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A SUPPLEMENT TO OKLAHOMA LIVING


APRIL 2014 | VOLUME 65 ISSUE 4 | PUBLISHED FOR MEMBERS OF TRI-COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE


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Partnering to prepare for emergencies


BY JULIANN GRAHAM, CCC, Communications Coordinator


ine technicians often join emergency responders as some of the first people on the scene when disaster strikes. To protect the safety of the public and the responders, power to an area must be shut off before rescue efforts can


begin. TCEC works closely with area fire departments to support their training and education efforts.


CEO VIEW BY JACK L. PERKINS


As a cooperative, TCEC is looking out for its members. Investing in our electric system is one of the ways we keep your power safe, reliable and affordable now and in the future.


Currently, the cooperative has construction work in progress on five substations. Substations take about 18-24 months to build and are a major investment. This work will improve reliability and reduce line losses.


In conjunction with the substation work, crews are replacing aged equipment on our distribution lines and upgrading them where necessary. This also helps improve reliability.


Next year marks 70 years since our cooperative was founded. While we’re proud to reach this milestone, it also means the time has come to replace and upgrade parts of our electric system that were built in the late 1940s and 1950s.


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TCEC SENT CREWS TO HELP WITH POWER RESTORATION AFTER THE MOORE TORNADO IN MAY 2013. PHOTO BY TCEC JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN ADAM GARRISON.


“We asked TCEC what their response would be during our live training scenario of a direct tornado hit to Goodwell,” Levi Bickford said. Bickford is president of the Texas County Firefighters Association and is also the incident commander and training officer for the Goodwell Fire Department, which is comprised entirely of volunteers.


“We want to determine how we can best work with TCEC in the event of a major disaster,” Bickford said. “TCEC crews can tell us where power is live or lines are down and help us determine the best and safest approach as we begin our search and rescue efforts. Safety is always our number one priority when we’re trying to save lives and property. Integrating TCEC now will help all of us know what to do if disaster strikes.”


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