Storms with high winds moved through SWEPCO’s Louisiana service area, impacting a peak of 14,000 customers at 2 a.m. Friday, May 27. Hardest hit is the company’s Valley District, where 6,000 customers were out of power at the peak of the storms at 1 a.m. in the Hornbeck area, and 4,000 were out of electricity in the Natchitoches area at the peak of 5 a.m. Friday.
The check presentation was held during SWEPCO Safety Day activities May 21 at Sci-Port to celebrate National Electrical Safety Month. SWEPCO and Sci-Port employees during news conference as Carey Sullivan, director of SWEPCO corporate communications, left, and Ann Fumarolo, Sci-Port president/CEO, hold the Foundation check for $300,000.
An AEP Foundation gift of $300,000 will fund a new traveling exhibit for Sci-Port Discovery Center. The exhibit will educate children on the basics of energy and the importance of sustainability.
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. Continue reading “Questions, Answers about Tree Trimming”