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Employees' experience, knowledge transfers to wind farms

Russell Pitts had every intention of retiring from Pirkey power plant.

"I grew up there. I had 20 years there,” said Pitts, who started as an electrician at the coal-fired plant in Texas and rose to instrument supervisor. “When they announced the plant would close in 2023, I figured I had a lot of years left.”

Russell Pitts had every intention of retiring from Pirkey power plant.

"I grew up there. I had 20 years there,” said Pitts, who started as an electrician at the coal-fired plant in Texas and rose to instrument supervisor. “When they announced the plant would close in 2023, I figured I had a lot of years left.”


AEP Foundation helps send 3 Northwest Louisiana teams to world’s largest rocket challenge

A $4,000 grant helps to offset cost for students to attend American Rocketry Challenge in the Washington D.C. area on May 14.

A $4,000 grant helps to offset cost for students to attend American Rocketry Challenge in the Washington D.C. area on May 14.


Pavilion at Eagle Watch Nature Trail named after late employee

During SWEPCO's annual Earth Day celebration at Eagle Watch Nature Trail in Gentry, Ark., a permanent plaque was unvieled naming the wildlife area's main pavilion the "Terry Stanfill Pavilion" – a tribute to the late retired Flint Creek employee who helped create and manage the 65-acre project along SWEPCO Lake.

During SWEPCO's annual Earth Day celebration at Eagle Watch Nature Trail in Gentry, Ark., a permanent plaque was unvieled naming the wildlife area's main pavilion the "Terry Stanfill Pavilion" – a tribute to the late retired Flint Creek employee who helped create and manage the 65-acre project along SWEPCO Lake.


Tabetha Jackson becomes third female DSS in SWEPCO's history

With AEP's focus on narrowing the leadership gender gap, Jackson is the latest female to break the proverbial glass ceiling in the utility industry.

With AEP's focus on narrowing the leadership gender gap, Jackson is the latest female to break the proverbial glass ceiling in the utility industry.


Improved outage text alerts

A new feature keeps you in touch with SWEPCO until you confirm your power is restored.

A new feature keeps you in touch with SWEPCO until you confirm your power is restored.


Traverse wind farm now serving SWEPCO customers

Traverse is the third and final wind project in the North Central Energy Facilities (NCEF) in Oklahoma that will provide 1,484 MW of clean energy – enough to power 440,000 homes. 

Traverse is the third and final wind project in the North Central Energy Facilities (NCEF) in Oklahoma that will provide 1,484 MW of clean energy – enough to power 440,000 homes. 


High bill concerns? We’re here to help.

If you receive a higher than normal SWEPCO bill, it may be due to a number of factors. To start, there’s often increased electricity use this time of year to combat the winter cold.

If you receive a higher than normal SWEPCO bill, it may be due to a number of factors. To start, there’s often increased electricity use this time of year to combat the winter cold.


The EV Debate: Common concerns with electric vehicles

If you've been shopping for a new car in Shreveport recently, you know that EVs are rapidly growing in popularity. You might even be considering one yourself but have some reservations.

If you've been shopping for a new car in Shreveport recently, you know that EVs are rapidly growing in popularity. You might even be considering one yourself but have some reservations.


Hornbeck lineman’s quick actions aid 80-year-old Florien resident

SWEPCO Lineman Dincel Newton will tell you he is always looking for potential hazards while driving. The morning of Wednesday, July 7, was no different as Newton drove to a job site in Many, Louisiana.

SWEPCO Lineman Dincel Newton will tell you he is always looking for potential hazards while driving. The morning of Wednesday, July 7, was no different as Newton drove to a job site in Many, Louisiana.


SWEPCO announces $1M in grants from AEP Foundation to Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Gifts are part of the Delivering on the Dream: Social and Racial Justice grant program.

Gifts are part of the Delivering on the Dream: Social and Racial Justice grant program.


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