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VOL. 64 NUMBER 8


News orthwestern Electric June 2013 Spring storm produces ice and power outages O


nce again, Mother Nature made her presence known in north- west Oklahoma by unleashing


an ice storm on April 23. The spring storm brought ice, wind, and unsea- sonably cold temperatures overnight and throughout the next day causing lines to gallop, sway and slap together. Approximately 2,300 meters in the western half of NWEC’s service terri- tory lost power as the extreme condi- tions damaged breakers, poles, cross arms and insulators.


At one point during the height of the storm, crews were fighting a losing battle as they tried to make repairs and could only watch as the galloping lines continued damaging our distribution system. In some areas around Arnett and Vici, the restoration efforts had to wait until the winds calmed before repairs could be made safely leaving some members without power until Thursday morning.


More outages were expected as the ice began to melt off the lines as the temperature heated up on Thursday. Fortunately, the ice melted off gently sparing the majority of our members from another round of outages.


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Fathers Day...................2 Peak Shaver..................3 Recipe............................3 Always on appliances..4


Mother Nature dealt another blow to NWEC’s system with an ice storm in late April. As you can see in the picture there is about 1/2 inch of ice coating the fence. What you can’t see is about the same amount of ice on the power lines. Add a strong north wind to the coating of ice and the results were inevitable—a power outage to parts of our system.


The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives presented awards to three NWEC employees during its annual meeting held on April 8 in Oklahoma City. Kendall Beck, Safety and Loss Control committee chair, presented Kurt Halling and Jarrod Randall with their Journeyman Lineman certificates and Anna Politano, editor of Oklahoma Living Magazine, presented Jonna Hensley with an Award of Merit for best small cooperative annual report.


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