SWEPCO offers discounts on LED lights at stores in Shreveport, Longview and Marshall

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SWEPCO currently has agreements in place and qualifying LEDs for sale at Home Depot, Lowes and Walmart locations in Shreveport, La. and in Longview and Marshall, Texas. Continue reading “SWEPCO offers discounts on LED lights at stores in Shreveport, Longview and Marshall”

AEP Foundation gift helps Providence House in Shreveport

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John Hubbard, SWEPCO external affairs manager in Shreveport, left, with Providence House staff. Continue reading “AEP Foundation gift helps Providence House in Shreveport”

General Cable Plant in Marshall receives LED Lighting Incentive

General Cable Plant Manager Jeremy Couey, left, with SWEPCO’s Jeff Thigpen and Jack Andres at plant site in Marshall.

General Cable’s new plant expansion in Marshall, Texas, will feature high-efficiency light-emitting diode (LED) lights both inside and outside the facility. Through SWEPCO’s Texas Commercial Standard Offer Program, General Cable earned just over $80,000 in incentives for this advanced lighting installation.

Using LED lighting in the expanded portion of the plant, General Cable will save approximately 785,000 kWh annually, saving the company approximately $45,000 a year. This amount of annual kWh savings is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from 1.3 million miles driven by an average passenger vehicle, according to EPA.gov.

“General Cable is pleased with our partnership with SWEPCO as we continuously improve our business with this environmentally conscious use of lighting,” said Jeremy Couey, plant manager for General Cable. “This installation allows us to positively impact the environment, reduce our cost and provide better illumination to our world-class manufacturing plant. It’s a win for everyone and we look forward to further partnership opportunities with SWEPCO.”

“SWEPCO is excited to partner with General Cable on this project and demonstrate how LED technology can work in the industrial application,” said Paul Pratt, energy efficiency and consumer programs manager.

The Commercial Standard Offer Program (CSOP) helps SWEPCO business customers save energy and money by providing facility improvement recommendations and financial incentives based on the verified electric energy and demand savings. For detailed program information, visit SWEPCO.com/Save.


SWEPCO makes $25,000 AEP Foundation gift presentation to Clarendon College

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SWEPCO officials present the $25,000 check to Dr. Robert Riza, second from left, president of Clarendon College, for use in their nursing programs. Continue reading “SWEPCO makes $25,000 AEP Foundation gift presentation to Clarendon College”

Storms hit SWEPCO for second holiday in a row


The Saturday, July 1 thunderstorms kicked off the long holiday weekend by packing winds up to 45 miles per hour, with gusts up to 60 mph, downing power lines and trees across three states. Continue reading “Storms hit SWEPCO for second holiday in a row”

City of Longview thanks SWEPCO for its storm restoration efforts

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Longview Mayor Andy Mack, left, with SWEPCO employees at a recent city council meeting. Continue reading “City of Longview thanks SWEPCO for its storm restoration efforts”

SWEPCO offers Tropical Storm Cindy preparation and safety tips


With tropical weather threatening the South Louisiana coast, SWEPCO offers the following storm preparation and safety tips: Continue reading “SWEPCO offers Tropical Storm Cindy preparation and safety tips”