Southwestern Electric Power (SWEPCO) is an electric utility company that provides electric power to relatively small areas of Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. SWEPCO serves 113,650 customers in western Arkansas, only 7 percent of the state’s electricity consumers. In Arkansas, SWEPCO owns about 60 miles of 345 kV transmission lines that occupy some 1,000 acres of land. Some of this land was acquired in eminent domain lawsuits filed by SWEPCO against private property owners.
SWEPCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP).
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