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OG&E crews return home after restoring power for thousands in Houston
May 25, 2024

OG&E’s team of 100 linemen and support staff returned home safely after a six-day deployment to Houston, Texas, to assist with power restoration. Crews arrived back to their Oklahoma and Arkansas homes Friday after restoring electricity to thousands of customers in the Baytown and Katy, Texas, areas. 

OG&E crews deployed last Saturday, May 18 at the request of CenterPoint Energy and began working Sunday morning. According to CenterPoint Energy’s outage map, nearly 922,000 customers initially had no power in the aftermath of the powerful storms. 

OG&E crews worked 16-hour days to safely remove storm debris, and repair essential electrical equipment to restore power as quickly as possible in Baytown, Texas.


“Our line crews and support staff gave their time and energy to ensure that Houston-area residents got their lights back on as quickly as possible. With high temperatures across south Texas this week, power restoration was critical to the health and safety of all in the area, and our line crews took that charge seriously, working nonstop,” said Chad Guthrie, OG&E Director of Distribution Construction. “It’s clear that our line crews are among the hardest working individuals out there, and I can’t express my gratitude enough for their time and sacrifice.” 


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