You know summer has arrived when Entergy Texas, Inc. sets out to help customers “Beat the Heat” by giving away fans to help many of them stay more comfortable during Southeast Texas’ sweltering summer.

The popular program is in its 14th year and assists low-income residents via the provision of 1,300 box fans set for delivery to charitable, nonprofit agencies throughout areas served by Entergy Texas.

Nonprofit agencies partnering with Entergy Texas take applications from residents in need in their areas and provide the fans to those who qualify. Since “Beat the Heat” began, more than 16,000 fans have been given to those in need.

“The heat in Southeast Texas can be almost unbearable at times, especially for those without air conditioning at home,” said Vernon Pierce, vice president, customer service for Entergy Texas. “With the demand for fans growing every year, we are pleased to provide box fans this year in order to help our customers remain as comfortable as possible.”

 In Entergy Texas’ more eastern areas, fans will be delivered July 15, to United Christian Care Center, Vidor, 30 fans, and Orange Chapter, Salvation Army, 120 fans.

Entergy Texas delivers electricity to more than 420,000 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, including more than 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.