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Oncor Restores Power to Majority of Customers Affected by Winter Storm
Tree damage could cause sporadic outages for next few weeks
DALLAS (Feb, 15, 2010) – Oncor completed restoration to all customers affected by the winter storm tonight, closing a historic chapter in the company’s storm restoration history. The February 2010 storm will go down in the record books as the fourth worst storm in Oncor’s history and the worst winter storm ever. With 500,000 plus customers affected, the storm presented many challenges, including the impact of heavy snowfall on trees and hazardous working and travel conditions. Some isolated outages remain and will be restored before midnight. Please contact Oncor’s toll-free number, 1-888-313-4747, if your power is still out after midnight. “Oncor has a lot of experience restoring power in difficult conditions, but the latest winter storm was both terrible and beautiful,” Jim Greer, Senior Vice President, said. “Although the snow created a fantastic winter scene, it also damaged trees and limbs that sagged and broke under the weight of the snow. We’ll be dealing with the impact of this storm for some time as weakened trees and limbs crack, break and blow down, falling on Oncor’s power lines, causing outages.” Until weakened and damaged limbs or trees are removed, Oncor customers will continue to experience spotty outages in the coming weeks. Now that restoration is complete, Oncor will begin pruning trees affected by the storm to ensure reliability headed into the spring. Because the winter storm affected every area of North Texas, customers can expect to see tree pruning crews in their neighborhoods over the next several weeks. “Oncor will be a good neighbor and dispose of the branches we prune,” said Greer. Also, Oncor will pick up any brush or limbs from tree pruning work done during storms over the next few weeks. If the storm caused a tree to fall onto an Oncor line, Oncor will clear any limbs or portions of the trees it cuts to allow access and repair of equipment. Homeowners will be responsible for handling the removal of the fallen tree and tree limbs. ***
Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (“Oncor”) is a regulated electricity distribution and transmission business that uses superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers. Oncor operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, delivering power to more than 3 million homes and businesses and operating approximately 117,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in Texas. While Oncor is owned by a limited number of investors (including majority owner, Energy Future Holdings Corp.), Oncor is managed by its Board of Directors, which is comprised of a majority of independent directors.

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