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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


FORM 8-K


CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
December 29, 2017
SOUTHWESTERN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
1-3146
Delaware
72-0323455
(Commission File Number)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH
43215
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
614-716-1000
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 2.06.    Material Impairments

Reference is made to page 143 of Southwestern Electric Power Company’s (SWEPCo) Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2017 under SWEPCo Rate Matters- 2016 Texas Base Rate Case for a discussion of SWEPCo’s base rate filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). Previously, the Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) issued their proposal for decision which included certain investment disallowances and recovery of but no return on Welsh Plant, Unit 2. In a December 2017 Open Meeting, the PUCT issued an oral decision which among other items, approved recovery of, but no return on, the remaining net book value of the retired Welsh Plant Unit 2. As a result of the oral decision, SWEPCo anticipates recording an impairment charge in the fourth quarter of 2017 currently estimated to be approximately $18 million to $22 million (pre-tax) which includes approximately $6 million to $8 million associated with the lack of a return on Welsh Plant, Unit 2 and approximately $12 million to $14 million related to other disallowed investments in plant. A final written order is pending from the PUCT.

Item 8.01.    Other Events
    
In the December 2017 Open Meeting, the PUCT also issued an oral decision approving an annual net revenue increase of approximately $50 million effective May 2017, including recovery of the Texas share of certain environmental investments as of June 30, 2016. The $50 million annual net revenue increase includes a return on common equity of 9.6%. As a result, SWEPCo anticipates recording additional revenue of approximately $32 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 associated with the approved net revenue increase for the period May 2017 through December 2017. A final written order is pending from the PUCT.








SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 
SOUTHWESTERN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Thomas G. Berkemeyer
 
Name:
Thomas G. Berkemeyer
 
Title:
Assistant Secretary

December 29, 2017