As the steamy summer months draw closer, power companies are encouraging customers to conserve energy while avoiding the potential dangers of extreme temperatures.

One of Louisiana's big companies is taking a more hands-on approach to helping its customers.

Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans have kicked off a series of measures to help customers "Beat the Heat" this summer. The program focuses on helping customers and communities stay cool and manage their energy usage to help save money on their utility bills.

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To help customers "Beat the Heat" this summer, Entergy is equipping its residential customers with information and tools to reduce the impact of high summer temperatures and increased energy usage.

Here are some of the things they are doing:

  • Partnering with community organizations and working with Entergy employees in Louisiana to conduct neighborhood sweeps in select areas to weatherize homes.
  • Distributing fans through partner agencies statewide, as well as energy efficiency kits for customers in the New Orleans area (times and locations to be announced soon).
  • Providing emergency bill payment assistance to older adults and customers with disabilities through Entergy's The Power to Care program.
  • Participating in community events over the summer and providing additional support beyond bill relief, such as donating food and school supplies.

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