SWEPCO announces major project to secure low-cost, renewable energy for customers

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Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) today announced plans for a major clean energy project that will provide 6 million megawatt-hours (mWh) of new wind energy annually to SWEPCO customers. SWEPCO will file applications July 31 with utility regulators in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas to request approval for the project. Continue reading “SWEPCO announces major project to secure low-cost, renewable energy for customers”

Be aware of lightning strikes during summer storms

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Summer thunderstorms can rapidly develop with dangerous cloud to ground lightning strokes. Continue reading “Be aware of lightning strikes during summer storms”

AEP Foundation to support traveling work skills exhibit in Arkansas

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L to R: Tifany Hamlin, executive director of Be Pro Be Proud; Bradley Hardin, SWEPCO governmental affairs manager, Little Rock; Andrew Parker, director of governmental affairs of Associated Industries of AR/AR State Chamber of Commerce; Randy Zook, president & CEO of Associated Industries of AR/AR State Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading “AEP Foundation to support traveling work skills exhibit in Arkansas”

Louisiana Tech receives $1 million gift from AEP Foundation to support new center

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Pictured left to right: Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson; American Electric Power Chairman, President and CEO Nicholas K. Akins; Louisiana Tech President Les Guice; Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker and University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson

From Louisiana Tech’s news release:

RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech University received a generous $1 million gift Wednesday from Nicholas K. Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power, and chairman of the AEP Foundation, to support a new Academic Success Center located inside Bossier Parish Community College’s (BPCC) STEM Building in the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City. Continue reading “Louisiana Tech receives $1 million gift from AEP Foundation to support new center”

AEP Foundation gift plants hope for City of Hope

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The City of Hope has received an AEP Foundation grant of $35,000 for a Farmer’s Market Pavilion and Community Garden. Continue reading “AEP Foundation gift plants hope for City of Hope”

Longview Chamber of Commerce receives $50,000 grant from AEP Foundation

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L to R: SWEPCO’s Lynn Ferry-Nelson, Richard Manley (Chamber Board Chairman), Ron Hutchinson (Vice Chairman), Chuck King (Chairman Elect) and Casey Robertson (CEO Longview Regional). Photo courtesy of Chamber. Continue reading “Longview Chamber of Commerce receives $50,000 grant from AEP Foundation”

SWEPCO offers discounts on LED lights at stores in Shreveport, Longview and Marshall

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SWEPCO currently has agreements in place and qualifying LEDs for sale at Home Depot, Lowes and Walmart locations in Shreveport, La. and in Longview and Marshall, Texas. Continue reading “SWEPCO offers discounts on LED lights at stores in Shreveport, Longview and Marshall”

AEP Foundation gift helps Providence House in Shreveport

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John Hubbard, SWEPCO external affairs manager in Shreveport, left, with Providence House staff. Continue reading “AEP Foundation gift helps Providence House in Shreveport”

General Cable Plant in Marshall receives LED Lighting Incentive

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General Cable Plant Manager Jeremy Couey, left, with SWEPCO’s Jeff Thigpen and Jack Andres at plant site in Marshall.

General Cable’s new plant expansion in Marshall, Texas, will feature high-efficiency light-emitting diode (LED) lights both inside and outside the facility. Through SWEPCO’s Texas Commercial Standard Offer Program, General Cable earned just over $80,000 in incentives for this advanced lighting installation.

Using LED lighting in the expanded portion of the plant, General Cable will save approximately 785,000 kWh annually, saving the company approximately $45,000 a year. This amount of annual kWh savings is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from 1.3 million miles driven by an average passenger vehicle, according to EPA.gov.

“General Cable is pleased with our partnership with SWEPCO as we continuously improve our business with this environmentally conscious use of lighting,” said Jeremy Couey, plant manager for General Cable. “This installation allows us to positively impact the environment, reduce our cost and provide better illumination to our world-class manufacturing plant. It’s a win for everyone and we look forward to further partnership opportunities with SWEPCO.”

“SWEPCO is excited to partner with General Cable on this project and demonstrate how LED technology can work in the industrial application,” said Paul Pratt, energy efficiency and consumer programs manager.

The Commercial Standard Offer Program (CSOP) helps SWEPCO business customers save energy and money by providing facility improvement recommendations and financial incentives based on the verified electric energy and demand savings. For detailed program information, visit SWEPCO.com/Save.

 

SWEPCO makes $25,000 AEP Foundation gift presentation to Clarendon College

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SWEPCO officials present the $25,000 check to Dr. Robert Riza, second from left, president of Clarendon College, for use in their nursing programs. Continue reading “SWEPCO makes $25,000 AEP Foundation gift presentation to Clarendon College”