Crews remain busy in the Cookson Hills Electric service territory working on clearing the rights-of-way (ROW). The clearing of trees, limbs, foliage, and brush is an ongoing effort to decrease the number of power “blinks”, and outages as well as reduce the risk of someone coming in contact with the power lines.

Work is currently focused on finishing up the clearing of all feeders on the Porum Substation. After completing work on the Porum Substation crews will then focus on clearing all feeders on the Muldrow Substation. We anticipate this to begin sometime in June of 2023. 

Members can determine which substation serves their location by looking at their most recent monthly electric bill. Look on your bill for the number and three-letter identifier located in the box labeled “Sub”. Clearing the right-of-way protects individuals from the hazards of electricity and makes power restoration quicker and safer for Cookson Hills Electric members, the public, and our personnel.

Please contact Marty Huff at 918-775-2211 with any questions or concerns you may have about this project. Thank you!

Learn more about our Right of Way program.

Scammers are once again targeting the Cookson Hills Electric service area. This time, they are not only attempting to swindle money over the phone but are also making personal visits. There have been reports of individuals claiming to be Cookson Hills employees, contractors, or representatives visiting homes and asking to inspect the electric meters. These individuals assert that Cookson Hills Electric is replacing all meters with digital ones to accommodate solar power and that members would be charged $15 a month for the new meter.

We want to assure you that this information is NOT accurate, and these individuals are not affiliated with Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative or Cookson Hills Connect. Here are three simple tips to help you avoid being scammed:

Never give a copy of your bill, driver's license, or personal information such as your date of birth, social security number, or account number to anyone visiting your home, calling, texting, or emailing you. Only provide this information when you visit our office or initiate a call to us.

Watch out for warning signs, such as threats to disconnect your service or requests for payments using gift cards, wire transfers, or other unusual payment methods.

If someone arrives at your home, ask them to wait outside while you call Cookson Hills Electric at 800-328-2368 to verify their identity. If they contact you by phone, hang up and contact us to discuss your account. Don’t reply to an email or text without contacting us first.
You work hard for your money, and scammers try to trick you out of it. Cookson Hills Electric is here to help you avoid these scams. Remember, call us at 800-328-2368 or visit our office, and we will be happy to assist you by addressing any questions you may have. For further information on avoiding scams, visit the Utilities United Against Scams website at https://www.utilitiesunited.org/#ConsumerGuide.