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EPA Honors Entergy Mississippi, Inc. as 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year
ATLANTA- (April 2, 2018) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring Entergy Mississippi, Inc. as a 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for demonstrating national leadership in cost-saving energy efficient solutions. The Jackson, Mississippi-based company is one of 163 ENERGY STAR partners—that includes Fortune 500 companies, schools, hospitals, retailers, manufacturers, home builders, and commercial building owners and operators – for their outstanding contributions to public health and the environment.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc., an electric utility serving approximately 447,000 customers, Entergy Mississippi distributed more than 75,000 ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs to limited income residents, an increase of 72 percent from 2016. The company also conducted nearly 5,000 visual home energy audits, resulting in nearly 50,000 installed ENERGY STAR certified bulbs.
The awards will be presented in Washington, DC, at the Washington Hilton Hotel on April 20, 2018. EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, Bill Wehrum, together with Patti Poppe, CEO of CMS Energy, will deliver keynote presentations.
“The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum.
“I congratulate Energy Star Partner of the Year, Entergy Mississippi Inc., for their leadership and demonstrated commitment to developing energy-efficient solutions,” said EPA Regional Administrator Trey Glenn. “Their efforts play an important role in protecting the environment by reducing emissions in their communities.”
Other enterprises that will be named ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year Recipients of the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award come from 35 states and include: Best Buy, Energy Inspectors, Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, Food Lion, and GE Lighting.
ENERGY STAR is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For over 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs and approximately 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity while achieving broad emissions reductions.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well informed decisions.
Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Together, since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses over $450 billion and over 3.5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity while also achieving broad emissions reductions—all through voluntary action.