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FINAL RESTORATION UPDATE

Date: June 21, 2019
Topics: Press Releases

FINAL RESTORATION UPDATE

7:00 PM | Friday, June 21, 2019
All power has been restored.

As of 2:00 PM this afternoon, the count of poles that were damaged to the point of replacement by the storm is (123) one hundred twenty three.

We love what we do, but most importantly, our power comes from who we serve. YOU—our members. Thank you for cheering us on.

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OUTAGE RESTORATION UPDATE: 8:15 AM | Friday, June 21, 2019

The end is near. Three mutual aid crews and contractors are all working this morning to assist PEC's crews restore power to the remaining 300 locations today.

Right of way crews worked through the night clearing trees and other debris from power lines so that lines can be rebuilt and power restored today. The majority of the remaining outages are located in the western portion of the system both east and north of the Pauls Valley area in Garvin County, as well as in the central part of our system around the Ada area.

Our crews and outside contract crews have worked at a record breaking pace over the past two days. We appreciate all the support, understanding and prayers that our members have provided over the past two days.
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Below is a screenshot of outages on PEC’s system as of 8:15 AM Friday morning. Updates to this outage map can be accessed here: http://12.28.85.138:8182/#viewer-menu-parent

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM | 6/20/19 -- Outside unforeseen circumstances, we are optimistic that PEC members' power will be restored by tomorrow, Friday, June 21. Following is an update regarding power restoration efforts:
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Western portion of service area:

• East of Pauls Valley--approximately 150 locations should be restored today, hopefully by 5 PM.

• North of Pauls Valley--approximately 280 locations are without power due to 27 downed poles in the area. While crews estimate that power could be restored as early as tonight, it is likely that it could be tomorrow before work is finished.
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North Central portion of service area:

• Byng/Francis area--various problems are affecting 75-100 locations. Our best prediction at the current time is that these locations will be restored at various times throughout the day today and into the late evening hours.
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Central portion of service area and East side of Ada

• Various issues are inhibiting power restoration as the damages are still be addressed. Repairs will continue throughout the day today and into the late evening hours.
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Eastern portion of service area:

• South of Allen – 85 members are without power. We do not have an estimated restoration time to report. Crews will moving into the area today.

• Atwood area – approximately 25 members are still without power. Crews are currently reporting restoration at various times on an ongoing basis.

• Coalgate area—crews are currently working to restore approximately 100 locations; however, we do not have an estimated restoration time to report.

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RESTORATION UPDATE: 9:51 AM | 6/20/19

We continue to assess damage and work to restore power to the remaining 2,200 locations in our 11 county service area who are still without power this morning.

All crews continue to focus their energies in the areas where the biggest number of members can be restored in the most timely manner. From there, we will continue to work down the list until everyone's power is back on. We understand this phase of the restoration process can be the most frustrating since isolated outages at individual homes and businesses will be the last locations to be restored.

Some of the best news is that our first three mutual aid crews have arrived from Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc, and additional crews from Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Kay Electric Cooperative are en route.These mutual aid construction crews will be helping us replace the 92 poles that we have down or will require replacement.

Please stay tuned for planned communication later today regarding expected restoration times in various areas throughout our service area. It's still very difficult to project restoration times, but please bear with us as crews are mobilized.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, 6/19/19 11:00 PM

Our crews and outside contract crews are making remarkable progress. Over half of this morning’s 9,000 outages have been restored in less than 24 hours. Mutual aid assistance will be coming in from other parts of the state tomorrow to further assist while PEC’s crews and outside contract crews continue to work and report their progress. Our inside staff is preparing tonight to mobilize mutual aid crews in the morning.

It is still very difficult to determine the estimated restoration times for the remaining 3,500 members still without power. Please take precautions if you are still without power, and understand that your outage may not be restored tonight.

Below is a screenshot of outages on PEC’s system as of 11:00 PM Wednesday evening. Updates to this outage map can be accessed here: http://12.28.85.138:8182/#viewer-menu-parent

Please continue to report power outages by calling (580) 272-1500 or 1-877-272-1500 or report via PEC's SmartHub without calling in: http://www.peopleselectric.coop/custom/showpage.php

1. Register or download the free SmartHub app.
2. Once you have registered, click on the quick link “Report An Outage.” (If you are using the Smarthub app, click on “Service Status” to report an outage

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UPDATE as of 5:30 PM 6/19/19: PEC dispatchers and Operations personnel continue to coordinate the restoration process with line technicians following last night's severe weather. Severe winds, lightning and trees played havoc with power delivery across our system. So far 82 poles are reported lost and that number continues to grow. In addition to the damage that PEC's system has sustained, neighboring transmission systems have also undergone substantial losses. Due to the widespread damage across PEC's system, outage restoration times are difficult to predict at this point.

Please continue to report power outages by calling (580) 272-1500 or 1-877-272-1500 or report via PEC's SmartHub without calling in: http://www.peopleselectric.coop/custom/showpage.php?id=45&toplevel=7

1. Register or download the free SmartHub app.
2. Once you have registered, click on the quick link “Report An Outage.” (If you are using the Smarthub app, click on “Service Status” to report an outage

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All PEC crews and contract crews have been working since 2 AM this morning to restore distribution services to homes and businesses following a severe wind blast that left over 9,000 locations without power.

While 8 different substation circuits were lost throughout the early morning hours, all but 3 circuits have been restored.

For our members in Murray County, we are working with the appropriate transmission officials to restore power at the Oaklawn, Howe and Reagan substations.

Members should make sure to report their power outage one of the following ways:

1) phone (580) 272-1500

2) PEC's SmartHub app (http://bit.ly/2GyxCP4), or

3) text PEOPLESOUT to 85700

Stay safe and rest assured, PEC crews will continue to work to restore power to all locations as quickly and as safely as possible.

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