As firefighters are entering their second week of battling raging wildfires in northwest and western areas of Oklahoma, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) crews continue their efforts to make repairs to some 133 H-structures across the affected areas.
Relief from devastating wildfires is being experienced in parts of northwest and western Oklahoma, as out-of-control wildfires are being slowly contained as weather conditions improve across the affected areas.
The incumbent officers for the Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) Board of Trustees were all returned to their respective roles for the upcoming year, during an Organizational Meeting, hosted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the cooperative’s Anadarko Headquarters.
WFEC’s right-of-way easements establish the right to remove trees and other obstructions from the right-of-way, as well as granting rights to access, inspect, repair and maintain transmission lines. Maintaining adequate distances between transmission lines and trees, or other growth and structures, is critical to public safety and reliable electricity supply to customers.
WFEC crews are making repairs across the service territory following a strong thunderstorm system that moved across the service territory Friday and Saturday.
WFEC crews, along with contract crews, continue to repair damaged and downed transmission lines, including 41 structures that are located on the same line.
Icy conditions created some problems for cooperatives over the past few days.
More than a week has passed since a massive winter storm inundated much of Oklahoma and portions of Texas, leaving thousands in the dark. Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) suffered a big hit from this storm system, as over 200 transmission structures were downed across the service territory. As of Monday, Jan. 4, only two substations remain without service, down from a total of around 57 sub and switch stations that were without service at the height of the storm that began Dec. 26.