OGE crews sent to Houston to help with power restoration after deadly storms


Oklahoma Gas and Electric crews were sent to south Texas over the weekend to help with power restoration following last Thursday’s severe weatherthat left four persons dead in Houston

A fleet of OG&E trucks left a staging area in Moore Saturday morning carrying more than 100 emloyees made up of line crews and support personnel.

“Our team is ready to repair equipment and restore power to Houston residents affected by the recent storms,” said Chad Guthrie, OG&E Director of Distribution Construction. “Mutual assistance is one of the most important ways we live out our mission of energizing life, and it’s a privilege to help our neighbors in Texas get their power back on.”   

CenterPoint Energy in Houston requested support from OG&E. 

“We understand how important it is for people to have electricity, and our dedicated line crews are ready to lend resources and expertise to help restore power to those in Houston impacted by the recent severe weather,” said Andrea Dennis, OG&E Vice President of Transmission & Distribution Operations. “We are thankful for all of the restoration personnel who are taking time away from their families to fulfill this important duty and honored to work alongside other electric companies to provide such a meaningful service.”  

Mutual assistance crews are typically deployed for up to fourteen days. If more assistance is needed, OG&E will rotate in additional crews. Even as the team deploys to Houston, OG&E will maintain the capacity to support daily operations for customers in its service area throughout Oklahoma and western Arkansas.