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.Continue reading “No-cost, low-cost tips to save energy (and money)”
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.Continue reading “Low-Carb Shrimp and Sausage Cauliflower Jambalaya (Induction burner recipe)”
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?Continue reading “New electric buses lower operating costs by 75 percent in Shreveport, Louisiana”
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:
- National Energy Conservation Services, a SWEPCO contractor since 2013
- Energy Misers, Inc., a SWEPCO contractor since 2014
- Evans Go Green, a SWEPCO contractor since 2014
- e3 solutions, a SWEPCO contractor since 2015
- D&A Conservation, a SWEPCO contractor since 2016
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.Continue reading “SWEPCO participates in Cabot’s worldwide Sustainability Day”
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.Continue reading “The St. Jude Dream Home is seeing green in more ways than one”
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”