No-cost, low-cost tips to save energy (and money)

A customer’s bill will lower as the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures becomes smaller, according to Energy.gov.

As temperatures climb this week in the Ark-La-Tex, so will energy use. In addition to encouraging you and your family to stay hydrated, we also want to share with you some tips on how you can conserve energy and keep your electric bill in check.

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SWEPCO seeking more clean energy

SWEPCO’s long-term plan calls for more than one-third of the energy required by customers to be generated from wind and solar sources over the next 20 years

SWEPCO is planning to put more wind energy to work for customers.

In a proposal recently filed with utility regulators, SWEPCO is asking for approval to add 810 megawatts (MW) of wind energy by 2022. This proposal supports SWEPCO’s long-term plan of significantly increasing its use of more environmentally friendly energy sources such as wind and solar.

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SWEPCO Sunday Funday highlights invention of electricity champion

Discovery Place Interactive Museum in Texarkana hosted a free day of play on July 28 compliments of SWEPCO.

The SWEPCO Sunday Funday allowed visitors to experience museum exhibits free of charge, including its 1 million-volt dual Tesla Coils. This caged lighting display moves to the rhythm of some favorite musical tunes such as “The Lone Ranger.” 

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Low-Carb Shrimp and Sausage Cauliflower Jambalaya (Induction burner recipe)

By Shelly Marie Redmond, Founder, Skinny Louisiana

You won’t believe how our low-carb picnic menu – including our low-carb shrimp and sausage cauliflower jambalaya – was made using an induction burner on park grounds. Need a quick low-carb family reunion menu? Follow our step-by-step guide.

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New electric buses lower operating costs by 75 percent in Shreveport, Louisiana

By Dinero Washington, CEO Shreveport Area Transit System (SporTran)

On Nov. 11, 2017, five battery-electric buses almost silently hit the streets of Shreveport, La., the third-largest city in the state, joining a fleet of nearly 50 older diesel-powered buses and compressed natural gas (CNG) buses serving a population of 200,000. As CEO of the city’s public transit system, it was a big day for me and my team. Our mission was to seek innovative, fuel- and cost-efficient solutions for public transportation. Would an investment in electric buses make a difference?

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SWEPCO teacher vision grants aid educators in the classroom

AEP Teacher Vision Grants from Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) will enable several teachers across SWEPCO’s service territory to enhance student learning in the classroom.

Sixteen area teachers each received a grant ranging between $219 and $500 for a classroom project.

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