SWEPCO seeking more clean energy

SWEPCO’s long-term plan calls for more than one-third of the energy required by customers to be generated from wind and solar sources over the next 20 years

SWEPCO is planning to put more wind energy to work for customers.

In a proposal recently filed with utility regulators, SWEPCO is asking for approval to add 810 megawatts (MW) of wind energy by 2022. This proposal supports SWEPCO’s long-term plan of significantly increasing its use of more environmentally friendly energy sources such as wind and solar.

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Eagle Watch Nature Trail has new boardwalk

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Visitors enjoy the new boardwalk during a recent Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society field trip to Eagle Watch Nature Trail. (Photo by Terry Stanfill)

The Eagle Watch Nature Trail at SWEPCO Lake in Northwest Arkansas has a new boardwalk to enhance visitors’ views of the lake and the area’s abundance of wildlife.

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Flint Creek Power Plant recognized for environmental excellence

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Flint Creek Power Plant in Gentry, Ark., has been awarded Conservation Certification by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) in recognition of the plant’s commitment to environmental stewardship.  Continue reading “Flint Creek Power Plant recognized for environmental excellence”

Solar panels are a bright idea at Pirkey Park

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Today, our Pirkey Environmental Park has six panels which provide 16 amps. Inside a battery room nearby, a 110 plug in powered by the solar panels feeds a small heater as a start to what’s to come. Continue reading “Solar panels are a bright idea at Pirkey Park”