Oklahoma City, August 29, 2012 — OG&E Electric Services sent 71 employees on their way to Louisiana to assist with power restoration following Hurricane Isaac.
Crews will assist Cleco Power with restoration efforts. OG&E team members will stage at Cleco's corporate headquarters in Pineville, La., and from there will be dispatched to various areas in need of additional support.
OG&E is a member of the Southeast Electric Exchange, which dispatches mutual assistance teams in cases of widespread outages. OG&E crews assisted the same area in 2008 in the wake of Hurricane Gustav.
OG&E, a unit of Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Corp., serves more than 794,000 electric customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas.