Grambling State University – Entergy Solutions awards $75,000 in financial incentives to Grambling State University for energy saving projects

(left to right) Dillon Teal, Senior Energy Advisor, Entergy Solutions; Cindy Gordon, Customer Service Manager of Entergy LA; John Edwards, vice president of business development for CMC Solutions; Dr. Edwin Litolff, vice president of finance at Grambling State University; Dr. Rick Gallot, President of Grambling State University; Chris Razey, CMC Solutions Project Manager; Joe Shyne Jr., office assistant to Louisiana Civil Service Commissioner Foster Campbell; Grambling State University Facilities Manager Damien Chatman.

Grambling, Louisiana – November 9, 2022 – Entergy Solutions has awarded Grambling State University (GSU) $75,000 in financial incentives for making energy efficiency upgrades to seven buildings that will result in a significant reduction in energy consumption. electricity. These projects will save GSU more than 661,000 kilowatt hours and reduce electricity costs by more than $50,000 in 2022.

Entergy Solutions is an energy efficiency program open to all Entergy Louisiane customers. The program has been serving residential and commercial customers for more than a decade, but recently expanded its offerings to the higher education sector in January. The program’s incentives allow schools like GSU to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities by reducing project costs and providing a variety of ways to reduce unnecessary energy consumption and save on expenses.

“This project has created a more productive educational environment for the entire school community,” said GSU Facilities Manager Damien Chatman. “Our buildings have better indoor air quality and students can focus on their studies without being distracted by the discomfort of a hot classroom. We look forward to working with Entergy Solutions on future projects that improve the learning experience, save us money and reduce energy consumption.

Seven buildings on campus had aging and failing air conditioning equipment, leading to increased attention to maintenance and uncomfortable conditions for staff and students. Entergy Solutions worked with GSU and commercial allied contractor CMC Corporate Solutions to install new chillers and a building automation system.

Building automation system upgrades give GSU operations control of their HVAC equipment, allowing them to provide air conditioning to spaces that need it and use schedules to reduce usage during off-hours hollow. A functioning system can also help reduce maintenance calls and improve problem response time. In addition, indoor air is monitored to ensure a healthy and comfortable indoor environment.

“Whether you run a small business or a large commercial operation, energy is a major expense,” said program energy advisor Dillon Teal. “Entergy Solutions works with business owners, facility managers, and business allied contractors to identify opportunities and provide cash incentives to complete qualifying upgrades with proven energy savings. Energy-efficient upgrades like those made by Grambling can help reduce maintenance costs and operating expenses, among other benefits. »

Entergy Solutions offers programs for Entergy Louisiana customers to save energy and money by reducing the initial cost of a variety of energy efficiency upgrades. The program partners with business allies and participating retailers, who will help customers find new ways to save. For more information and how to participate, visit or call 844-829-1300 to speak with an energy advisor.

Combining the academic strengths of a large university with the advantages of a small college, Grambling State University fosters an environment where students become next-generation trailblazers, thought leaders, and innovators. As one of the leading producers of African-American computer science graduates, the university prides itself on preparing graduates who are unafraid to chart new paths and push boundaries. Founded in 1901 in Grambling, Louisiana, the historically black university offers 46 undergraduate and graduate academic programs on its historic 590-acre campus and is home to world-class sports, an internationally renowned marching band, and vibrant student life . Grambling’s student-focused ethos is at the heart of what they do and is exemplified by their motto: Where Everyone’s Someone. For more information, visit

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