Texarkana Aluminum receives nearly $100k in SWEPCO incentives for Lighting Upgrades

From left to right: Texarkana Aluminum General manager and Director of Operations Matthew Houston, Texarkana Aluminum Senior Director of External Affairs Amy Bowers and SWEPCO Energy Efficiency & Consumer Program Coordinator Mike Nix.

SWEPCO recently presented Texarkana Aluminum with a $94,987.74 incentive check for an energy efficient lighting project at its aluminum mill in Texarkana, Texas.

The mill now boasts more LEDs (light-emitting diodes) with the goal eventually to have all LED lighting. LEDs have longer lifespans and lower maintenance costs compared to the mill’s previous and existing metal halide and T5 fluorescent lighting.

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Hybrid Water Heaters 101

Hybrid water heaters have heat pump technology to transfer heat from the surrounding air to the water in its tank. This process uses less energy than generating heat, saving you money! Learn more about the benefits of hybrid water heaters and other efficient appliances at SWEPCO.com/Appliances.

Department of Energy awards 5 SWEPCO contractors with Century Club Award

A group photo from the 2019 Century Club Award Luncheon.

On May 22, SWEPCO co-hosted a luncheon with Black Hills Energy to present five Home Performance with ENERGY STAR contractors with the 2019 U.S. Department of Energy Century Club Award. Each of these contractors improved the energy efficiency of more than 100 homes of SWEPCO Arkansas customers in 2018.

The 2019 recipients are:

  1. National Energy Conservation Services, a SWEPCO contractor since 2013
  2. Energy Misers, Inc., a SWEPCO contractor since 2014
  3. Evans Go Green, a SWEPCO contractor since 2014
  4. e3 solutions, a SWEPCO contractor since 2015
  5. D&A Conservation, a SWEPCO contractor since 2016
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SWEPCO participates in Cabot’s worldwide Sustainability Day

SWEPCO Energy Efficiency & Consumer Program Coordinator Debra Miller uses a display to compare LED lighting to incandescent lighting with a Cabot employee.

On Thursday, May 16, Cabot Corporation hosted its first Sustainability Day for its more than 4,500 employees across all of its locations worldwide. Suzanne Scribner, Environmental Manager of Cabot’s plant in Marshall, Texas, reached out to SWEPCO’s Energy Efficiency team to see if they would like to participate by providing Cabot employees with energy saving information.

SWEPCO Energy Efficiency & Consumer Program Coordinators Kawona Abmas and Debra Miller, who both oversee SWEPCO’s Residential Energy Efficiency Programs, were quick to volunteer! They met with more than 80 Cabot employees over a period of two and a half hours to discuss ways to save energy at home and at work.  

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The St. Jude Dream Home is seeing green in more ways than one

As in previous years, SWEPCO is a proud sponsor of the 2019 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway that raises funds for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to treat young patients with catastrophic diseases. St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for their child’s care, has provided its services to our SWEPCO employees, families and friends.

Construction taking place at the 2019 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home in Benton, Louisiana, where onlookers can see the green, energy-efficient ZIP System™.

This year, SWEPCO’s Energy Efficiency Team wants to take the partnership one step further by looking at how the home can be constructed for maximum energy efficiency, starting with what’s in the walls. The home, which is under construction in the Kingston Plantation neighborhood in Benton, Louisiana, boasts bright green, ZIP System™ Roof and Wall Sheathing. It’s a one-of-a-kind system made up of plywood and tape that together, create an energy efficient barrier for improved comfort and savings. Plus, it eliminates the need for traditional house wrap.

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Check your insulation to Rule Your Attic! Here’s how.

ENERGY STAR and SWEPCO want you to learn how to take action today and Rule Your Attic!

Nine out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under insulated, according to ENERGY STAR. Under-insulated attics in particular waste homeowners’ money through high energy bills.

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