Panel on electricity in Arkansas set for Sept. 23

Concerned about a proposed SWEPCO rate increase and developing energy efficiency?

The League of Women Voters of Washington County will present a panel discussion on the electrical power dilemma facing SWEPCO customers and all Arkansans at the Fayetteville Public Library on Wednesday, September 23 at 6pm.

From the release:

Arkansas finds itself with a need to expand its electrical production at the same time that it has an overcapacity. A controversial coal-fired generating plant, serious environmental concerns, and ratepayer cost increases combine for a perfect “electrical” storm.

Panelists inlclude Sandra Byrd, VP, Strategic Affairs, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and former chair of the Arkansas Public Service Commission; Nicholas Brown, President and CEO of Southwest Power Pool, Inc.; Ken Smith, Executive Director of Audubon Arkansas, an organization involved in the lawsuit over the J.W.Turk, Jr. coal-fired plant; and Eddie Moore, an attorney working with Audubon on electric efficiency and ratepayers issues and representing the Arkansas Public Policy Panel on energy issues during the 2009 legislative session.

The panel will be moderated by Hoyt Purvis of the U of A’s Walter J. Lemke Journalism Department. There will be an opportunity for Q & A after the program.

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