SWEPCO takes part in Safety Day in Longview

Longview Safety Day arc demo with jason howeth

The East Texas Damage Prevention Councils of East Texas hosted a free Safety Day at the Longview Exhibit Building Sept. 28. Attendees had a rare opportunity to see and hear what happens when a backhoe ruptures a gas pipeline. The release of a hazardous liquids pipeline also was demonstrated, along with arriving emergency responders to the scene. SWEPCO showed live arcs of current when conductors touch power lines in a simulator. A fire extinguisher training program was given.

Jason Howeth, Ron Tevebaugh and Sue Haynes represented SWEPCO at the event.

Be aware of lightning strikes during summer storms

Lightning strikes

Summer thunderstorms can rapidly develop with dangerous cloud to ground lightning strokes. Continue reading “Be aware of lightning strikes during summer storms”

SWEPCO presents The Safety Circus In-School Performances

Elementary schools in Arkansas and Louisiana will host a live educational play at no cost, thanks to SWEPCO. Continue reading “SWEPCO presents The Safety Circus In-School Performances”

Mylar balloons and kites can damage SWEPCO lines

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) reminds its customers that metallic coatings on Mylar helium balloons and on kites can cause damage to SWEPCO’s electrical system and cause power losses, emphasizing the need to make sure these objects are not allowed to interfere in the lines. Continue reading “Mylar balloons and kites can damage SWEPCO lines”