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t's hard to predict the Oklahoma weather and the dreaded havoc it can take on our service area. With one of the best service statistics in this region, PEC


takes great pride in the hard work and advancements continually being made to provide reliable and affordable electricity to the more than 21,000 meters we serve. 0472900300 According to a recent Key Ratio Trend Analysis published by the National Rural


Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC), PEC has historically ranked in the top tier for Average Service Availability among Oklahoma’s 26 electric distribution cooperatives and nationally for the same index amidst America’s 815 electric co-ops. Our hope is that the weather will spare us, and we won’t have any outages If we do, however, it never hurts to be prepared. Plan now for


this winter.


unavoidable winter power outages. •


Listen to weather forecasts every day so you'll know when high wind, heavy snow or ice is on the way. That kind of winter weather is most likely to affect power lines.


• Prepare an outage kit that contains the following: a battery-powered radio, flashlight with fresh batteries, candles and matches, a wind-up clock, bottled water, paper plates and plastic utensils.


• Keep a stock of canned food in your cupboard, along with a manual can opener. Consider buying a camp stove and fuel (outdoor use only), if you can't cook on your electric stove.


• Program PEC’s outage reporting numbers in your cell phone if you must report an outage: 1-877-272-1500 or (580) 272-1500--local Ada area, or place them on your refrigerator so that the numbers are handy. Also, let us know the numbers you will be calling us from in order to expedite your outage restoration.


• Pile a few extra blankets and sweaters together so you can find them easily if the heat goes off. Dress in layers to stay warm.


• Stay away from fallen or sagging power lines. They could be dangerous even if the power is out.


• If using a portable generator, be sure the generator is located outside of your house for proper ventilation and read your owner’s manual. Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but they can be hazardous. The primary hazards? Carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock or electrocution and fire.


Power up with a portable generator from PEC P


A 5,500 watt Generac pull-start


Above, a PEC powerline bears an icy burden during the winter of 2007.


generator priced at *$620.00 and a 7,500 watt Generac electric start generator priced at *$895.00 are available. Or, a 10,500 watt Lincoln Ranger Electric generator/welder may better suit your needs, priced at *$3,549.00 from James Supply in Ada. [*price does not include tax; subject to change due to product availability.]


Generac 5500 Watt Pull Start *$620.00 ($678.13 with tax)


2 | December 2015 People’s Powerline


Call PEC’s Customer Service department at toll-free 1-877-456-3031 or (580) 332-3031 (Ada area).


ortable generators and a welder/ generator are available to members


for purchase, with financing available to qualified members.


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