City of Bossier receives $35k in incentives from SWEPCO for energy efficiency upgrades at Civic Center

Bossier Civic
Pictured left to right: Bossier Civic Center Superintendent of Building Maintenance Louie Thompson, SWEPCO’s Principal Energy Efficiency and Consumer Program Coordinator Jeff Thigpen, SWEPCO’s External Affairs Manager Michael Corbin, Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker and Bossier Civic Center Executive Director Kathy Davis 

The Bossier Civic Center, located at 620 Benton Road, now features high-efficiency light-emitting diode (LED) lights both inside and outside the facility.

Through Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO)’s Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program, the City of Bossier received an incentive of $35,479.05 for the lighting retrofit project.

“We want to thank SWEPCO for the partnership and for your generosity,” said Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker. “This is an excellent facility, and the lights are outstanding.”

All inside and outsite lighting, which consisted of fluorescent and incandescent in the offices and common areas and metal halide high bay fixtures in the exhibit halls, were replaced with LEDs. The project will yield $22,000 in yearly savings for the Bossier Civic Center, and anticipated annual electric savings from this project will be approximately 70 kW in demand and 278,206 kWh in energy.

“We offer programs to help businesses and residential customers improve the energy efficiency in their facilities and their homes – it’s a win, win for SWEPCO as well as the customers,” said Jeff Thigpen, principal energy efficiency and consumer program coordinator. “This is a public facility, funded with public dollars, and it’s prudent for all of us to try to help in any way we can and to be good stewards of the dollars that we have available.”

The new lights will also lower maintenance costs and last more than 20 years.


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