Southwestern Electric Power Company (AEP SWEPCO)
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Southwestern Electric Power Company is a unit of American Electric Power (AEP SWEPCO). In 2019, AEP SWEPCO generated 10.4 gigawatt hours (GWh) in gross energy savings leveraging the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program serving single and multifamily clients. Additional accomplishments for the AR branch include:
- Improving 257 housing units through a no-cost Home Performance with ENERGY STAR model with a realized savings of 540 megawatt hours (MWh) with the Texarkana Housing Authority, leading to the development of an income-qualified pilot for 2020.
- Continuing support of home performance infrastructure with a no-cost online training portal for CEUs and providing low-cost Building Performance Institute training, marketing materials, sales training and mentoring that is focused on customer service, quality workmanship and time management, resulting in sustained increases in home energy savings and reduced program costs.
- 75 percent of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR participating contractors are Century Club award winners.
- Continuing success on partnering with Black Hills Energy in order to share expenses of contractor recruitment, training and oversight, thus enabling program consistency and expanding scarce resources.