Project Part of Louisiana’s Trending Industrial Growth
BATON ROUGE, La. – Entergy Louisiana, LLC has signed a five-year agreement to
provide an additional 60 megawatts of electricity to power CF Industries’
expanding nitrogen facility in Donaldsonville, one of many projects that are
part of the industrial renaissance underway in Louisiana.
CF Industries is on track to complete by early 2016 an expansion that will
increase its production capacity at the complex by over 40 percent. The
agreement for the additional 60 megawatts, which took effect March 1, brings the
total load at the plant under contract to Entergy Louisiana to 130 megawatts.
The plant produces urea, urea-ammonium nitrate and anhydrous ammonia for
agricultural and industrial customers. With the expansion, the plant will employ
more than 450 people, making it a key driver of southeast Louisiana’s growing
Attracted by low-cost natural gas, low electricity prices, existing
infrastructure, and Louisiana’s business-friendly climate, industries are
investing billions of dollars to build new plants or expand existing facilities
and creating needed jobs for Louisiana residents.
“We are excited to be playing a role in this project. Partnering with CF
Industries to craft the optimal solution to power the company’s expanded
facility is just one example of the ways we are helping drive economic growth
across Louisiana,” Phillip May, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana, LLC and
Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C., said. “Working to create long-term
opportunities for companies as well as the communities where they operate is
part of our commitment to help build a prosperous future for our customers.
“But it takes a team to get the job done. Along with our partnership with CF
Industries, it took the collaboration of Louisiana Economic Development, the
Baton Rouge Area Chamber and the Ascension Economic Development Corp. to help
make this project a reality,” May said.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. provide
electric service to more than one million Louisiana customers. Additionally,
Entergy Gulf States Louisiana provides natural gas service to approximately
93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area. With operations in southern,
central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are subsidiaries of Entergy
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in
electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and
operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating
capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of
the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8
million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy
has annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.