Entergy New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Partner of the Year
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Energy Smart is an energy efficiency program administered by a New Orleans utility. In 2020, Energy Smart adapted its program to include a COVID-19 plan to safely promote and implement the program and continue to serve 275 homes. Key 2020 accomplishments include:
- Developing and implementing a virtual assessment protocol in order to maintain operations of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program.
- Creating an online portal for customers to obtain information about HPwES and schedule an assessment.
- Developing a trade ally rebate tool to complete and process rebates and streamline the process.
- Increasing program diversity by mentoring potential Disadvantage Business Enterprise contractors through the certification process and enrolling them into the program.
- Fostering program awareness and exposure by partnering with community organizations such as the Urban League of New Orleans and providing free energy savings kits at food giveaways and other community gatherings.