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P.O. Box 751 Seminole, Okla. 74818 Serving Hughes, Lincoln, McIntosh, Okfuskee, Pottawatomie, Seminole and portions of Oklahoma, Cleveland and Creek counties


ELECTRALITE By George cont. So far the biggest shake


Main Office and Headquarters Interstate 40 at the Prague/Seminole Exit


Area Office


35 W JC Watts Street, Eufaula Office Hours


8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday -Friday Board of Trustees


President— Matt Goodson, Tecumseh ......................District 5 Vice President — Robert Schoenecke, Meeker .........District 2 Secretary-Tres.—Steve Marak, Meeker ....................District 1 Asst. Sec/Treas. — Joe Semtner, Konawa ................District 6 ..............................................District 8


Yates Adcock, Dustin


Gary Crain, Prague.....................................................District 3 Clayton Eads, Shawnee .............................................District 4 J.P, Duvall, Seminole .................................................District 7 George E Hand .....................................................Manager J. Roger Henson ....................................................Attorney Ann Weaver ...........................................................Editor


Telephone Numbers


Seminole .........................................................(405) 382-3680 Shawnee, Tecumseh, Earlsboro ......................(405) 273-4680 Toll free.............................................................(877)382-3680 Eufaula ........................................................... (918) 689-3232


Read


Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3


26th-31st 6th-11th 16th-21st


In Case of Trouble


1. Check for blown fuse or tripped circuit breakers. 2. Check with your neighbors. Ask if their electricity is off and if they have reported it.


3. If not call the office and report the trouble.


Operating Statistics for September 2010


2011


Operating Revenues .......................... Wholesale Cost of Power .................. Percentage WPC is of Revenue .................. Revenue Per Mi of Line: MTD ................ $885.22 Consumers per mile of line:MTD .................. 4.55 KWPeak Demand -This Month ................ 137,186 Billing KW Demand ..................................115,005 KW Peak Demand: YTD .......................... 158,984 KWH Purchased - This Month ............. 60,613,300 Taxes Paid ............................................... $102,630 Interest on Long Term Debt ................... $182,824 System Load Factor ......................................


$4,559,753 $3,317,069 72.75


61.4


$4,781,712 $3,458,302 72.32


$925.07 4.58


146,000 110,748 165,676


59,228,610 $110,232 $183,313 56.3


New Services Staked in October During the month of October 50 new services were staked. The total new services staked in 2011 is 409. This compares to 377 for the same period in 2010.


Billing date 5th


15th 25th


1-1/2% penalty is applied 20


after billing date


has been the one that occurred late last Nov. 5. I believe it was measured by the people who do that sort of thing at a 5.6 magnitude. This magnitude is a record for Oklahoma. While I do not hold myself as an expert on earthquakes, or much else for that matter, I believe we can still be thankful. As much energy as had been released by this series earthquakes, and as much damage as has occurred, how much greater would that damage have been if all that energy had been released in only one shift of the earth


plates? It is possible that noth-


The ElectraLite


DECEMBER 2011


The freakish earthquakes caused dam- age to many CVEC members’ property including Ray and Mary Carvers’ chim- ney on Wilzetta Rd. in Prague.


ing would be left standing. I guess that theory is that we should be thankful for small earthquakes.


To date the electric distribution system of the cooperative has not been significantly impacted by this series of earthquakes. The only outage calls we received during these events was following the biggest one on Nov. 5. Luckily, there was no significant damage to the electric system. Actually less than we would experience during a small thunderstorm. A few fuses were blown with no residual cause showing and one insulator was pulled off the pin. No power lines went down as a result of the quake. With a larger magnitude event substations could be damaged, and the expense and outage time would be greater. So far there has been no evidence that this type of damage to the electrical system has been close to occurring. I hope this is still true by the time this paper is printed. I will be thankful. Let’s change the subject. Ice storms have proved to be a sig- nificant threat to electric utility systems in Oklahoma. I have been around for a while and years ago we would think that a significant ice storm might come around every 15 years or so. In the last de- cade it seems they were becoming an every year event. Last winter we escaped without having a major storm. That doesn’t mean as an electric utility we are any less relieved about the coming winter. If enough ice and wind come, this year or any year, the power lines will come down and it will take significant time to restore power. This year electric utilities in the northeast United States have al- ready had a big winter storm that left millions of customers without electricity for several days. The power was off long enough for the news media to find people mad enough at the power company to make a good interview.


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It is that time of year. In Oklahoma we know electric utility power lines are susceptible to damage from winter storms. Here we have been through several such storms and each time with just a little more ice or wind or both the damage and the outage time could have been much greater. We should consider what we would do if faced with an extended power outage. We know it is always better to have a plan, even if we don’t have to implement it. Include family, friends and neighbors in your considerations. Some of these people may not have as many options as you. I would include my mother who still lives alone in a rural area in that group, but she doesn’t like me talking about her. You know who I mean though.


I hope the earth is through shaking. We have had that experi- ence.


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