Installing Generating Equipment

Electric Generating Equipment Considerations

Considering the installation of electric generating equipment? Southwestern Electric Power Company is ready to work with you on the safe and reliable interconnection of your electric generating equipment with the Southwestern Electric Power Company system.

Off-the-shelf portable generators, often used for backup or emergency power, should not be connected to your internal wiring without proper isolation from Southwestern Electric Power Company network.

However, if you are considering the installation of permanent electric generating equipment (such as a solar or wind generating system), which will be used often and connected to your internal wiring, we can help by reviewing your plans. Following the proper interconnection procedures is important for your safety and for the reliable operation of the Southwestern Electric Power Company system and your installation.

For more specific information contact our Distributed Generation Coordinators at:

Louisiana:

Stephen V. Brocato CEM, CDSM, CGP
Customer Service Account Representative
AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co.
428 Travis Street
Shreveport, LA  71101
Phone: 318-673-3551
Email: svbrocato @aep.com

Texas:

Jeff Thigpen
Alt Energy Resource Mgr.
AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co.
428 Travis St
Shreveport, LA
Phone: 318-673-3372
Email: jdthigpen@aep.com

Arkansas:

James Depew
Customer Services Account Representative
AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co.
101 W Township St.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone: 479-935-5808
Email: jedepew@aep.com