Northark receives more than $135K from Entergy Arkansas

Tue Mar 28, 2017 at 09:56 AM

Energy efficiency incentives from Entergy Arkansas are helping North Arkansas College save money at their campuses in Harrison by reducing the amount of electricity required for operation.

“Something as simple as replacing the lights can make a significant difference in reducing the amount of energy Northark uses,” says Randy Esters, Northark president.  “Improved lighting also enhances both the learning environment and the comfort of campus buildings.  The bottom line is that conservation measures are a great investment that has paid the College back!”

Northark is known for providing a high-quality and affordable education.  Northark was just ranked as the 8th best community college in the state of Arkansas by Best, and the Paramedic program was recently ranked 3rd in the nation.

Participation in Entergy’s CitySmart Program resulted in a $135,847.32 incentive check for installing various types of LED lighting and high efficiency HVAC equipment at Northark’s campuses.

“Taking steps to be more energy efficient helps not only North Arkansas College’s bottom line, but all Entergy Arkansas customers because when we reduce the overall demand for electricity, we defer the need to build expensive new power plants,” said Entergy Arkansas’ Customer Service Manager, Mark Martin. “That’s a win-win for communities, companies and the Natural State.”

Entergy Arkansas has an award-winning portfolio of energy efficiency programs for both residential and business customers. To learn more about these programs, visit

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 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11.5 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

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