Lighting upgrades result in $12k in incentives for CADA of NWLA Bossier Treatment Center

Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse of NWLA Bossier Treatment Center earns $12,455.55 in incentives from SWEPCO’s LA Commercial & Industrial Solutions Program for LED Lighting Upgrade project

Left to right: Jeff Thigpen of SWEPCO; CADA Chief Administrative Officer Christine Perez; Stacey Butler of Butler Electric, LLC and CADA Executive Director Bill Rose.

The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) Bossier Treatment Center received a check for $12,455.55, representing the incentive earned in our Louisiana Small Business Direct Install Program.

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How to avoid spikes in your energy bill this summer

Erica Crawford, customer operations supervisor, explains our Average Monthly Payment plan (AMP). Continue reading “How to avoid spikes in your energy bill this summer”

Eric Basinger named Manager, Economic and Business Development

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Eric Basinger

Eric Basinger has been named Manager, Economic and Business Development for AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), and will be responsible for economic development activities across SWEPCO’ s three-state service area of Northwest Louisiana, western Arkansas and east and north Texas. Continue reading “Eric Basinger named Manager, Economic and Business Development”

LSU Health Shreveport benefits from Energy Efficiency upgrades

LSU Health Shreveport earns $11,680 from SWEPCO’s LA Commercial & Industrial Solutions Program

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L to R: Marc Gibson, director of physical plant and facility planning; Justin Roy, project manager, LSU Health Shreveport; Jeff Thigpen, SWEPCO EE and Ryan Stillwell, CLEAResult


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SWEPCO Restoring Power in Valley

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.

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AEP Foundation Funds Traveling Sci-Port Exhibit


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.

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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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