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More than just a light company: 2021 Community Contributions

In 2021, the American Electric Power Foundation and SWEPCO donated $1.83 million to non-profit organizations throughout our territories in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.  In addition, employees donated 672.5 hours to volunteer with various programs throughout the year. 

In 2021, the American Electric Power Foundation and SWEPCO donated $1.83 million to non-profit organizations throughout our territories in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.  In addition, employees donated 672.5 hours to volunteer with various programs throughout the year. 


The Pirkey Dozen: End of an era

Twelve of the original maintenance employees to remain at Pirkey Power Plant for final operation on March 31, 2023, share memories of their time at the plant.

Twelve of the original maintenance employees to remain at Pirkey Power Plant for final operation on March 31, 2023, share memories of their time at the plant.


The future of homes is coming to life in north Shreveport

A look inside Trinity Bluff, a collaboration between SWEPCO and DSLD Homes.

A look inside Trinity Bluff, a collaboration between SWEPCO and DSLD Homes.


SWEPCO Energy Efficiency programs receive national recognition

The programs earned ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Awards for their superior energy saving achievements that benefit customers and the environment.

The programs earned ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Awards for their superior energy saving achievements that benefit customers and the environment.


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. 


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