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) August 15, 2001

Commission   Registrant, State of Incorporation,     I.R.S.
File Number  Address and Telephone Number            Employer
1-11299      ENTERGY CORPORATION                     13-5550175
             (a Delaware corporation)
             639 Loyola Avenue
             New Orleans, Louisiana  70113
             Telephone (504) 576-4000

Form 8-K

Item 5.Other Events

On  August  15,  2001, Entergy's domestic non-utility nuclear  business
agreed  to  purchase the 510 MW Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power  Plant  in
Vernon,  Vermont from Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation  (VYNPC)
for  $180  million,  to  be paid in cash upon  closing.   Entergy  will
receive  the plant, nuclear fuel, inventories and related real  estate.
The   liability  to  decommission  the  plant,  as  well   as   related
decommissioning trust funds of approximately $280 million, will also be
transferred to Entergy.  Under a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA)
executed in conjunction with the transaction, Entergy will sell 100% of
the  plant's output up to 510 MW to VYNPC's owner-utilities.   The  PPA
includes an adjustment clause whereby the prices specified in  the  PPA
will  be adjusted downward annually, beginning in 2006, if power market
prices  drop  below the PPA prices.  Management expects  to  close  the
transaction  by the spring of 2002, pending the approvals of  the  NRC,
the Public Service Board of Vermont, and other regulatory agencies.

Item 7.   Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Statements and

     (c) Exhibits.

   Exhibit                       Description
     99.1    Release, dated August 15, 2001, issued by Entergy.
     99.2    Release, dated August 15, 2001, issued by Entergy.

Item 9.   Regulation FD Disclosure

Entergy Corporation

     On August 15, 2001, Entergy Corporation ("Entergy") issued two
public announcements, which are attached as exhibits hereto and
incorporated herein by reference.


     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

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

Dated: August 15, 2001