This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
POWER CIRCUIT


Visit us on the Internet at: www.vvec.com APRIL 2013


Published for the members of Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative A Supplement to Oklahoma Living.


Substation Recertification Emphasizes Safety and Training p. 3


Web Site Map and iMap Alert Program Help When Severe Weather Strikes


Outage Map The weather in Oklahoma is always


volatile, but no more so than in the spring.


Thunderstorms, lightning, strong


winds, destructive tornadoes are all cul- prits when it comes to outages. When you experience an outage, it


would be helpful to know how extensive it is, and that progress is being made in restoring your service. Recently implemented changes to the


outage map feature on our Web site can help with that.


Randy Riddle, VVEC’s manager of


operations and technical services, says the map now indicates outages by town-


ship quadrants instead of zip codes, as it used to do. “Now, areas experiencing an outage


are shown as blocks on the map, and each block represents nine square miles,” he explains. The color of the block indi- cates the number of outages in that area, and it changes as the situation improves and service is restored within that area. He adds the map also indicates how


iMap Alert Program Having advance notice of severe


weather can save lives. With the iMap Alert Program you can receive weather forecasts and severe weather alerts for


many services are in a particular area and how many of those are without electric- ity, so members will know how extensive the outage is. Information on the map is refreshed every 10 minutes. Riddle explains specific locations


affected by the outage are not indicated within the block to protect the property owner.


your specific area delivered to your E-mail in-box or to your cell phone. The service is free. This service includes daily 7-day


forecasts that are delivered to one E-mail address everyday before dawn. Also, you will receive emergency alerts from the Na- tional Weather Service via E-mail or text message, for your specific area, 24-hours a day. Participating in this valuable service


is quick and easy. Just visit our Web site – www.vvec.com, and click on the iMapAlert icon in the lower left corner, then click on the icon at the top of the new page. You will be asked to complete the form on that page with your name, address, E-mail address or cell phone number, and the name of the co-op that serves you.


Also, there is an iMap Alert pre-


mium package that is ideal for members who travel frequently. Cost of this pack- age is $5.95 per month, and details are available on our Web site.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116  |  Page 117  |  Page 118  |  Page 119  |  Page 120  |  Page 121  |  Page 122  |  Page 123  |  Page 124  |  Page 125  |  Page 126  |  Page 127  |  Page 128  |  Page 129  |  Page 130  |  Page 131  |  Page 132  |  Page 133  |  Page 134  |  Page 135  |  Page 136  |  Page 137  |  Page 138  |  Page 139  |  Page 140  |  Page 141  |  Page 142  |  Page 143  |  Page 144  |  Page 145  |  Page 146  |  Page 147  |  Page 148  |  Page 149  |  Page 150  |  Page 151  |  Page 152  |  Page 153  |  Page 154  |  Page 155  |  Page 156  |  Page 157  |  Page 158  |  Page 159  |  Page 160  |  Page 161  |  Page 162  |  Page 163  |  Page 164  |  Page 165  |  Page 166  |  Page 167  |  Page 168  |  Page 169  |  Page 170  |  Page 171  |  Page 172  |  Page 173  |  Page 174  |  Page 175  |  Page 176  |  Page 177  |  Page 178