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


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.

SWEPCO announces Powering Up Northeast Texas program with open house events

hughes springs t line open house in legacy centerSouthwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is investing approximately $130 million through 2019 in Powering Up Northeast Texas, an initiative to replace and upgrade aging infrastructure. Continue reading “SWEPCO announces Powering Up Northeast Texas program with open house events”

New SWEPCO Alerts sweepstakes kicks off

Residential Central Air Conditioner Unit

A new SWEPCO Alerts sweepstakes kicked off last week, and it will run through April 15. Continue reading “New SWEPCO Alerts sweepstakes kicks off”

SWEPCO hosts open house for transmission line project rebuild in Henderson

Chris Martel, right, SWEPCO tranimission right-of-way agent, Shreveport, visits with customers at the Open House.

SWEPCO plans to rebuild about six miles of existing 69,000-volts transmission line in Henderson, Tx. Continue reading “SWEPCO hosts open house for transmission line project rebuild in Henderson”

SWEPCO unveils new logo, brand identity


Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a utility subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), today unveiled a new logo and tagline as part of its focus on providing innovative energy solutions for customers and communities. Continue reading “SWEPCO unveils new logo, brand identity”

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