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Midday Power Outage Update

HOOKER, Okla. (July 1, 2014) – 1 p.m. update: Power has been restored to approximately 5,700 meters since the early morning hours of July 1. More than 3,300 meters remain off pending the replacement and repair of nearly 200 poles damaged by the storm.

Crews from Alfalfa Electric Cooperative, Cimarron Electric Cooperative, Kay Electric Cooperative, Northfork Electric Cooperative, and Oklahoma Electric Cooperative are headed to the Panhandle to assist with power restoration.

Summer storm brings widespread outages

HOOKER, Okla. (July 1, 2014) – A summer storm blew into TCEC’s service territory in the evening hours of June 30 causing widespread damage to the cooperative’s electric system. The storm packed wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour which resulted in the loss of nearly two hundred power poles. At the height of the storm more than 9,000 meters were without power. As of 8 a.m. around 5,000 meters remain without power.

Photo contest winner for July 2014

Pop Tail Shower by Becky Schnaufer of Keyes was the winning photo for July. The theme was 'countryside.'

Pop Tail Shower by Becky Schnaufer

To learn more about the contest theme and entry details, visit photo contest.

Storms knock out power to thousands

As of 10:22 p.m. more than 7,000 members were without power due to storms moving through the service territory. Members are urged to stay safe, stay away from downed power lines, consider them energized and deadly. 

Report downed lines or any other observations near you via the TCEC Mobile app or via telephone at 580-652.2418.

TCEC Employees Win National Awards

Hooker, Okla. (June 11, 2014)  — Zac Perkins of Tri-County Electric Cooperative was awarded the 2014 Brand Champion Award May 15 at the CONNECT ’14 Conference for Cooperative Marketing, Communication & Member Services Professionals.  Along with ten other dedicated co-op employees, Perkins was recognized for his exceptional efforts in making the Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives brand come alive with TCEC members and delivering real value.
 

Bill payment scam targets local utility members

HOOKER, Okla. (June 3, 2014) – TCEC is warning members about a bill payment scam.

 

Members are receiving phone calls claiming their electricity will be turned off within hours unless they make an immediate payment. Individuals impersonating TCEC and other utilities try to gain access to the member’s bank account or ask for payment through a third-party vendor or a prepaid card.

 

Photo contest winner for June 2014

Lisa Chavez of Guymon submitted the winning photo for June 2014. The theme was 'countryside.'

Tiny & Delly by Lisa Chavez

Tiny & Delly.

To learn more about the contest theme and entry details, visit photo contest.

Area Eighth Graders Head to Energy Camp

HOOKER, Okla. (May 23, 2014) – Three area eighth grade students have been selected as winners of Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s (TCEC) Youth Power Energy Camp essay contest. The camp is held at Canyon Camp near Hinton, Okla. each year.

Energy Camp participants develop leadership skills, have summertime fun and learn about rural electrification. Eighth graders across TCEC’s service territory are invited to submit letters to enter the contest each year. Three outstanding eighth graders were selected as winners this year:

Photo contest winner for May 2014

Becky Schnaufer of Keyes submitting the winning photo for the month of May 2014. The theme was 'celebrations.'

Bella on the 4th of July, celebrating our country's birth and honoring all military people that keep us safe.

To learn more about the contest theme and entry details, visit photo contest.

Planned power outage for Western Elkhart on Tuesday, May 6

TCEC will be performing critical maintenance and upgrades to the electric system in Elkhart on Tuesday, May 6. A planned power outage is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, from approximately 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., weather permitting. Members in the affected area shown on the map below will receive an automated phone call in advance of the outage. Contact TCEC at 580.652.2418 to ensure your phone number is current.

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