Entergy Nuclear Partners with Louisiana Tech

Apr 17, 2009 | General News

With the help of Entergy Nuclear, Inc., Louisiana Tech engineering and science students will have a better grasp of how nuclear power will help meet the energy demands of the future.

As an industrial partner with Tech’s College of Engineering and Science, Entergy joins other corporations in support of the COES Industrial Partners Program. Those partners work together to promote and support industry and academic cooperation in engineering and science programs. Entergy is the second largest operator of nuclear power plants in the country.

“Entergy is committed to investing in projects and programs that promote interest in improving power production processes, including nuclear power,” said Charles Turk, who works with Entergy’s Research and Development University Partnership Division. “With energy consumption projected to increase by 32 percent in the next two decades, we are looking for better, more efficient ways to meet the energy needs of the future. Educational opportunities that encourage students to pursue careers in our industry are key to our success.”

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. The organization owns and operates power plants with approximately 30, 000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States.

Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $13 billion and approximately 14, 700 employees.

“Entergy is an excellent addition to this program,” said Dr. Paul Hale Jr., director for the college’s Industrial Partners Program, said. “We look forward to receiving the company’s input on our programs and our graduates, and assisting them in achieving their recruitment goals.

“The Industrial Partners Program provides the college with additional resources to enhance our academic programs so that we can continue to produce the graduates that are needed to meet industry’s needs both today and in the future.”

Written by Catherine Fraser