As temperatures rise and electricity use increases, Entergy Texas, Inc. reminds customers that there’s power in numbers when it comes to saving money on summertime energy bills.

Through its new “You’ve Got the Power” initiative, Entergy is offering multiple ways to help customers gain more control over energy use and receive assistance with energy expenses.

“We work with our customers throughout the year to give them effective ways to save energy and manage costs,” said Vernon Pierce, customer service director for Entergy Texas. “This is especially important during the summer when electricity use rises along with the temperatures. Through ‘You’ve Got the Power,’ we’re making customers aware of all the choices and options they have to gain more control over energy usage and reduce energy bills.”

Customers have access to money-saving tips, tools and options in one powerful online resource —ENsight, Entergy’s website to help customers save money on their bills. A click on the “Save Money on Your Bill” icon on the and home pages takes customers to an enhanced, one-stop shop of online information and tools that help customers learn about energy-saving options.

Enhanced features on ENsight include energy, lighting and appliance calculators; simple tips to make your home or business more energy-efficient; and information about available energy-efficiency programs.

In addition to the many energy- and money-saving options presented on ENsight, customers can also take advantage of powerful Entergy Texas account and bill payment choices such as Level Billing to manage energy costs more effectively year-round.

Through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, Entergy also offers programs to help low-income, elderly and disabled customers who are particularly vulnerable when temperatures soar along with energy expenses. The Power To Care program provides emergency bill payment assistance to seniors and disabled individuals in crisis. Entergy’s annual “Beat the Heat” program distributes hundreds of energy-efficient box fans to qualifying customers to provide relief during the hottest months of the year.

Throughout the summer, Entergy representatives will be busy in communities making energy-efficiency presentations and conducting workshops designed to help customers save money.

“This summer, ‘You’ve Got the Power’ reminds customers that they have the power of choice when it comes to saving money on their Entergy bills,” Pierce said. “We encourage customers to learn more about our energy-saving programs that can increase the efficiency of their homes and businesses.”

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.