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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.

Crews continue working to restore power to TCEC members on Thursday, July 3.

“We’ve accomplished a lot in a very short timeframe,” Zac Perkins, TCEC assistant general manager, said. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the extra crews from our sister cooperatives and the long hours all our employees are working as we move into the July 4th holiday tomorrow. Now that we’re working on tap and service lines, restoring service to the remaining meters that are off will seem to go slowly although crews are working as diligently as before. Members have been understanding and appreciative even as they’ve endured extended outages. We’re thankful for their patience.”

Perkins said the TCEC office will be open on the holiday tomorrow to best serve affected members

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Headquartered in Hooker, Okla., Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) is a not-for-profit distribution cooperative owned and controlled by its members. TCEC is committed to delivering safe, reliable, affordable electric service. The utility serves approximately 23,000 member accounts in the Oklahoma Panhandle, southwestern Kansas, and the northern border of the Texas Panhandle. TCEC is a Touchstone Energy cooperative. For more information, visit


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