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Avoid being fooled by utility company imposters. You may get a call saying your electric bill is past due. The caller ID says TCEC or Tri-County Electric and has the cooperative's actual phone number. If this happens to you, arm yourself with a few precautions.



Published January 29, 2018

Unusually cold temps and heat pumps

Expect higher energy use if your home uses a heat pump

Brrrr. It’s cold out there.

Our area had an extreme cold snap for several days after Christmas through the new year. The average temperature was 11 degrees on December 26 and remained low on the 27th. It rose for a couple days then dipped again from December 30 through January 2. January temperatures remained cold averaging 33 degrees and dropping down into the single digits.

Co-ops contribute to YMCA

PTCI and TCEC jointly donate $5,000 to YMCA

“We build people.”

The spirit of hope and community captured by the slogan is strong at the Texas County Family YMCA. The nonprofit is more than just a gym. It is a community with something for everyone in your family. That’s why two local cooperatives, PTCI and TCEC, come together annually to donate $5,000 to the organization’s annual fundraising campaign.

TCEC trims trees in Guymon area

Trimming trees improves safety, reliability of your electricity

You may see a guy in a bucket with a chainsaw in your alley soon. Don’t be alarmed, he’s here to help.

Contractors for TCEC are trimming trees in the Guymon area for several weeks. These guys help keep your power on when the weather gets tough. Wind, ice and storms can bring branches down. When they fall or land on power lines, they’ll bring those down too. This often causes power outages and safety hazards. Trimming trees helps to lower the risk of that happening.


Openings: Sr. Network Administrator, SCADA Tech, Service Tech, Lineworker

Looking for a job with energy? Consider joining Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC). We offer competitive compensation packages, job stability and opportunity for growth.

Member Matters Column: Rates by CEO Zac Perkins

As chief executive officer at TCEC, some parts of my job are fun. Other parts, not so much.

While I like to connect with members, writing is not my forte. However, I feel I should be the one to discuss rates with you in the first monthly Member Matters editorial column.

Our Board of Trustees approved changes across all rate classes in December. You will see the new rates on your February bill for January energy use. The average overall rate increase is less than 2.5 percent. It is a small change for most members.

Co-op Connections: Charles White, Agent of State Farm Insurance

For Charles White, being a local insurance agent means being involved. He is active in Main Street Guymon and several other local groups.

“One of the requirements to work here is to be part of at least one organization and attend the meetings,” Charles said. “I’m passionate about being involved in the community.”

Electricity Rates Change

TCEC Board of Trustees approves rate changes effective January 1, 2018.

In its December meeting, the TCEC Board of Trustees approved rate changes for most rate classes. This rate change is the second phase of a multi-phase rate restructuring identified in a recent cost of service study. In addition to this, Mother Nature dealt TCEC two devastating storms in 2017. The restoration of our system’s infrastructure is putting some financial strain on the cooperative and will do so for several years as restoration continues.

Cut College Costs

Encourage youth to apply now for electric co-op scholarships -

Stop by a Spotlight: State Farm Insurance, Charles White Agent, Jan. 11

You could win $100!

Mark your calendar to stop by these local businesses on your lunch hour.

See what the business has to offer and enter to win a $100 gift certificate sponsored by TCEC. You don’t need to be present to win and no purchase is required. Simply come by during the spotlight and drop your name in the drawing.


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