Cimarron Electric continues rapid growth as it keeps pace with oil, gas activities in the STACK

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By Jack Money Business Writer jmoney@oklahoman.comKINGFISHER — Up until a few years ago, Cimarron Electric Cooperative was a typical rural power provider that distributed about 50 megawatts of power to about 13,300 locations spread across about 9,000 square miles. Its members were people who were using electricity to power water wells, some homes and barns. Then, the oil and gas industry began moving in, and everything changed. "What I liken it to is taking a city about the size of Guthrie into the middle of nowhere, dropping it and saying, serve that load without any infrastructure already in place," explained Reed Emerson, the cooperative's senior vice president of operations and engineering. Power delivery demands on the cooperative have been...

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Cimarron Electric continues rapid growth as it keeps pace with oil, gas activities in the STACK

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