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ENTERGY ENTERPRISES' CC2000 TEST JOINED BY SPRINT, HONEYWELL; Fiber Optic-Based, In-Home Device Offers Lower Energy Bills

 LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Enterprises, Inc., a unit of Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), announced today that Sprint Corporation (NYSE: FON) and Honeywell, Inc. (NYSE: HON), are joining Entergy Enterprises in an expanded pilot test of its Customer Choice 2000 (CC2000) technology.
 The pilot test began with five homes in Little Rock's Chenal Valley suburb in December 1991. The expanded test will have CC2000 technology installed in up to 50 homes.
 The CC2000 project, sponsored by Little Rock-based Entergy Enterprises and First Pacific Networks of Sunnyvale, Calif., uses the PowerView(TM) customer-controlled load management system jointly developed by Entergy Enterprises and First Pacific Networks. Now Sprint Corporation, a major telecommunications company, and Honeywell, Inc., a Minneapolis-based leading manufacturer of home and building controls, will lend their expertise and support to the pilot test. "Energy efficiency, conservation, lower energy bills, remote meter reading, and multiple telecommunication services through a fiber optic-based 'information super highway' are a few of the potential benefits residential customers may derive from CC2000 technology," said Jack King, Entergy Enterprises' president.
 The fiber and coaxial cable network is complete, said Doug Castleberry, Entergy's PowerView(TM) project manager, and all 50 homes are connected. The remaining installation involves the Honeywell customer-control components which will enable customers to adjust usage of major appliances, such as air conditioners, to take advantage of variable electric rates which can result in lower electric bills. For example, a customer may set cooler air conditioner temperatures during low cost hours, but higher temperatures during peak price hours.
 The prospect of power companies and telephone companies working together to leverage a shared fiber, super highway attracted Sprint of Kansas City. According to Donald H. Goldman, Sprint's vice president, Corporate Development, "Sprint is looking forward to exploring relationships with energy companies and, in particular, providing Sprint's broad telecommunications expertise in the CC2000 program."
 The Entergy system serves over 1.7 million customers in three states. In July 1991, Entergy Enterprises purchased 9.95 percent of First Pacific Networks and was given a license to market its PowerView technology for use in developing demand-side energy management applications.
 First Pacific Networks has developed and markets a patented technology for telephones and data communications that can coexist with broadcast video transmissions over hybrid fiber/coaxial networks.
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 /CONTACT: Patrick Sweeney of Entergy, 504-569-4160/

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