SWEPCO Crews Heading to Florida in Preparation for Hurricane Sally

SHREVEPORT, La., Sept. 15, 2020 – Sixty-three employees of Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an AEP company, are heading to Pensacola Beach, Fla., in preparation for Hurricane Sally. Gulf Power has asked for assistance from SWEPCO crews after the hurricane makes landfall.

“In the utility industry, providing mutual aid is not a matter of ‘if,’ but a matter of ‘when,’” said Drew Seidel, SWEPCO vice president of Distribution Region Operations. “After Hurricane Laura, 3,500 workers from 15 states and Canada helped SWEPCO employees get the lights for our customers. Now, it’s our turn to help out another energy company’s customers. Throughout this storm run, our crews will work as safely and quickly as possible to get the power restored.”

Convoys of SWEPCO trucks this morning left SWEPCO service centers in Shreveport and Natchitoches, La.; and Longview and Texarkana, Texas.


About Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO)

SWEPCO, an American Electric Power (AEP: NYSE) company, serves more than 543,000 customers in northwest and central Louisiana, northeast Texas and the Texas Panhandle, and western Arkansas. SWEPCO's headquarters are in Shreveport, La. News releases and other information about SWEPCO can be found at SWEPCO.com. Connect with us at Facebook.com/SWEPCO, Twitter.com/SWEPCOnews, Instagram.com/swepco, Youtube.com/SWEPCOtv, LinkedIn.com/company/swepco and SWEPCOConnections.com.


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 approximately 17,400 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 221,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with more than 30,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including approximately 5,300 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, east Texas and the Texas Panhandle). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners, and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. For more information, visit aep.com.


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