In their own words, company leaders explain why advanced energy is good for the Arkansas economy.
Jason Brannen, Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation
Jason Brannen, director of Energy Efficiency Programs at Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation, discusses AOG's energy efficiency and weatherization programs, its work in compressed natural gas, and how advanced energy can benefit Arkansas. Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation (AOG) is a natural gas company serving approximately 60,000 customers in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.
Peter Main, Southwestern Electric Power Company
Peter Main, part of Southwestern Electric Power Company's corporate communications team, discusses the growth of SWEPCO's energy efficiency program and the benefits of advanced energy for SWEPCO's customers. SWEPCO, a unit of American Electric Power, delivers electricity to 520,000 customers in east and north Texas and western Arkansas, with over 225,000 of those customers in Louisiana.
David Baker, FutureFuel Chemical Company
David Baker, Senior VP of Operations at FutureFuel Chemical Company, discusses the benefits of advanced energy to Arkansas and Arkansan workers and why the state's advanced energy industry needs to collaborate to succeed. Based in Batesville, Arkansas, FutureFuel is a leading U.S. manufacturer of premium biofuels and custom and specialty organic chemicals.
Gary McChesney, FutureFuel Chemical Company
Gary McChensey, Chief Technology Officer of FutureFuel Chemical Company, discusses his role as Chairman of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (an AEE partner) and the need for advanced energy businesses to collaborate to remain competitive. Based in Batesville, Arkansas, FutureFuel is a leading U.S. manufacturer of premium biofuels and custom and specialty organic chemicals.
Michael Skelly, Clean Line Energy
Michael Skelly, President and Founder of Clean Line Energy, discusses Clean Line Energy's role in the future of U.S. energy transmission and the need for the advanced energy industry to develop a unified voice. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with operations in Arkansas, Clean Line Energy is developing a series of long distance high voltage direct current transmission projects to move advanced energy to market.