Entergy Louisiana's Historic Expansion of Solar Power Approved

Entergy Louisiana's proposal to add up to 3 GW of solar power to its generation portfolio has been approved by the Louisiana Public Service Commission, marking the largest renewable power expansion in state history.
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"This approval underscores our commitment to meeting operational and sustainability needs, driving economic development, and protecting the environment," said Phillip May, Entergy Louisiana President and CEO. 

The approval authorizes a streamlined procurement and approval process that will enable the construction of several solar resources within Louisiana, benefiting local communities through job creation and additional tax revenues. Importantly, the addition of clean energy allows the state to attract new industries and jobs that seek clean energy as part of their expansion plans. 

This approval means Entergy Louisiana's continuing effort to modernize its power generation portfolio, providing cleaner, more efficient, and diverse energy solutions to meet the needs of its customers.

Today, nearly 25% of the Entergy Louisiana's generation portfolio comes from carbon-free resources, including nuclear and renewable technologies. Entergy Louisiana's long-term vision includes further investments in clean energy infrastructure, especially utility-scale solar because it is becoming more economical.

Currently, Entergy Louisiana has approximately 230 MW of renewable resources, including the Capital Region Solar facility, which was the first utility-scale solar project approved by the Louisiana Public Service Commission and began delivering power to the grid in October 2020. In January of this year, the Louisiana Public Service Commission approved a solar filing consisting of approximately 225 MW of renewable projects, bringing the operating company's total solar portfolio to over 3,800 MW in various stages of development and approval.

In addition, the projects will enhance the state's energy infrastructure, ensuring a reliable power supply to support the burgeoning needs of industry and businesses who do or will call Louisiana home.

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