OGE close to finishing power restoration while PSO hopes to do the same Saturday evening


Oklahoma power crews report electricity has been restored to a large number of utility customers since the Saturday night storm when nearly 300,000 customers lost power.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported Thursday afternoon that it had restored power to 99% of its customers who lost electricity in the severe weather. Approximately 139,000 customers had their power back on in various parts of the state as well as western Arkansas.

The remaining 150 customers were expected to be restored by late Thursday night.

Here’s how extensive the damage was for OG&E. It shipped nearly 2,000 crossarms, 250 transformers, 69 miles of wire and 430 poles across the service area to repair grid damage.

Public Service Company was still hoping to finish its storm repairs and power restoration by Saturday night. As of  5pm Thursday, service had been restored to approximately 149,000 customers, leaving about 55,000 customers without power.

An estimated 68% of the customers who lost the power saw it restored by an estimated 3,500 utility workers, many from out of state utilities. At one point, nearly 204,000 PSO customers lost power in the severe storms.

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As of late Thursday, the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives had 1,012 customers without power.

The greater numbers included:

Ozarks Electric Cooperative
Updated Jun 22, 4:33pm487 member-consumers without power.

  • Washington (AR): 476
  • Adair (OK): 11
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Updated Jun 22, 4:42pm508 member-consumers without power.

  • Beaver (OK): 1
  • Texas (OK): 507
  • Texas County (OK)507 member-consumers without power.
    • Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.: 507
    • Washington County (AR)476 member-consumers without power.
      • Ozarks Electric Cooperative: 476