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Oklahoma Panhandle breezes through

TCEC is always prepared to respond to potential weather events such as the forecasted blizzard over Christmas weekend. Although, the Oklahoma Panhandle breezed through the weekend without snow, the area was hit by bitter cold, dry winds. 

Prepare before the storm

TCEC has been monitoring the coming winter weather event to be prepared in case of potential damage to the system and possible widespread outages. A winter storm system is forecasted to impact TCEC’s service territory and surrounding areas beginning the Saturday after Christmas, December 26, and continuing through early Tuesday morning, December 29. While precipitation amounts will vary across the cooperative’s service territory, cold temperatures and wet conditions are a combination for possible power outages.

‘Needles’ in the storm

During whiteout weather conditions, trying to find the cause of power outages is often like trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack.
On Sunday, December 13, a snowstorm with high winds and whiteout conditions blew through the Panhandle causing about 6,700 total outages of varying durations and locations. The outages began about 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon and continued until power was restored to all affected areas at about 3 a.m. on Monday morning.  

'Turn on' your blankets

     Stop shivering at night with a little help from an electric blanket.
     An electric blanket or mattress pad could save you up to 3 percent on your heating bill—for each degree you lower your thermostat overnight. And you won’t feel cold.

Thanksgiving goes cold

Thanksgiving goes cold


TCEC monitored the Thanksgiving weekend weather all week prior to prepare for the possibility of a major ice event. Members were notified through press releases, TCEC’s website and social media to prepare themselves as well.

TCEC urges weather preparedness

TCEC urges weather preparedness

No, it’s NOT just another trip!

Parents, are you thinking camps cost a bunch? Students, are you wondering if will there will be kids you don’t know from everywhere and what will be in it for me? You have never been on a trip like youth tour in Washington D.C., leadership camp in Steamboats Springs, Colorado, or energy camp in Hinton, Oklahoma. Yes, there will be hundreds kids you don’t know from everywhere just like you. You never know who might show up on these trips.

Oklahoma Living magazine recognizes TCEC communicator

OKLAHOMA CITY - JuliAnn Graham, TCEC communications coordinator, recently received recognition in the 2015 “OKIES” statewide awards program, sponsored by Oklahoma Living magazine and the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives.  Graham received an Award of Excellence in the Best Lead category for “Lights Out,” a feature on the Okie-Tex Star Party held in Kenton, Okla.  

Beware of scams targeting TCEC members

TCEC members have recently reported receiving phone calls claiming their electricity will be turned off 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. Payment scams like this are an issue nationwide so it’s important all members are aware of the possibility they may be contacted.

TCEC observes Fire Prevention and Cooperative Month with donation to first responders

Area first responders received financial donations from Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) on Oct. 22. Zac Perkins, TCEC chief operating officer, presented the checks during a recent meeting. TCEC also provided the barbecue meal for the meeting. October is Fire Prevention Month and National Cooperative Month so the timing was perfect for the contributions.


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