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    SWEPCO's Home Performance with ENERGY STARĀ® Receives National Recognition

    Originally posted as a SWEPCO Press Release | February 11, 2019 | Southwestern Electric Power Company | Original Article

    SHREVEPORT, La., Jan. 17, 2019 – The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has recognized Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power company (NYSE: AEP), for having one of America’s outstanding energy efficiency programs. In a national review, ACEEE selected SWEPCO’s Arkansas-specific Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program to receive an Exemplary Program Award based on its effectiveness and innovation in helping residential customers achieve greater levels of energy efficiency.

    “These programs are delivering energy savings that help customers reduce their costs and maintain comfortable, durable, safe homes and productive businesses,” said Rachel Gold, ACEEE’s Utilities Program senior manager.

    SWEPCO's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® offers no-cost home energy assessments and energy efficiency improvements. In addition to a thorough evaluation of a customer’s home energy use, an approved contractor provides energy-saving, comfort-enhancing upgrades as needed.

    “ACEEE conducted this national review to recognize outstanding energy efficiency programs and honor the people and organizations responsible for their success,” added Seth Nowak, ACEEE’s lead author and project manager of this review.

    Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is among 53 outstanding programs profiled in the full report, The New Leaders of the Pack: ACEEE’s Fourth National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs.

    “We’re proud to have this program that helps customers save a meaningful amount of money on their energy bills,” said SWEPCO Senior Energy Efficiency & Consumer Program Coordinator Kent Tomlinson. “Our hope, with this national honor, is for other utilities to replicate this model for their customer base so we can build a brighter future together.”

    SWEPCO also has a wide range of energy efficiency programs for residential, small business, commercial and industrial customers.

    The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy is a nonprofit research group based in Washington, D.C.

    About Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO)
    SWEPCO, an American Electric Power (AEP: NYSE) company, serves 535,000 customers in western Arkansas, northwest and central Louisiana, northeast Texas and the Texas Panhandle. SWEPCO’s headquarters are in Shreveport, La. News releases and other information about SWEPCO can be found at

    About American Electric Power (AEP)
    American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to our customers. AEP’s more than 17,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 219,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 32,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,300 megawatts of renewable energy. AEP’s family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide.