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TCEC power more than 90 percent restored

HOOKER, Okla. (July 3, 2014, 5 p.m. update) – As of 4 p.m. on July 3., TCEC distribution lines were being energized and power had been restored to 91 percent of the meters originally affected by the June 30 storm. About 800 meters remain off as crews continue to work into the evening. Restoration efforts are now focused on tap lines then will turn to individual service lines.

TCEC makes major progress in restoring power

HOOKER, Okla. (July 3, 2014, 8 a.m. update) – As of 8 a.m., TCEC has restored power to 88 percent of the approximately 9,000 meters originally affected by the June 30 storm. Approximately 1,100 meters still remain off, with the majority in Texas and Cimarron Counties. Additional crews from Greenbelt Electric Cooperative, Central Rural Electric Cooperative and Northwestern Electric Cooperative as well as a contract crew from North Plains Electric Cooperative are joining power restoration efforts today. Fifteen crews are now in the field.

Power outages dwindle as restoration work progresses

Restoration work continues

HOOKER, Okla. (July 2, 2014, 2 p.m. update) – As of 2 p.m., TCEC has restored power to 86 percent of the approximately 9,000 meters originally affected by the June 30 storm. Approximately 1,200 meters remain off at this time, with the majority in Texas and Cimarron Counties. Some smaller, scattered outages continue in other areas.

Power restoration efforts continue

HOOKER, Okla. (July 2, 2014, 8:45 a.m.) – Efforts to restore power for affected TCEC members continue today. At the height of the storm on June 30, more than 9,000 meters were without power. As of 8:30 a.m. today, power has been restored to 77 percent of the affected meters with about 2,000 meters remaining off. Of the 270 damaged poles, 30 have been replaced. Other cooperatives have sent crews to help with restoration efforts so TCEC has 11 crews working extended hours to restore power to members.

Assessment and restoration efforts continue

HOOKER, Okla. (July 1, 2014) – 5 p.m. update: Power has been restored to approximately 6,300 meters from a high of 9,000 meters since the early morning hours of July 1. More than 2,700 meters remain off with 30 poles replaced today out of the 270 damaged by the storm. Crews will continue their restoration efforts Wednesday morning. Assessment during the daylight revealed additional poles lost and damaged equipment. More damages are expected to be found as assessment and restoration continue.

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.
 

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