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  • 12/9/2004
    TULSA, OK, December 9, 2004 – Public Service Company of Oklahoma is doing the heavy lifting for Tulsa Public Schools at the district’s Ropes Course.  PSO is using a digger derrick truck to dig five-foot deep holes and set several 30-foot and 35-foot utility poles at the Ropes Course.
  • 12/3/2004
    Public Service Company of Oklahoma recently named Derek Lewellen as manager, distribution for the company’s McAlester District, which encompasses much of southeastern Oklahoma.  Lewellen began his career with PSO in 1989 as a substation design engineer in Tulsa.  From there he moved to Lawton as a substation superintendent and later served as MDS over the Lawton District. 
  • 11/29/2004
    BALTIMORE, MD—Employees at Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s (PSO) Northeastern Power Station, located at Oologah, Oklahoma, received international recognition today for their contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) 16th Annual Symposium, Beyond Borders: Reconciling Wildlife Needs & Human Activity. PSO demonstrates its commitment to environmental stewardship and increasing native biodiversity by achieving habitat certification at the company’s Northeastern Power Station.
  • 11/24/2004
    Employees at Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s (PSO) Northeastern Power Station in Oologah received international recognition for their contributions to wildlife habitat conservation, environmental stewardship and increasing native biodiversity and achieving habitat certification at the power plant.
  • 11/12/2004
    PSO announced that customers may download a detailed, printable brochure about its proposed Reliability Enhancement Plan off its website,

  • 11/9/2004
    Oklahoma-born singer, songwriter, performer, television and movie actor Sam Harris will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 15th Annual PSO Christmas Parade of Lights in downtown Tulsa. The event is Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
  • 11/4/2004
    Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) today filed a plan with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) seeking approval to make service reliability improvements to meet new state regulatory requirements and customer demands.   

  • 11/1/2004
    Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for renewable energy to help fulfill energy-supply requirements for its customers.
  • 10/29/2004
    PSO is asking Tulsa-area homeowners to look up and determine where the power lines are before they plant trees this fall.  The PSO Look Before You Leaf  community project is designed to share information with homeowners about planting trees in the right place and away from power lines to help to ensure electric reliability.
  • 10/21/2004
    Tulsa, OK, October 21, 2004 – The familiar Light A Life check-off box is returning to the Public Service Company of Oklahoma bill, making it easier for customers to pay a little extra each month to support the program to help families facing financial emergencies to heat and cool their homes.
  • 10/6/2004
    Public Service Company of Oklahoma is providing a corporate contribution to support the Broken Arrow Arts & Humanities Council’s Fall Into the Arts program.
  • 9/13/2004
    Public Service Company of Oklahoma is bringing its electrical safety education efforts into the classroom through an innovative, interactive educational touring theatre show that actively engages local school children in learning.
  • 8/23/2004
    15 Public Service Company of Oklahoma employees from the Lawton area will return home today after working to restore power to communities hit by Hurricane Charley in Florida. The PSO employees left Lawton for Florida on August 11.  They worked in the Tampa area, under the direction of Tampa Electric, and then in Orlando with Progress Energy. 
  • 8/4/2004
    Kellie Ann Capps, an English teacher at Oologah-Talala High School, and her sophomore daughter, Emilie Ann, were among six students and eight teachers who participated in a recent “Environmental Learning and Adventure in Belize” (E-LAB) program sponsored by Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s (PSO) parent company, American Electric Power. 
  • 7/22/2004
    For more than 90 years, appreciation and care of one´s natural surroundings has been at the core of the Girl Scout experience. This summer ten Girl Scouts learned about the importance of protecting the environment while on a nine-day expedition to the tropical forests of Belize, Mexico. Now they will share what they learned about ecosystems and archeology with younger Girl Scouts in Oklahoma.
  • 7/8/2004
    Public Service Company of Oklahoma announced it will match up to $65,000 in financial contributions by its customers in 2004 to The Salvation Army’s Light A Life Fund.
  • 7/7/2004
    Public Service Company of Oklahoma joins with The Salvation Army to host a pancake breakfast in Tulsa Saturday, July 10 to increase awareness and raise funds for The Salvation Army’s home energy assistance program.
  • 6/28/2004
    Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) today announced that it has entered into the largest wind power purchase agreement in Oklahoma. The agreement will not raise customer rates.
  • 6/18/2004
    The leadership team for the newly restructured Public Service Company of Oklahoma was named today by Stuart Solomon, PSO president and chief operating officer.  The new team is responsible for PSO’s distribution operations, customer services, and external affairs across the company’s Oklahoma service territory, as part of the company’s emphasis on continuous improvements in electric distribution reliability and customer service.
  • 5/17/2004
    American Electric Power’s Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) will announce a major financial gift to support early childhood education in Oklahoma during a governor’s news conference today at 1 p.m. in the Blue Room at the state capitol.
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