SWEPCO offers payment assistance programs

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Summer is the most important time of year to make sure the A.C. keeps running, but it's also the most expensive. Fortunately, SWEPCO offers a couple of financial assistance programs for people who are struggling to keep up with the Summer-time bills.

One such program is the Neighbor to Neighbor program, which allows people who can afford a little extra to donate to those who can't even afford to make the base payments. SWEPCO also adds $50,000 per summer to this fund, to help bolster the donation money. This program has raised nearly two million dollars since its start in 1993.

Another helpful tool is the Annual Monthly Payment (AMP) program. This program lowers the cost of summer-time bills, in exchange for slightly higher winter bills. The more uniform monthly payments helps budgeting, and let's you avoid those summer-time bill hikes.

SWEPCO urges people to contact them at 1-888-216-3523 if they are going to have trouble paying a bill. They will make use of these programs to work out a payment plan which works for both parties.