New energy-saving tools available for customers
BEAUMONT, Texas – Entergy Texas, Inc. has completed its multiyear deployment of advanced meters to homes and businesses across southeast Texas. The new advanced meters improve service to customers by offering quicker and more accurate detection of outages and provide new tools that allow customers to manage their energy usage. The upgrades are part of Entergy Texas’ plan to invest today to ensure a bright future for Texas.
“The new advanced meters not only upgraded our system with new technology that helps us detect outages quicker, but they provide customers with more benefits and control over their energy usage,” said Stuart Barrett, vice president of customer service for Entergy Texas. “As the heat sets in across southeast Texas, customers can easily access new online tools to manage their energy usage, which can lead to a reduction in their energy usage and potentially help lower their electric bills.”
With advanced meters, customers have access to more detailed energy usage to take control of their bills. Advanced meters allow customers to log in to their accounts and view how much electricity has been used daily, shown in 15-minute increments for residential customers, rather than having to wait until the end of the month to view their energy usage.
Through the new online tools, customers can set up alerts when reaching budgetary goals to keep them aware of their monthly spending. Advanced meters provide customers with more timely usage information so that they can decide whether to reduce consumption to help reduce their electric bills. Detailed information can be accessed by logging into the customer account at www.entergy.com/MyAdvisor, which also has helpful “how-to” videos for using the dashboard.
In addition to the customer’s energy usage available on the site, the bill projection tab provides an estimate of what the bill will be by the end of the billing cycle. The bill analyzer tool lets a customer compare previous bills by month and year to better understand the effects of variables like the number of days in the billing cycle, energy usage, fuel costs, and weather.
About Entergy Texas
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 473,000 customers in 27 counties. Entergy Texas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees. Learn more at entergy.com and follow @Entergy on social media.