As of 3:45 p.m., OG&E is reporting fewer than 6,500 customers without power as a result of weather-related outages. OG&E has more than 1,000 restoration personnel working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.
At this time, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) notified OG&E that temporary service interruptions are not required, which means the service interruptions have been paused for the time being.
While the SPP has not yet indicated that short-term service interruptions will resume, OG&E customers should be prepared. Should the mandated interruptions resume, OG&E will make every effort to communicate with customers about your specific service interruption and estimated restoration.
Given the fluidity of the situation, OG&E may not be able to communicate all interruptions prior to their start time. Because of this, we are encouraging customers to prepare for the possibility of controlled service interruptions (for 1-2 hours) as these conditions continue.
This will likely continue to be the case over the next few days because of the continued cold weather across the region and the demand for natural gas.
Service interruptions are mandated by SPP in order to manage regional system load and avoid protracted power outages. It is urgent we all do our part to conserve power to help the region navigate this current situation and minimize further interruptions.