SWEPCO Restoring Power in Valley

Storms with high winds moved through SWEPCO’s Louisiana service area, impacting a peak of 14,000 customers at 2 a.m. Friday, May 27. Hardest hit is the company’s Valley District, where 6,000 customers were out of power at the peak of the storms at 1 a.m. in the Hornbeck area, and 4,000 were out of electricity in the Natchitoches area at the peak of 5 a.m. Friday.

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AEP Foundation Funds Traveling Sci-Port Exhibit

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The check presentation was held during SWEPCO Safety Day activities May 21 at Sci-Port to celebrate National Electrical Safety Month. SWEPCO and Sci-Port employees during news conference as Carey Sullivan, director of SWEPCO corporate communications, left, and Ann Fumarolo, Sci-Port president/CEO, hold the Foundation check for $300,000.

An AEP Foundation gift of $300,000 will fund a new traveling exhibit for Sci-Port Discovery Center. The exhibit will educate children on the basics of energy and the importance of sustainability.

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Questions, Answers about Tree Trimming

Trees are part of a community’s greatest assets. They’re also one of the most common causes of power outages. One tree can knock out power to hundreds or even thousands of customers. That’s why we work to manage the growth of trees in neighborhoods, and to protect nearby power lines that provide electric service.

We’ve heard questions and concerns from customers about our tree trimming practices. Here are the answers.

Q. Why does SWEPCO clear trees away from power lines?
A. Planned trimming and removal of trees and other vegetation prevents extended outages at inconvenient times. It’s part of our work to deliver safe, reliable electric service to your home.
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Construction Schedule for Transmission Line project in North Shreveport and Bossier City Announced

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We will soon move forward with plans to rebuild about five miles of an existing  69,000-volt transmission line in north Shreveport and Bossier City across the Red River.

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Fairmont Apartments Benefit from Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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Left to right: Perry Johnson, New Market Investors; Jeff Thigpen, SWEPCO; Liz Swaine, Downtown Development Authority; Stacey Butler, Butler Electric LLC; Ryan Stillwell, CLEAResult

Downtown Shreveport’s Fairmont Apartments received a check representing the incentives earned ($23,759.38) in our Louisiana Commercial & Industrial Solutions Program. The energy-saving measures will significantly reduce the amount of electricity used. Continue reading “Fairmont Apartments Benefit from Energy Efficiency Upgrades”

SWEPCO to take over Sci-Port for Safety Day

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May is National Electrical Safety Month, and SWEPCO Safety Day at Sci-Port Discovery Center is Saturday, May 21. Join us! Continue reading “SWEPCO to take over Sci-Port for Safety Day”

Severe storms pound Texarkana area Monday night

(1:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 10) Severe storms with high winds and tornado-like activity roared through the I-30 corridor near Texarkana Monday night, causing a peak of 10,000 outages by 11:59 p.m. Monday night, May 9. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, there were 7,500 customers without power, including 5,000 on damaged circuits out of the Richmond Road Substation. Continue reading “Severe storms pound Texarkana area Monday night”