PSO monitors severe weather—offers consumer tips


PSO is closely monitoring weather and grid conditions and is ready to respond as needed.
Customers can view and manage their energy usage on the PSO website.

Cold weather safety tips can be found on the PSO website here.
Five low- and no-cost energy-saving cold weather tips for customers:

1. Adjust the temperature in your home when no one is home or when everyone is asleep. Set thermostats as low as appropriate for staying healthy and comfortable. Lowering the temperature on your thermostat by just a couple of degrees can result in significant long-term savings.

2. Replace your air filters to keep your HVAC system and thermostat(s) working well as you heat your home. Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, making your system work harder and less effective.

3. Seal leaks to stop drafts. No one likes a cold draft on a winter day. Air leaks can cause your home to lose 25% or more of the energy used to heat it! Doors are the #1 culprit, so use door seals and door sweeps to stop cold air in its tracks.
But don’t stop there; check keyholes, ceiling light fixtures, and fireplace mantels to see if you can spot other places your heat could be escaping and seal them accordingly.

4. Use your curtains. Open your curtains and blinds during daylight hours to allow the sun to naturally heat your home. Close your curtains and blinds when the sun goes down to act as a barrier and prevent cold chills from cooling your home.

5. Adjust the temperature of your water heater. After heating and cooling systems, water heaters are the second-highest source of energy usage in a home. Whether you use it or not, your water heater continually reheats water to a set temperature, 24/7. Lowering the temperature on your water heater by just a few degrees can save you a couple of dollars on your monthly energy bills.

Key Messages to Remember:

• PSO’s system is well designed and well built, but no mechanical operation is immune to the forces of nature.
• PSO continually prepares for all types of weather throughout the year and regularly conducts storm drills to maintain a high level of readiness.
• PSO is coordinating with Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and constantly monitoring the condition of the grid. PSO is ready to take any steps necessary to serve its customers.
• PSO adjusts how and when PSO’s power plants come online to increase the availability of generation before extreme weather arrives.
• PSO’s power plants have been prepped for winter weather, and crews have been trained in cold weather preparations.
Generator Safety
• Power Outage: If you use a generator, please follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions. Do not operate the unit indoors. Connect appliances directly to the generator’s electric outlets…not to the main electrical panel of your home or business unless you have had an electric load transfer switch installed
to isolate your home’s wiring from PSO’s electric system. Otherwise, you jeopardize the safety of utility workers.
• Evacuation: Before you evacuate your house please disconnect (open) your home’s main electrical breaker after you turn off the generator. This will eliminate any possibility of the generator feeding power back into PSO’s electric system.

Report and Track Outages
• Visit or call 1-833-PSO-OUTG or 1-833-776-6884 to report an outage, safety hazard like a downed wires, downed poles or trees that have fallen on power lines.
• Use the mobile app, available for download via the App Store or Google Play, report an outage, check outage status, view and pay your bill, manage your account, and more.
• Visit to find active warming stations and detailed information without logging into your account.
• Sign up for text and email updates, including estimated time of restoration, at Follow @PSOklahoma on Facebook, X, Instagram and Nextdoor for additional updates.