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Photo Contest Winner for September 2014

Congratulations to Jack Schnaufer of Keyes for submitting the winning photo for September. ‘Countryside’ was the contest theme. The photo description he submitted said, “Wind and snow sculpture, with Nature as the artist.”

Photo Contest Winner For August 2014

Water Color Skies by Kayla Hinds of Boise City was the winning photo for August. The contest theme was 'countryside.'

Water Color Skies winning photo by Kayla Hinds of Boise City

TCEC Announces District Meeting Results


HOOKER, Okla. (July 28, 2014) – TCEC hosted district meetings the week of July 21 to hold elections for the board of trustees in accordance with the bylaws of the cooperative.

Local winners return from TCEC sponsored Youth Tour

Left: Shalyn Farrington, Beaver; Rayna Wall, Hooker; Vanessa Wiebe, Hooker

HOOKER, Okla. (July 17, 2014) – Youth Tour students returned to the Panhandle in June from a packed schedule touring the nation’s capital. The 2014 winners of TCEC’s Youth Tour contest were:

TCEC recovers from summer storm

HOOKER, Okla. (July 9, 2014) – Power has been restored to all TCEC members affected by the June 30 storm, which knocked power out to more than 9,000 meters initially. TCEC recovered from the widespread damage in record time in which nearly 40 percent of the cooperative’s meters were without power.

Power now restored to most residential members

HOOKER, Okla. (July 4, 2014, 10 a.m. update) – As of 9 a.m. on July 4, about 140 TCEC meters remain off, most of them nonresidential. About 20 residences remain without power and the cooperative plans to restore power to those members as soon as possible.

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.


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