Local is good. That way perhaps you get to know your tradesman, artisan and/or essential service provider a little bit better. More important perhaps is the fact that your local electrician in Oklahoma City, OK will be getting to know you a little bit better. Closer to home, the appointed electrician gets to know how your electrical infrastructure functions and how well (or not) it is performing. Indeed, if it is dysfunctional at any one time, your local electrician will be armed and ready to respond with his toolbox.
It should be a lot smaller and lighter these days given how quickly electrical technologies and its techniques of application have come along. Centralised nodes of electrical supply will have become a lot smaller too, but will have been made more easily accessible. More importantly perhaps is the fact that it should be a lot safer. Risks of fire hazards and the like will surely have been greatly reduced by now. But there are still those that have yet to be address. Far too many buildings in the city have yet to modernise to required levels of electricity supply, implementation, distribution and use.
So for the time being, your local handyman becomes both custodian and guardian. Electrical emergencies, if and when reported should receive immediate shock treatment responses from the electrician. The need for speed is obvious. Apart from the risks of a dysfunctional or collapsed system, no one consumer, commercial, domestic or otherwise, can really afford to be without electrical power these days. Small to medium-sized companies across the city do well to engage in like-sized contracts with their service providers.
Your local electrician is good. His service delivery is good. And the results are similarly good.