Entergy’s founder Harvey Couch had a dream to create an integrated electric system.
In 1913 he decided to use sawdust from H.H. Foster’s lumber company as fuel to generate electricity for his power company.
In 1914 Arkansas Light and Power Company began operations with 550-kilowatt generators.
The company grew rapidly, expanding to other states such as Mississippi in 1923 and Louisiana in 1925, as well as expanding within the states.
Entergy is also one of the largest nuclear power generators in the United States.
CEO Charles Rice stepped down from his position in August 2018 after numerous complaints about the company and fraud charges were made regarding the construction of a new power plant.
Entergy is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ETR, is a member of the S&P 500, is #219 on the Fortune 500, has 13,808 employees, and had $10.845 billion in revenue in 2016.