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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Entergy wins EEI Emergency Assistance Award

Entergy Corporation has won the Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Assistance Award for outstanding efforts in helping Florida utilities to restore electric service in the wake of last year's destructive hurricanes and tropical storms.

This marks the seventh consecutive emergency award that Entergy has received from EEI. The company, parent of Entergy Mississippi (a PRAM Central member), has won either EEI's Emergency Assistance Award or Emergency Response Award every year that they have been offered by the association -- the only utility in the nation to do so, according to Entegy.

EEI's Emergency Assistance Award is presented annually to recognize outstanding efforts in restoring electric service that has been disrupted by severe weather or other natural events. A panel of judges select the winners following a national nomination process.

At the peak level of support following Hurricane Ivan, Entergy sent more than 650 company personnel, plus contractors, to restore service in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Some employees worked multiple storms and spent weeks away from home.


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