Reliability improves for Grand Saline residents

Over the past year, we’ve worked with the City of Grand Saline to improve the reliability of their energy service. Infrastructure improvements for the community include a new substation and the installation of 24 new poles.

Reliability changes discussed with South Bossier residents

Stefan Urion (middle), distribution risk and reliability manager, talks with Bossier City residents about reliability improvements for their neighborhood.

More than 45 South Bossier City neighbors attended a SWEPCO Open House Thursday afternoon at Elm Grove Middle School to learn about electric reliability improvements for the Shady Grove, Sun City, Savannah Place and Bellaire neighborhoods.

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SWEPCO Open House for South Bossier


Come learn how the improvements we’re making today will increase reliability in South Bossier, Louisiana.  Continue reading “SWEPCO Open House for South Bossier”

Underground power grid upgrades begin in Haughton’s Dogwood Park

Construction has begun in Haughton’s Dogwood Park to replace more than 24,000 feet of underground electric cable that is at the end of its useful life. This $1.5 million investment will improve the safety and reliability of service for customers.

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SWEPCO planned outage for North Bossier customers Thursday, June 8

Repair work on the Linton Road bridge continues as SWEPCO will need to de-energize power lines for the contractor to perform bridge piling work. The planned outage for area customers will begin at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, June 8, and last about 4-5 hours. SWEPCO has attempted to reach customers with a scheduled outage phone call as a reminder. Thanks for your patience during this time.


SWEPCO dragline successfully crosses I-49 on its way to new mining reserves

Dolet Night photo of dragline crossing I-49

The 40-day moving process to the new mining area ensures continued positive economic impact in the area. Photo courtesy of Fescue Burton, Dolet Hills Lignite Company. Continue reading “SWEPCO dragline successfully crosses I-49 on its way to new mining reserves”

SWEPCO Issues Request for Proposals for Purchase of Wind Energy Assets

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SWEPCO today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of wind energy assets as the company seeks to add more renewable energy to its diverse resource mix. Continue reading “SWEPCO Issues Request for Proposals for Purchase of Wind Energy Assets”

Questions, Answers about Tree Trimming

Trees are part of a community’s greatest assets. They’re also one of the most common causes of power outages. One tree can knock out power to hundreds or even thousands of customers. That’s why we work to manage the growth of trees in neighborhoods, and to protect nearby power lines that provide electric service.

We’ve heard questions and concerns from customers about our tree trimming practices. Here are the answers.

Q. Why does SWEPCO clear trees away from power lines?
A. Planned trimming and removal of trees and other vegetation prevents extended outages at inconvenient times. It’s part of our work to deliver safe, reliable electric service to your home.
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Construction Schedule for Transmission Line project in North Shreveport and Bossier City Announced


We will soon move forward with plans to rebuild about five miles of an existing  69,000-volt transmission line in north Shreveport and Bossier City across the Red River.

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