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NWA Following Severe Weather | Update #8

Restoration times may extend further in isolated instances where extensive repairs are needed, or if weather prevents the crews from working safely.  Forecasted storms throughout the weekend could hinder progress. As a result, SWEPCO may continue to revise restoration times to account for complex repairs and potential weather disruptions.  

Restoration times may extend further in isolated instances where extensive repairs are needed, or if weather prevents the crews from working safely.  Forecasted storms throughout the weekend could hinder progress. As a result, SWEPCO may continue to revise restoration times to account for complex repairs and potential weather disruptions.  


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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Obtains Second Vital Piece of Lifesaving Technology with AEP Foundation Grant

The device helps regulate the body temperature of comatose patients, which studies have shown helps them awaken and has the potential to enable patients to have better outcomes post-coma.

The device helps regulate the body temperature of comatose patients, which studies have shown helps them awaken and has the potential to enable patients to have better outcomes post-coma.


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SWEPCO Announces Temporary Lane Closures in Texarkana

Drivers should expect lane closures in Texarkana on Jefferson Avenue, north of 17th street (between 18th and 24th streets). Construction is scheduled to take place Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Drivers should expect lane closures in Texarkana on Jefferson Avenue, north of 17th street (between 18th and 24th streets). Construction is scheduled to take place Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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Lineworker Care Program Launched During SWEPCO Restoration Effort

Working long days, in unfamiliar surroundings during a major storm restoration, can lead to bumps, bruises, and other medical concerns that should not be ignored. And that is the catalyst behind SWEPCO adding a medical station to the lineworker base camp at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds earlier this month.

Working long days, in unfamiliar surroundings during a major storm restoration, can lead to bumps, bruises, and other medical concerns that should not be ignored. And that is the catalyst behind SWEPCO adding a medical station to the lineworker base camp at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds earlier this month.


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SWEPCO Joins Industry Experts Offering Insight on How to Hit a Home Run in Economic Development

Eric Basinger, manager of Economic and Business Development, shared insight on types of industrial businesses looking within SWEPCO’s footprint, current market trends and site development at the 2024 Economic Summit Leadership Conference hosted by Marshall Economic Development Corporation.

Eric Basinger, manager of Economic and Business Development, shared insight on types of industrial businesses looking within SWEPCO’s footprint, current market trends and site development at the 2024 Economic Summit Leadership Conference hosted by Marshall Economic Development Corporation.


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SWEPCO Restoring Power Following Severe Weather I Update #5

More than 95 percent of all SWEPCO customers had power restored late Tuesday night following a severe weather outbreak Sunday that included multiple confirmed tornadoes.

More than 95 percent of all SWEPCO customers had power restored late Tuesday night following a severe weather outbreak Sunday that included multiple confirmed tornadoes.


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SWEPCO Highlights Commitment to Sustainability at Forest Products Decarbonization Forum

SWEPCO recently participated in the inaugural Forest Products Decarbonization Forum hosted by Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

SWEPCO recently participated in the inaugural Forest Products Decarbonization Forum hosted by Texas A&M University-Texarkana.


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Making the Grade: Texas School Districts Seek to Test and Learn from Electric Buses Added to Fleet

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is helping Texas school districts accelerate plans to add electric buses and ensure a smooth and equitable transition as schools diversify their bus fleets. 

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is helping Texas school districts accelerate plans to add electric buses and ensure a smooth and equitable transition as schools diversify their bus fleets. 


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SWEPCO Troublemen Honored For Outstanding Customer Service

Recently, feedback from a couple of SWEPCO customers landed on the desk of President and COO Brett Mattison, and he was quick to celebrate and applaud the outstanding efforts of two SWEPCO lineworkers. 

Recently, feedback from a couple of SWEPCO customers landed on the desk of President and COO Brett Mattison, and he was quick to celebrate and applaud the outstanding efforts of two SWEPCO lineworkers. 


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SWEPCO Assists with Much Needed Northwest Louisiana Development

With assistance from multiple departments within SWEPCO, the ribbon was cut on a much-anticipated grand opening of the new Travel Centers of Americas truck stop and EV charging station near Hosston, Louisiana. 

With assistance from multiple departments within SWEPCO, the ribbon was cut on a much-anticipated grand opening of the new Travel Centers of Americas truck stop and EV charging station near Hosston, Louisiana. 


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