Energy Smart Launches Hurricane Ida Recovery Fund for Business Customers

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NEW ORLEANS – To help customers recover from Hurricane Ida, Entergy New Orleans’ Energy Smart Program has launched the Hurricane Ida Recovery Fund. Energy Smart is an energy efficiency program administered by Entergy New Orleans on behalf of the New Orleans City Council.

Eligible customers may use the fund to cover up to 100% of the cost for new energy efficiency projects. Customers must require financial assistance, outside of assistance already requested or received, to complete an energy-saving project needed because Hurricane Ida’s impact. Projects can include, but are not limited to, equipment upgrades or replacements, renovations, rebuilds and/or upgrades that lead to greater energy efficiency for a customer’s building.

For complete details and to apply, visit Hurricane Ida Recovery Fund Applications will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

“Supporting our local businesses as we navigate through Hurricane Ida recovery is critical to the continued economic growth and reaching the sustainability goals of our city,” said Deanna Rodriguez, president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans. “This innovative and limited-time offering solves for two things. One, it helps ensure our business community has access to much needed funds to repair and in some instances, reopen. And two, encourages customers to utilize energy efficiency solutions.” 

As part of its commitment to customers and program participants, the Energy Smart team is available to assist in post-Hurricane Ida rebuilding and restoration efforts. Energy Smart remains dedicated to helping customers save energy and money by completing energy-efficient upgrades, ensuring a greener and more resilient tomorrow.

According to the 2020 Energy Efficiency Impact Report, energy efficiency is a powerful tool that delivers great economic growth, reduces emissions, and enhances quality of life. There is an urgent need to scale up the commitment and deployment of energy efficiency to address climate change, create greater economic productivity and to ensure affordable and accessible energy with greater resilience.

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