissioning and promoting a first-of-its-kind study that spells out how the Gulf Coast could suffer more than $350 billion in direct economic losses over the...

2011-08-26 12:32:00

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Nuclear's Indian Point Energy Center in New York, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vermont are continuing to track Hurricane Irene's path and potential for high winds and rainfall as the storm approaches New York and New England. "Our nuclear plants are designed and built to withstand extreme weather," said John Herron, president and CEO of Entergy Nuclear. "Our team of expert...

2011-08-23 14:59:00

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation issued the following statement after an earthquake was felt Tuesday afternoon across much of the northeastern United States: "All Entergy nuclear plants continue to operate as normal following a 5.9 earthquake originating in Virginia but felt in neighboring states and in Washington D.C. No damage has been reported at any of our sites." Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power...

2011-08-05 15:32:00

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE - FE), has named Rick Fili director of Site Engineering at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio. In this position, he is responsible for providing direction and oversight of the engineering activities and projects performed at the Perry Plant that support safe and reliable operations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110805/CL48256 ) With...