Have you heard of induction cooktops? Induction cooking is faster, easier and more efficient. This means a lower SWEPCO bill, while cooking your food faster and better.
Induction elements transfer electromagnetic energy through the glass surface directly to the pot, with no burners — and no wasted energy. It’s also a great safety feature. No heat is transferred from the induction elements – even when they’re on – until the proper pots and pans are placed on them, keeping you and your family safe.
The induction elements also use 30% less energy than electric coils and far less than gas burners, adding up to more cost savings. Induction cooking lets you control and maintain cooking temperatures easily and precisely, in no time at all. Just look, in the time it takes to boil water, you’ve learned about the benefits of induction cooking!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.