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January 17, 2018

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Entergy Arkansas Invests More Than $70-Thousand In Reliability Projects

Entergy Arkansas completed three projects in Sharp County this week to improve reliability of service to the area. The projects fulfill commitments made to the area after severe storms caused outages in the early morning hours at the start of the Memorial Day Weekend.

Crews changed out a pole on Highway 62 in Cherokee Village, installed three poles and three regulators at a second location on Highway 62 in Cherokee Village, and installed a pole and air-break switch on Highway 63B and Springwood Lane in Hardy.

“We met with city, state and county government officials and representatives of the business community in June in Hardy,” said David Burnette, Entergy Arkansas’ customer service manager. “At that time, we told them that we had worked out a plan to make some changes to our feeder lines and add equipment. This work will result in alternative electric feeds to help reduce the number of future outages in the area. While no one can control the weather, we do our best to create a safe, reliable system for our customers at an affordable cost. We want the residents of this area to know that we kept our word and completed the projects we promised quickly.”

These reliability investments totaled approximately $72,000 and were completed with no safety incidents.

Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. 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 nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

Reprinted with permission from AREAWIDENEWS http://www.areawidenews.com

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