2010 Low Income Initiative Progress Report
Energy Efficiency and Weatherization
Simple Steps Help Low-Income Households Beat the Heat
An afternoon spent caulking around windows,
insulating behind light-switch and electrical-outlet plates, and swapping
out incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)–"curly
bulbs"–as Joyce Armstead called them-can make a tremendous change
in a person's comfort and checkbook.
It's because of customers that Entergy promotes the need for energy efficiency
as well as offers weatherization for qualified customers' homes.
A few of our recent projects include:
- In 2009, more than 5,400 homes were weatherized throughout the communities
- Almost 3,000 elderly and disabled customers received box fans and
air-conditioning units during "Beat the Heat" events.
- 2,000 Mississippi public school students were taught energy efficiency
and provided weatherization kits they could use in their own homes.
- 856 New Orleans families and individuals attended Entergy's "Energy
Wise" workshops designed to assist people awarded new homes through
the redevelopment of New Orleans' Lafitte/Trem'e community.
For More Information.
Want to know more about how you can make your home
more energy efficient? Visit the ENsight
section of Entergy.com for
helpful tips that could save big dollars.