NEWS: SWEPCO celebrates MTC’s Green Initiative

NEWS: SWEPCO celebrates MTC’s Green Initiative

Program savings could amount to $66,000 annually



By Amber Lollar
Representatives of Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) traveled to MTC East Texas Treatment Facility, to recognize their successful conservation initiative, on Monday afternoon.
Region III Vice President, Michael Bell and Region III Warden, Kerry Dixon were on hand to accept an oversized check in the sum of $61,916.46.

Warden John Rupert and his East Texas team have implemented their Green Initiative in an effort to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint. The first stage consists of replacing over 2,000 fluorescent lights with energy saving LED bulbs.

According to SWEPCO’s Consumer Pro-grams representatives, these initial changes are projected to save approximately 92 kW in demand and 664,000 kWh in energy, per year. This translates to a monetary savings of approximately $66,000 a year, roughly $5,533 per month.

When asked about future conservation plans, Finance Manager, Kaylene Joslin said, “Ideas are being considered but nothing has been finalized. We are always searching for the next opportunity to reduce our impact on the environment.”

From left: Region III Warden Kerry Dixon, Major Peggy Montoya, Assistant Warden Elizabeth Tyson, Assistant Warden Linda Thomas, Warden John Rupert, Finance Manager Kaylene Joslin, Region III Vice President Michael Bell and SWEPCO Representative Mike Nix.

About East Texas Treatment Facility

East Texas Treatment Facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association—
achieving 100% compliance for both mandatory and non-mandatory standards in
its most recent audit. Other accreditations and certifications include the Correctional
Education Association and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).