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Edmond Oklahoma - MESO Lineworkers Rodeo returns to Edmond Sept 21 22 20 September 2022 ( news )
Edmond , state Oklahoma ( By Press Release office)
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Professional lineworkers from more than 10 public power utilities across Oklahoma and Arkansas will be displaying their skills and training Sept . 21 - 22 when the Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma ( MESO ) Lineworkers Rodeo returns to Arcadia Lake in Edmond .
A friendly competition and safety training , the rodeo is a tradition from electric utilities across the country and allows professionals to demonstrate skills and knowledge . Both journeymen and apprentice lineworkers gather to put their talents on...... display in a safe environment and gain valuable experience .
Sixty - four poles were set at Lake Arcadia in two days by crews and a record number of 60 competitors are expected to be at the rodeo .
Training sessions are Sept 21 . The 2022 MESO rodeo competition events begin Sept . 22 and include:
Team Event #1 – Mystery
Team Event #2 – 12kV Insulator Change A/C
Mutual Aid Event – 4kV Cross Arm Change Out
Veteran Event – Equipment Change
The competitors include entrants from Edmond Electric , Bentonville , Ark . , Collinsville , Duncan , Kingfisher , Skiatook , Stillwater , the Grand River Dam Authority , the Municipal Utility Board of Pryor , Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority , and Ponca City Energy .
An opening ceremony is set for 8 a . m . on Sept . 22 , with City of Edmond Mayor Darrell Davis and council members invited to recognize the public power professionals in our region . Ceremonial activities include the color guard from the Edmond Police Department , a national anthem performance , and recognition of fallen lineworkers .
Public power includes electric utilities that are locally owned and operated . There are more than 60 municipal electric utilities in Oklahoma and Edmond is the largest .
Sept . 22 event details
Location – Spring Creek Park , Lake Arcadia
8 a . m . – Opening Ceremonies
8:30 a . m . – Competition begins
2 p . m . – Rodeo Awards Banquet
About MESO ( Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma ) :
MESO’s mission is to enhance our members’ value to their customers through industry best - practice programs , training , and services . MESO serves municipal professionals through safety , job training , and professional development programs . We believe in building strong communities through a well - trained workforce .
About Edmond Electric
Edmond Electric is Oklahoma ' s largest community - owned electric utility . Edmond Electric has served the Edmond community since 1908 . Today , Edmond Electric provides electric services to more than 94 , 000 residents within the City of Edmond corporate city limits .
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