SWEPCO Announces Electric Transmission Investment in Texarkana

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to rebuild approximately 11 miles of existing transmission line in the Texarkana area. Continue reading “SWEPCO Announces Electric Transmission Investment in Texarkana”

Solar panels are a bright idea at Pirkey Park

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Today, our Pirkey Environmental Park has six panels which provide 16 amps. Inside a battery room nearby, a 110 plug in powered by the solar panels feeds a small heater as a start to what’s to come. Continue reading “Solar panels are a bright idea at Pirkey Park”

SWEPCO announces Electric Transmission Investment in Caddo Parish

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to rebuild about 16 miles of existing 138,000-volts transmission line in the North Shreveport and Longwood areas. Continue reading “SWEPCO announces Electric Transmission Investment in Caddo Parish”

SWEPCO presents The Safety Circus In-School Performances

Elementary schools in Arkansas and Louisiana will host a live educational play at no cost, thanks to SWEPCO. Continue reading “SWEPCO presents The Safety Circus In-School Performances”

SWEPCO earns 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for Arkansas Energy Efficiency program

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Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for the company’s energy efficiency program in Arkansas. Continue reading “SWEPCO earns 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for Arkansas Energy Efficiency program”

Mylar balloons and kites can damage SWEPCO lines

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) reminds its customers that metallic coatings on Mylar helium balloons and on kites can cause damage to SWEPCO’s electrical system and cause power losses, emphasizing the need to make sure these objects are not allowed to interfere in the lines. Continue reading “Mylar balloons and kites can damage SWEPCO lines”

Restoration continues through Sunday, 3/26

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Strong thunderstorms moved through SWEPCO’s East Texas and Louisiana service areas Friday night (March 24). At 10:45am there are 11,000 customers without power. Hardest hit areas are Marshall and Carthage Texas, and Vivian, Haughton, Many, Mansfield and Natchitoches, La.

Estimated times of restoration are:
Vivian: 9pm 3/25; Haughton: 5pm 3/25; Logansport: 5pm 3/25; Hornbeck: 11:59pm 3/25; Natchitoches: noon 3/26; Mansfield: noon 3/26; Marshall: 10pm 3/26; Carthage/Tatum: 10pm 3/25

Photo from Marshall, Texas.