Myron L Meters Thanks Entergy!

Posted by 15 Aug, 2012

If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it.

End of story. Nothing is more important to Entergy than the safety of its customers and employees.

As of 2011, 70 Entergy work sites had earned Star status under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (OSHA VPP), the highest possible safety rating for an industrial work site.

In 2011, Entergy employees had the lowest total number of recordable safety incidents in company history.

In 2011, Entergy achieved the lowest Recordable Accident Index (a standardized OSHA index for comparing accident rates) in company history.

We lead the industry with integrity.

We don’t do the right thing to stay out of trouble or get ahead. We do the right thing because it’s the right thing. Our culture demands the highest ethical standards.

Entergy’s sound ethical principles, along with its innovative initiatives in the community, have propelled the company to the forefront of the industry.

Our adherence to our values has earned us respect and a reputation as a company that improves its community.

In 2011, Corporate Responsibility magazine named Entergy one of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” in the nation. It was the fourth time in five years that Entergy earned the distinction. The magazine’s annual ranking is based on an analysis of publicly available information used to rank performance of the 1,000 largest companies in seven areas: climate change, environment, philanthropy, employee relations, financial, governance and human rights.

In 2008, for the second year in a row, Entergy was named to the Forbes list of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies for its corporate governance practices and accounting transparency.

More awards and recognition.

We never, ever coast.

Entergy is good, very good at keeping the lights on and getting them back on after storms.

Improvements to Entergy’s distribution and transmission infrastructure since 1998 have resulted in a 51 percent reduction in frequency of outages and a 24 percent decrease in the length of outages.

Entergy’s employees and contractors executed the safest and fastest storm restoration effort in the company’s history following two back-to-back hurricanes that struck within a two-week period in 2008.

Entergy is recognized as a leader in safe, effective storm restoration. In 2011 the Edison Electric Institute honored Entergy with the association’s “Emergency Recovery Award” and “Emergency Assistance Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts to its own customers throughout 2011 and to other utility company customers following Hurricane Irene. Entergy has received an Edison Electric Institute storm response award for 14 consecutive years.

We improve the quality of life in our communities.

Entergy is committed to participating in the development and improvement of the communities in which we live.

 Entergy and the Entergy Charitable Foundation gave more than $16.5 million in grants in 2011 to improve the quality of life in the communities in which we operate.

Entergy along with its employees, customers and shareholders raised more than $2.9 million in local bill payment assistance funds in 2011.

In 2011, for the 10th straight year, Entergy was recognized as a leader in sustainability, ranking among the best in climate strategy, corporate governance, occupational health and safety, price and risk management, and scorecard measurements. Entergy was named to the 2011-12 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, one of only 13 U.S. utilities included on that list. DJSI North America evaluates the largest North American companies based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. Entergy has been included on either the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index or DJSI North America every year since 2002.

Entergy was the first U.S. utility to voluntarily commit to stabilize its greenhouse gas emissions.

 We empower with trust and respect.

What’s at the heart of a great place to work? At Entergy, we believe it is the trust and respect that we place in our employees. The company values and respects its employees and works hard to make sure they know it.

 Entergy offers a competitive total rewards package of compensation and benefits, and pays for performance through incentive plans and merit pay increases.

Entergy helps employees prepare for the future through retirement and savings plans and student scholarships.

Entergy invests in an employee development program that encourages employees to create career plans for accomplishing their goals through continuing education, specialized training, cross-training opportunities and special team projects.

Entergy promotes an inclusive work environment through more than 20 diversity and inclusion councils and employee-initiated employee resource groups.

We’re leading the way with nuclear clean air energy.

Entergy began pursuing a national nuclear growth strategy in 1998 by buying nuclear energy plants. Today, Entergy is one of the largest nuclear fleets in North America, operating or providing management services to 12 reactors in eight states.

In 2003 Entergy won the highest award given to a utility company, the Global Power Company of the Year award. BusinessWeek said Entergy has created “one of the nation’s most efficient and safest fleets of nuclear energy plants.”

With Katrina bearing down in August of 2005, Entergy shut down its Waterford 3 nuclear plant 25 miles west of New Orleans and Waterford 3 was safely powered up after being on generator power for five days following Katrina. It is a hurricane-hardened facility that provides 1,176 megawatts of power in the state of Louisiana.

Entergy Nuclear lives up to its commitment to diversity in the workforce. Donna Jacobs, Senior Vice President is one example. She was honored with the 2009 Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement Award from the American Nuclear Society. Jacobs holds the distinction of being the first woman plant manager of a domestic nuclear power plant and was the first American recipient of the Women In Nuclear Global Woman of the Year Award.

In 2010 Entergy was recognized with the nuclear industry’s top honors: The Top Industry Practice “Best of the Best” award to Palisades Power Plant in Michigan for a reactor head inspection robot; and the worldwide “Nuclear Project of the Year” given by Power Engineering for an innovation to radiation shielding using tungsten awarded to Arkansas Nuclear One.

More Entergy Nuclear awards and recognition.


Quick Facts

Entergy employs approximately 15,000 people.

Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity.

Entergy owns more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear generation and is a leading U.S. nuclear operator.

Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Entergy supplies natural gas to approximately 191,000 customers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Entergy operates a system composed of approximately 15,700 miles of interconnected transmission lines at voltages of 69 kilovolt and above and approximately 1,300 substations across a 114,000 square mile area.

Entergy is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of more than $11 billion in 2011.

Entergy and its Charitable Foundation awarded grants totaling $16.5 million in 2011.

Myron L Meters is proud to do business with Entergy.

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