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.

Take part in NWLA’s First National Drive Electric Week Event

Join us for Northwest Louisiana’s inaugural National Drive Electric Week event on Saturday, September 14, from 10am to 2pm in the Shreveport Whole Foods Market parking lot.
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Heat Pumps 101

Did you know heat pumps are the most efficient heating and cooling systems available today?

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No-cost, low-cost tips to save energy (and money)

A customer’s bill will lower as the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures becomes smaller, according to Energy.gov.

As temperatures climb this week in the Ark-La-Tex, so will energy use. In addition to encouraging you and your family to stay hydrated, we also want to share with you some tips on how you can conserve energy and keep your electric bill in check.

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Low-Carb Shrimp and Sausage Cauliflower Jambalaya (Induction burner recipe)

By Shelly Marie Redmond, Founder, Skinny Louisiana

You won’t believe how our low-carb picnic menu – including our low-carb shrimp and sausage cauliflower jambalaya – was made using an induction burner on park grounds. Need a quick low-carb family reunion menu? Follow our step-by-step guide.

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New electric buses lower operating costs by 75 percent in Shreveport, Louisiana

By Dinero Washington, CEO Shreveport Area Transit System (SporTran)

On Nov. 11, 2017, five battery-electric buses almost silently hit the streets of Shreveport, La., the third-largest city in the state, joining a fleet of nearly 50 older diesel-powered buses and compressed natural gas (CNG) buses serving a population of 200,000. As CEO of the city’s public transit system, it was a big day for me and my team. Our mission was to seek innovative, fuel- and cost-efficient solutions for public transportation. Would an investment in electric buses make a difference?

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