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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)
January 17, 2018
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 8.01.    Other Events
Reference is made to page 144 of Southwestern Electric Power Company’s (SWEPCo) Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2017 under SWEPCo Rate Matters- Louisiana Turk Prudence Review for a discussion of its proceeding at the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) regarding its recovery of the Louisiana jurisdictional share of the Turk Plant. In October 2017, the LPSC staff filed testimony contending that SWEPCo failed to continue to evaluate the suspension or cancellation of the Turk Plant during its construction period. In January 2018, SWEPCo entered into a settlement agreement with the LPSC staff. The settlement agreement has not been filed and will require the approval of the LPSC. Based on SWEPCo’s commitments to the LPSC staff in the settlement agreement, management has determined that the settlement agreement would result in a disallowance of $18.5 million of previously capitalized Turk Plant costs and would also require SWEPCo to establish a $9.5 million regulatory liability for previously collected revenues associated with the disallowed portion of the Turk Plant. The impact of the settlement agreement will reduce SWEPCo’s fourth quarter 2017 pre-tax income by approximately $23 million.







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

January 17, 2018