Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) said power is restored to those customers in tornado-damaged areas that are able to accept electric service.
At the peak of the May 20 storm, more than 41,000 OG&E customers were without power. That number has been reduced to about 5,000, which includes several thousand that will be unable to accept power.
The company has nearly 1,000 company employees, contractors and crews from neighboring utilities working to replace or repair nearly 1,000 structures. While power will be restored, line construction efforts will continue in the weeks ahead to return the OG&E system to normal operating conditions.
The company added that customers in the Moore, Norman and south Oklahoma City area might experience temporary outages during the next several days as the company works to replace temporary repairs with permanent ones.
Customers without power also are urged to inspect their electric meter base, where power is delivered to their home or place of business. In some cases, damage to private property is the reason for a power outage. In such a case, repairs by a certified electrician may be required before power can be restored.
This article was originally published on Electric Light & Power/POWERGRID International. It was republished with permission.