Help Is on the Way: Oncor Sends Crews North to Assist OG&E

Dec 10, 2007, 00:00 ET from Oncor

    DALLAS, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Oncor is responding to a request from
 Oklahoma Gas & Electric to help restore power following a devastating ice
 storm yesterday that worsened today, leaving 220,000 Oklahoma residents
 without power.
     "When there is an emergency in the electric utility business, everyone
 pulls together to restore power. Oncor has benefited from the help of other
 utilities in the past; now it's our turn to help get the lights back on in
 Oklahoma," said Brenda Pulis, senior vice president, Oncor.
     Oncor will send 114 employees to Norman tonight to support OG&E's
 restoration effort in that area. A second wave of employees from West Texas
 may move out tomorrow, weather permitting. In addition, 117 Oncor utility
 construction and tree-trimming contractors will also accompany Oncor crews
 to Oklahoma. Oncor crews are traveling from 19 locations across the Oncor
 service area to Norman, Okla., where they will meet with OG&E personnel
     Oncor is an electric distribution and transmission business that
 provides power to more than 3 million homes and businesses and operates
 more than 115,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in Texas.
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