Get rewarded for helping Entergy be more efficient.
The Summer Advantage Program means cash rewards from Entergy.
During the warmer months, higher temperatures usually mean your air conditioner and our power plants work overtime. That's why the Summer Advantage Program pays you to help Entergy Arkansas reduce its electricity demand during peak hours in the summer.
Here's how it works. Air conditioners require a lot of energy in the summer. But through the Summer Advantage Program, Entergy will install a small device called a Direct Cycling Unit on your air conditioner. During hot summer afternoons when air conditioners are working overtime to keep homes cool, Entergy can activate your DCU and decrease the amount your air conditioner runs during peak energy hours. This helps Entergy lower its operating costs — which helps everyone save. Plus, your enrollment in the Summer Advantage Program means you will earn an annual cash reward based on your participation.
How does this program benefit me?
You can choose if you would like the DCU to cause your air conditioner to run 50% or 75% less. Depending on your preference, you are eligible for different incentives.
If you choose to run 50% less, you will:
- Earn $25 just for installing the DCU.
- Earn up to $25 each year for your participation during cooling season.
- Total First Year Incentives: $50 ($25/year after Year One).
If you choose to run 75% less, you will:
- Earn $40 just for installing the DCU.
- Earn up to $40 each year for your participation during cooling season.
- Total First Year Incentives: $80 ($40/year after Year One).
Will I be less comfortable?
On average, you can expect your home to increase in temperature only two or three degrees during a four-hour event if you participate at the 50% rate. Temperatures will be slightly higher for participation at the 75% rate. Plus, your air conditioner's fans will continue to run and circulate cool air throughout your home. Programs like this one have a 95% or more customer satisfaction rate.
Who is eligible?
Any Entergy Arkansas residential customer (renter or owner) who has a central air conditioner or heat pump is eligible for the Summer Advantage Program.
Start saving today.
If you would like to participate or have questions about the program, call our Summer Advantage Experts at 866-224-7812 or click here for more information.