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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18th, 2009 pm30 6:45 pm 
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Some research I have done has lead me to believe their may be an abandoned or at least no longer in use power plant around the town. From what I read, a newer power plant replaced the old one which was constructed when the town was founded. This should get the ball rolling for anyone interested in this that is around the area. Also, this could be in the town of Byng, which is just north of Ada, I'm not sure. It was said that the old Byng plant was retired, so I'm guessing its in Byng? I dont know for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Power Plant
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20th, 2009 pm30 3:53 pm 
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Ok, so apparently the plant is somewhere in Byng. I have an idea where, but I cant make it out since the map coverage in the area is poor.

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Byng Plant Retired

Nostalgia buffs moaned when the old Byng Plant in southern Oklahoma was retired after more than half a century of service. OG&E's 1975 fuel expenses increased by 50% over the previous year. Central Region, headquartered in Sapulpa, was reorganized for greater efficiency and combined with Eastern and Shawnee Regions, reducing the number of OG&E regions from seven to six.

The year 1976 began with crossed fingers. The company had spent untold hours preparing its case for a rate increase. The rate hearings at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in Oklahoma City took nine days. But, finally, they were over and all OG&Eers could do was wait and see how much of the $30.5 million request would be granted. In May, the Commission announced its decision, and allowed the company a $9.6 million increase.

As disappointing as the allowed increase was, it was probably not as suprising as another section of the rate order. This clause said, in effect, that OG&E could no longer go on private property to install electric service facilities.

This was the old "property line issue" which had been fought with a small group of union electrical contractors for years. It was heard many times at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Legislation favoring the contractors group had been introduced but always defeated by the Oklahoma Legislature. So, to say that OG&E officials were surprised at the property line order would be a tremendous understatement.

But the word "surprised" could not describe the feelings of many OG&E customers. "Enraged" would be more like it. Protests of the property line order began trickling in slowly at first, but as more and more people realized just what it meant(that customers would have to buy and maintain their own electric service facilities), the protest movement ballooned into huge proportions.

Chambers of Commerce throughout the OG&E service area passed resolutions. Newspapers and radio and television stations editorialized against the order. But most important were the thousands of letters and telephone calls received by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in opposition to the order.

Soon after the order was issued, OG&E asked for a stay of the property line portion. A few days after the protest movement became so intense, the commission granted the stay and stated that the matter would be "taken under advisement." As important as the rate case and property line issues were, 1976 also produced some other significant events for OG&E. On January 1, Donald S. Kennedy relinquished the title of Chief Executive Officer to President James G. Harlow, Jr., but remained active as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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 Post subject: Re: Power Plant
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And some more info...

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The late 20's and early 30's were also heavy growth periods for OG&E. The largest acquisition was the Muskogee Gas and Electric Company, which also owned the Sapulpa later became region headquarters towns. Sapulpa is now a district headquarters.

Another big gain about that time was the purchase of the Southern Oklahoma Power Company and its subsidiaries. That company owned a generating station at Byng which had been constructed on 1919 and had subsidiaries. That company owned a generating station at Byng which had been constructed in 1919 and had subsidiary companies in Shawnee and Ada and some smaller towns.

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 Post subject: Re: Power Plant
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Looks like a job for the Dynamic Duo! or the Triple Thrash Threat!

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Yes! I would love to check this place out! I may even go scout, so if we do decide for a trip, we'll know what's up.


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billy wrote:
Yes! I would love to check this place out! I may even go scout, so if we do decide for a trip, we'll know what's up.


Awesome, I'll send you my info on where I believe it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Power Plant
PostPosted: Tue Dec 8th, 2009 am31 8:48 am 
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Ok, so I was finally able to tie down the actual location of it. But due to the poor map quality in the area, I am unable to see if its still intact, it should be though...

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 Post subject: Re: Power Plant
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Fantastico! bet it's an awesome place. PM me the map link

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 Post subject: Re: Power Plant
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Hey Fiend. Can you send me this info again? I updated to Windows 7 and in the process me hard drive got erased, and I lost ALLL OF MY RESEARCH and things I was told and heard about. I am so pissed.


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 Post subject: Re: Power Plant
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billy wrote:
I updated to Windows 7

That was your first mistake right there haha. I'll send you the exact GPS coordinates.

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billy wrote:
I updated to Windows 7

That was your first mistake right there haha. I'll send you the exact GPS coordinates.


Hah, eh. I like windows! I just forgot to unplug my external and it reformatted it as well. Damn it!


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LOL..... Did you not read all the hooplah about Windows 7 first????

Good thing AbandonedOK is created using a Mac! No data loss!!!

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Macs are nazi machines forming an army of yuppies to take over the world! Heil Apple Computers!


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I hate to say it OKCEXP but I know you, and you are far more "Yuppiesk" than myself... lol

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Whatever, you guys are all wrong and your apple's will implode on you!
But speaking of data loss... anyone have anything they would like to share with me research wise, any sites, maps, tricks, ANYTHING they would like to share. I lost all of my.


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 Post subject: Re: Power Plant
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Haha, I've got just thing. Just so you know, I'm giving it to outta sympathy. You must not share this info with anyone, its one of proven ways of finding locations. They are maps, but not just any maps.... PM sent

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 Post subject: Re: Power Plant
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14th, 2010 pm31 9:31 pm 
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Here's the picture I was talking about. It looks like it long gone.


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I'll kill em! I swear, I'll really do it this time! :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Power Plant
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I know, it let me down. Stupid Bying.


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