Entergy Corp. engages primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. It operates through two segments: Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment includes the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and also operates a small natural gas distribution business. The Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment includes the ownership and operation of six nuclear power plants located in the Northern United States and the sale of the electric power produced by those plants to wholesale customers. This segment also provides services to other nuclear power plant owners and also owns interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell the electric power produced by those plants to wholesale customers. The company was founded by Harvey Couch on November 13, 1913 and is headquartered in New Orleans, LA.