Dec. 20 — According to a press release from Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), the company submitted a request on Dec. 16, 2016, seeking a base rate increase in Texas. The company is requesting that the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) increase the Southwestern Electric Power Company’s rates by approximately $69 million annually. New rates could go into effect in mid-to-late 2017, if approved.

— Daily Tribune