When planting trees, be safe by calling 811 first and avoiding the right-of-way - Trees require room to grow both above and below ground. This means that before you plant a new tree, you must identify the right kind of tree for your yard - and the right location, away from power lines and underground facilities.
Talk to your nursery or the County Extension Agent for suggestions on low-growing trees that can be planted near power lines. And as always, before you dig, make sure to contact your local One Call Center by calling 811.
Submitted by leslie.kraich on Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:07
If you’re like me and enjoy having your lights on, there are instances where we’ll have to trim trees so your service is not interrupted.
Trimming trees also helps keep the general public safe. Trees contacting a power line can cause fires. They can also create “touch potential” where the tree is partially energized from the line. That’s why we warn kids not to climb trees near power lines.
Submitted by leslie.kraich on Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:29
Helping those affected by the western Oklahoma wildfires
The western Oklahoma wildfires are close to home. TCEC sent two crews and released a contractor to assist Northwestern Electric Cooperative in Woodward with restoration efforts. Northwestern Electric released TCEC’s crews and the contractor this morning.
Oklahoma Emergency Management reported on April 19 that “more than 40 people in Dewey and Woodward counties have reported damages to their homes, outbuildings, vehicles or property.”
Submitted by leslie.kraich on Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:59
TCEC often receives member calls requesting construction to bring power to a new service location where there is no available meter. This can be as simple as adding a new meter installation on an existing pole. It can be as involved as acquiring easements and building new high voltage lines for miles. Members can expect the following when calling to request power to a new location.
Submitted by juliann.graham on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 08:31
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