Entergy Texas, Inc.

officials filed a report with the Public Utility Commission of Texas outlining

the expected benefits of the company joining the Midwest Independent

Transmission System Operator. On April 25, the company announced its proposal to

join MISO, a regional transmission organization serving 13 states.

Entergy Texas anticipates formally

asking the PUCT for approval later this year to transfer operational control of

its transmission facilities to MISO with a target implementation date of

December 2013.

After extensive review and analysis,

Entergy Texas believes that joining MISO is the best option for customers and

will provide the largest customer benefits. Projections show net benefits of

between $170 million to $225 million from 2013 to 2022 by joining MISO,

primarily the result of a vast and more efficient marketplace. The projected net

benefits are the estimated production cost-related savings, minus increased

administrative and transmission costs.

“The filing today shows that the

benefits for our customers of joining MISO outweigh other options,” said Joe

Domino, president and chief executive officer of Entergy Texas, Inc. The

efficiencies of MISO’s established Day 2 Market and large operating area were

decisive in this conclusion.

”We’ll continue to working closely

with the Public Utility Commission of Texas as they consider this complex and

important matter,” said Domino.

Entergy Texas, Inc. provides

electricity to more than 400,000 customers in 27 counties. It is a subsidiary of

Entergy Corporation. Entergy 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, 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 $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.