Powering through summer storms: What you need to know

Summer storms are unpredictable and can happen in a flash.

When storms damage power lines, our crews work hard to get your power back on. Here’s what you need to know to help you stay safe, prepared and connected:

Assemble a kit. Get in front of storms by putting together an emergency preparedness kit that includes (at minimum) non-perishable food, water, a flashlight, batteries, a battery-powered radio, a first aid kit, any necessary medications, extra cash and maps of your area.

Plan ahead. Develop a disaster plan for you and your family. Decide now what you’ll do if there’s an extended power outage. Also, contact family, friends and neighbors who are elderly or have medical conditions.

Be informed. Check your local forecasts on a daily basis and, if you’re away from home, know your exact location so you can easily track weather reports in your area.

Stay connected. Download the SWEPCO mobile app to report outages and stay up-to-date on restoration efforts. For the latest restoration info, visit SWEPCO.com/Outages or follow SWEPCO on Facebook and Twitter.

Stay away, stay alive. Remember, all downed lines are dangerous — they carry an electric current that can cause serious or even fatal injuries. If you encounter a fallen wire, keep yourself and others far away, and call 911 and SWEPCO immediately. Click here to learn what to do if power lines land on your car.

VIDEO: 3 Cheers for Induction Cooking at Home

Induction cooking has been around for a while, but now it’s becoming more popular than ever. And for good reason. Continue reading “VIDEO: 3 Cheers for Induction Cooking at Home”

SWEPCO will pay you to save money

SWEPCO residential customers who own or rent a home or an apartment can upgrade their existing thermostat to an ENERGY STAR®-certified smart thermostat to qualify for a $100 rebate.

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LEDs lead to savings

JJ thumbOne SWEPCO customer has seen the light! Josh J’s replaced most of the incandescent bulbs in his home with LEDs. He’s liking the results, particularly his lower SWEPCO bill. #EnergyEfficiency Continue reading “LEDs lead to savings”

Beware: Scammers targeting SWEPCO customers

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If someone contacts you with threats to disconnect electric service unless you make immediate payment – typically using a prepaid card or another non-traceable form of payment – be alert that you are likely the target of a scam. Continue reading “Beware: Scammers targeting SWEPCO customers”

SWEPCO’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® receives national recognition

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Pictured left to right: Kent Tomlinson, SWEPCO Senior Energy Efficiency & Consumer Program Coordinator, and Jacob Nielsen, CLEAResult Program Manager, stand with the ACEEE Certificate of Recognition for an Exemplary Program

Earlier this year, our Arkansas-specific Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program received an Exemplary Program Award from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. It was recognized for its effectiveness and innovation in helping residential customers achieve greater levels of energy efficiency. Arkansas customers, see if you qualify for the program’s no-cost home energy assessments and energy efficiency improvements today.

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