Red Devil lights up Texhoma
Looking toward the future, TCEC has invested in its electrical system in recent years and continues to do so today. The local electric cooperative has made improvements to the infrastructure of its system throughout the area it serves because some of it is 70 years old. By building innovative substations with newer technology, the cooperative is serving the needs of its members for years to come.
In Texhoma, the new Red Devil substation named for the school mascot, allowed the cooperative to move to a more standard voltage, increasing reliability, reducing line losses and other costs. The cooperative also converted the town by changing out transformers, insulators, wire and poles.
Members will see workers picking up old equipment from the conversion. Each new transformer and pole will be numbered for accurate identification in the TCEC mapping system.
TCEC constantly evaluates its system for ways to improve and prepare to meet the ever-changing needs of the cooperative’s members. For more information about the cooperative visit www.tcec.coop.
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Photo Cutline: Red Devil Substation in Texhoma.
Photo Cutline: Texhoma streetlights powered by TCEC.
Photo Cutline: TCEC Service Technician David Sheets in Texhoma.
Headquartered in Hooker, Oklahoma, Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) is a not-for-profit distribution cooperative owned and controlled by its members. TCEC is committed to improving the quality of life for its members and communities by delivering safe, reliable and affordable electric service. The cooperative serves about 23,000 meters in the Oklahoma Panhandle, southwestern Kansas, the northern border of the Texas Panhandle and parts of Colorado and New Mexico. TCEC is a Touchstone Energy cooperative. For more information, visit www.tcec.coop.
PUBLISHED: April 4, 2017