AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is committed to providing the electricity that customers need. To that end, the company plans to address the need for a stronger, more reliable transmission grid in the Shreveport-Bossier City area by investing more than $46 million to upgrade the local infrustructure. Projects begin in 2015 and will continue through 2018.


Your Good Neighbor

SWEPCO has been a part of the communities in Shreveport – Bossier City for over 100 years. While we’ve undergone name changes in those 100 years, our commitment to safe delivery of reliable electricity to our customers has never changed. We are proud to be a part of Shreveport – Bossier City. These improvements to our local electrical system will help support the continuing growth and economic development in our area. While these improvements are critical to the long term reliability and safety of the electric system, we understand that at times utility work can be inconvenient. SWEPCO employees will work hard to address concerns and offer responsible solutions.

Powering Up Shreveport - Bossier City Projects:


Powering Up: Ellerbe Road – South Shreveport

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) began work in the Cedar Grove area of Shreveport in October 2015 to address the need for stronger, more reliable electric service in the region.

Powering Up: Cedar Grove Area

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company plans to rebuild nearly 2.50 miles of existing transmission line in the Cedar Grove area of Shreveport. Upgrades to the existing 138-kilovolt (kV) system will benefit the area by providing more reliable electric service for growth and economic development.

Powering Up: Stoner Hill Area

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is planning to rebuild approximately 1.7 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in the Stoner Hill area of Shreveport.

Powering Up: Summer Grove Area

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is planning to build a new substation, and approximately 1.5 miles of new 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in the Summer Grove area.



 

Powering Up Shreveport-Bossier City

WHAT:

The employees of AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) are committed to providing the electricity that customers need. To that end, the company plans to upgrade the aging electric backbone of the area with a $46 million reliability transmission program called Powering Up Shreveport – Bossier City.

WHY:

A safe, reliable electric transmission system delivers power to communities so that electricity can be distributed to homes and businesses. These transmission system upgrades will bolster the electric network to support the area’s growth and economic development.

WHERE:

Powering Up will improve electric service to customers in the Shreveport and Bossier City area. The majority of the work will take place in existing right-of-way.




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