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If you are like me you have a hard time believing half of the year is gone, school is out and we are in the dog days of summer. Before you know it the kids


will be starting back to school, and then we will be getting ready for the holidays. Time definitely does not stand still for any of us.


It has been awhile since I have updated you, the member/ owners on key issues your board of trustees, management, and staff deal with on a daily basis. There has been alot going on at your cooperative in the last few months.


As you are probably aware, we continue to repair and rebuild lines damaged from the 2010 ice storm. We have 5 contractor crews working in different areas of the system doing the repair work. We also have 3 different staking contractors working around the system.


These continued repairs are more of a marathon than a sprint and one your board, management, and staff are committed to finishing. The sprint was immediately after the 2010 ice storm, getting your lights back on. The repairs being done today will ensure better reliability for tomorrow. Recently, something else happened that will ensure greater reliability in the Hollis area. Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, our power supplier changed the transformer in May at the Hollis substation. The transformer was replaced with a larger unit with more capacity. This larger transformer will insure continued service without the fear of an overload and voltage problems during peak times.


The upgrade in the Hollis substation had been scheduled for some time. This may sound like a simple process, but it’s quite an undertaking. It took over four days to complete. In this newsletter you will find pictures of the transformer change out.


The management and staff of Harmon Electric are always looking at ways to improve the service we provide to you the member. The FEMA work being performed and new substation transformer are just two examples of how we are looking out for your best interest. We will continue working to improve service while providing safe, reliable electricity at the lowest possible cost.


HARMON ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC 114 North First Hollis, OK 73550


Operating in


Beckham, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and Greer Counties in Oklahoma and Hardeman and Childress Counties in Texas


Member of Western Farmers Electric Cooperative Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives National Rural Electric Cooperative Association National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. Oklahoma Rural Water Association, Inc.


Above, the new transformer is being guided to the correct spot. The two pictures on the right show the new transformer completely installed. Notice the difference by comparing these two pictures to the old trans- former shown in picture #3.


HARMON ELECTRIC HI-LITES - Lisa Richard, Editor The Harmon Electric Hi-Lites is the publication of your local owned and operated rural electric cooperative, organized and incorporated under the laws of Oklahoma to serve you with low-cost electric power.


Charles Paxton ......................................................................................... Manager


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Pete Lassiter ..................................................................................................District 1 Jim Reeves ....................................................................................................District 2 Clinton Nesmith .............................................................................................District 3 Bob Allen .......................................................................................................District 4 Burk Bullington ..............................................................................................District 5 Jean Pence ....................................................................................................District 6 Billy R. Nowell ................................................................................................District 7 Charles Horton .............................................................................................. Attorney


Monthly Board of Directors meetings Held Fourth Thursday of Each Month


IF YOUR ELECTRICITY GOES OFF, REPORT THE OUTAGE


We have a 24-hour answering service to take outage reports and dispatch service- men. Any time you have an outage to report in the Hollis or Gould exchange area, call our office at 688-3342. Any other exchange


area call toll free, 1-800-643-7769.


TO REPORT AN OUTAGE, CALL 688-3342 or 1-800-643-7769 ANYTIME


On the left is a picture of the old transformer. A huge crane was brought in the second day of the process to lift the transformer over the fence surrounding the substation and place it on a truck.


A mobile substation was brought in by Western Farmers Electric Cooperative on the first day to keep power on during the transform- er change. 139001


On the left the old transformer is lowered onto the truck and moved out of the way. On the right, another truck has pulled the new, larger transformer in to be lifted up over the fence and lowered into place.


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