Washington, D.C.  20549

                               FORM 8-K
                            CURRENT REPORT

                Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                    Securities Exchange Act of 1934

     Date of Report (Date earliest event reported) March 19, 2001

Commission   Registrant, State of Incorporation,     I.R.S. Employer
File Number  Address and Telephone Number            Identification No.
1-11299      ENTERGY CORPORATION                     13-5550175
             (a Delaware corporation)
             639 Loyola Avenue
             New Orleans, Louisiana  70113
             Telephone (504) 576-4000

1-10764      ENTERGY ARKANSAS, INC.                  71-0005900
             (an Arkansas corporation)
             425 West Capitol Avenue, 40th Floor
             Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
             Telephone (501) 377-4000

1-27031      ENTERGY GULF STATES, INC.               74-0662730
             (a Texas corporation)
             350 Pine Street
             Beaumont, Texas  77701
             Telephone (409) 838-6631

1-8474       ENTERGY LOUISIANA, INC.                 72-0245590
             (a Louisiana corporation)
             4809 Jefferson Highway
             Jefferson, Louisiana 70121
             Telephone (504) 840-2734

0-320        ENTERGY MISSISSIPPI, INC.               64-0205830
             (a Mississippi corporation)
             308 East Pearl Street
             Jackson, Mississippi 39201
             Telephone (601) 368-5000

0-5807       ENTERGY NEW ORLEANS, INC.               72-0273040
             (a Louisiana corporation)
             1600 Perdido Building
             New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
             Telephone (504) 670-3674

1-9067       SYSTEM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC.           72-0752777
             (an Arkansas corporation)
             Echelon One
             1340 Echelon Parkway
             Jackson, Mississippi 39213
             Telephone (601) 368-5000

Item 5.   Other Events

     On March 19, 2001, Entergy Corporation ("Entergy") and FPL Group,
Inc. ("FPL Group") issued a joint press release, which is attached as
an exhibit hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7.   Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Statements and

     (c) Exhibits.

  Exhibit No.               Description

     99.1    Joint Release, dated March 19, 2001,
             issued by Entergy and FPL Group.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its
behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                        Entergy Corporation
                                        Entergy Arkansas, Inc.
                                        Entergy Gulf States, Inc.
                                        Entergy Louisiana, Inc.
                                        Entergy Mississippi, Inc.
                                        Entergy New Orleans, Inc.
                                        System Energy Resources, Inc.

                                        By:  /s/ Nathan E. Langston
                                             Nathan E. Langston
                                             Vice President and
                                             Chief Accounting Officer

Dated: March 19, 2001