RESTORATION UPDATE - THURSDAY, JAN 19, 9 A.M.
As of 9 a.m. Thursday, January 19, power has been restored to all the affected towns in our service territory. TCEC hopes to have residential members in rural areas of Beaver and Texas County who can receive power restored by January 28. It will be sooner for some members. However, if a member is in a particularly isolated location or has other extenuating circumstances, it may take longer.
Several members and businesses have made donations to the power restoration efforts and we appreciate all of them. We share the kind words members pass on via Facebook or other means with the crews and other employees. It’s all hands on deck at TCEC.
We want to thank the following electric cooperatives that have sent personnel to assist in the restoration efforts.
- People's Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma
- Choctaw Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma
- Lake Region Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma
- Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma
- Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma
- Central Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma
- Southwest Rural Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma
- Northeast Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma
- Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma
- Red River Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma
- Cotton Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma
- Alfalfa Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma
- Osage Valley Electric Cooperative of Missouri
- South Plains Electric Cooperative
- United Cooperative Services
We also appreciate the help of the following contractor companies who are assisting.
- Echo Powerline, LLC of Louisiana
- Current Utility Services of Texas
- T&R Tower and Power of Kansas
- High Range Electric of Texas
- Greg Robinson Dozer of Oklahoma
- Howard Drilling of Oklahoma
- Hardberger & Smylie of Oklahoma
For those who are without power, the Ministerial Alliance of Beaver has an emergency shelter set up at the Church of Christ. It is serving hot meals at 8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. through Sunday, January 22. Contact Reverend Jim Reeves at 806.330.2267 for more information.
Remember to stay away from power lines on the ground or touching trees. If you have reported damage, we are aware of it and are working toward fixing it.
If you use a portable generator, isolate it from our lines. Generators that are not isolated can feed back into our electrical system and possibly electrocute anyone coming in contact with those wires. If you don't have a double throw transfer switch installed by a qualified electrician, plug appliances directly into the generator using a properly sized extension cord. Notify TCEC of any generators in use that are not isolated so we can note your account. Due to the ongoing restoration, we are not performing generator inspections.
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