PSO names new plant manager at its Lawton power station


Toby Peterson has been named the new plant manager at Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s (PSO) Comanche Power Station in Lawton. He took over the position December 2.

Peterson succeeds Erik Scott, who has taken an interim role as a Generation consultant before he retires from the company next year. Scott had been the Comanche plant manager since October 2012.

Peterson was previously Maintenance Supervisor at Oklaunion Power Station in Vernon, Texas. He has worked in all areas of plant operations and maintenance. He started his career in power plants at West Texas Utilities (now AEP Texas) in 1998. He became maintenance supervisor at Oklaunion in January 2017.

“Toby is a trust builder,” said Monte McMahon, Vice President – PSO Generating Assets. “His ability to connect with employees and communicate with clarity are his strongest traits. He knows how to lead with humility and I am confident he will serve the employees at Comanche well.”

Comanche Power Station is a 227-megawatt natural gas-fired electrical generating facility located approximately 7 miles southeast of Lawton. It has been in service since 1973.

PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 550,000 customers accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO has nearly 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity and is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state.

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