As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, some members have been without power going on ten days. About 50 homes and several hundred other services remain without power. More than 250 additional lineworkers from across Oklahoma and other states continue to work on TCEC’s restoration efforts. As we work to restore power through the coming week it will be necessary to take frequent, periodic outages, especially in the Balko to Elmwood areas.
“We have made great progress and are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said CEO Zac Perkins.
Submitted by juliann.graham on Tue, 01/24/2017 - 10:08
Jan. 22 8:30 p.m. Update | It with great sadness we report that one of the gentlemen did not survive the incident. A survivor is being flown to a burn unit in OKC. We ask each of you to remember these guys, their families and coworkers in your thoughts and prayers.
Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. | A contract crew came into contact with a high voltage line while working on TCEC's restoration efforts in the Beaver County area. The incident is under investigation. Please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by leslie.kraich on Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:19
TCEC contractor crews with Global Utility Services will be inspecting power poles for quality condition and stability for the next two to three weeks in the Elkhart, Kansas area. They are working a 15 mile-wide path south to west of Texhoma.
Submitted by juliann.graham on Sun, 01/22/2017 - 15:06
As of 9 a.m. Friday, January 20, we are entering day six since Winter Storm Jupiter hit. This has been a catastrophic event for TCEC. We have numerous miles of line on the ground and crews are working safely on restoration efforts. While some areas were hit harder than others, our entire system has taken a toll. We have over 150 lineworkers and contractors assisting with restoration efforts and the rebuilding of our system.
Submitted by leslie.kraich on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 09:06
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.
Submitted by juliann.graham on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:37
As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, power has been restored to all the affected towns in our service territory, including the community of Balko. TCEC hopes to have residential members in the Elmwood area and other rural parts 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.
Submitted by juliann.graham on Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:45
As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, power has been restored to all the affected towns in our service territory, with the exception of the Balko and Elmwood communities. Unless you are waiting on an electrician or are in Balko or Elmwood, you should have power if you are within the city limits of a town. If not, please call 580.652.2418.
Submitted by juliann.graham on Wed, 01/18/2017 - 08:56
As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, restoration efforts continue to make progress. Most of the town of Beaver now has power. Approximately 2,370 meters in Beaver County and parts of Texas County are without power.
Submitted by juliann.graham on Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:36
Most of Beaver has power restored. Today the highest number of outages was somewhere around 6,600 meters. TCEC was able to restore power to 2,633 meters. Approximately 3,967 meters remain without power.
Submitted by leslie.kraich on Mon, 01/16/2017 - 20:51
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