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People’s Powerline | August 2016 COOPERATION AMONG COOPERATIVES


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Brent Boatwight Construction Crew Supervisor


Ben Cole Line Technician


Rucker May Line Technician


Reese Howard Line Technician


Brett Lowrie Construction Tech II


Okmulgee-based East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (ECOEC) suff ered substantial pole damage due to a storm system which destroyed an estimated 85 poles throughout their service area on July 14. Pictured in the Liberty Mounds area of Creek County is a broken ECOEC pole which hangs in limbo after 80 to 100 mph winds moved through the area.


PEC Crew Assists in Recovery Eff ort F


ive People’s Electric linemen were sent to East Central Oklahoma Electric


Cooperative (ECOEC) on the morning of Friday, July 15 to assist in restoration eff orts after strong winds, estimated at 80 to 100 mph, ripped through the co-op’s service area the previous day. Offi cials estimated there where upwards of 85 poles lost during the wind storm.


PEC’s Brent Boatwright, Ben Cole,


Rucker May, Reese Howard and Brett Lowrie left to help the Okmulgee-based electric cooperative recover from the extensive aftermath located a couple of hours northeast of Ada. ECOEC serves approximately 33,308 meters. At print time of this newsletter, PEC’s linemen were expected to stay in the


area through the July 16 weekend. “Whenever another co-op’s in


trouble, our linemen are ready to go,” said John Hudson, PEC’s Sr. VP - Operations & Engineering. “We understand the importance of helping our neighbor, lending a hand and rebuilding.


have it any other way.”


PEC Day Booth Reservation 2016 PEC Annual Meeting Booth Reservation


Saturday, September 24, 2016 | Pontotoc County Agri-Plex ____ Food Booth.


Please indicate where food will be prepared: _____On-Site _____Other (please provide location): ___________________


____ Craft Booth. Please enclose $25


craft booth fee.


Above, (l-r) PEC’s Vice-President of Accounting and IT Kathy Spillman presents a Kindle Fire to new paperless member Bailey Walker of Ada. In order to be entered to win the June 1 PowerUp Paperless drawing, Mr. Walker made the move in May to PEC’s Paperless bill program on our SmartHub online web portal.


Members with smartphones or tablet devices can download the SmartHub app from iTunes or the Android Marketplace. (Use search term “NISC SmartHub”.)


Organization: _________________________________________________ Name of person to contact: ______________________________________ Daytime Telephone: _____________ Email: _________________________ Mailing Address: Street _________________________________________ City ______________________ State _____ Zip: ___________________ Product(s) to be sold: __________________________________________ Send food or craft booth reservations to:


Tara Mullins, People's Electric Cooperative P. O. Box 429, Ada, OK 74821-0429


It’s what we do. We wouldn’t


Photo courtesy East Central Electric Co-op


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