From the Top with CEO Patrick Grace — July 2023 | OEC News

As the scorching temperatures of mid-summer approach, energy bills tend to soar, leaving many individuals and families seeking ways to combat the rising costs. At Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, we understand the impact of these soaring bills and strive to ensure that our grid and systems are fully prepared to handle these factors. Our commitment to renewable and efficient energy solutions positions us as your go-to experts in this field, offering you the guidance and resources to navigate the challenges of high energy consumption during the hottest months of the year.

One of the key ways we prioritize summer efficiency is through our Home Energy Audit Consultation Program, which we proudly introduce in this issue. While it might seem counterintuitive for an electricity provider to encourage using less of our service, as a local cooperative, we are dedicated to improving our members’ quality of life in multiple ways. By offering innovative energy programs that put money back in your pocket, we aim to serve you better and empower you to make informed decisions about your energy consumption.

So, what exactly does our Home Energy Consultation Program offer? A home energy efficiency specialist from Precise Building Performance completes a comprehensive whole-home energy audit. This audit evaluates your home’s ability to seal in heat and air, checks for potential duct leakage and ensures adequate attic insulation. Turn to page __ to transform your home into a more energy-efficient and cost-effective space.

In addition to home energy audits, we recognize the significance of intelligent lighting options in reducing energy consumption and enhancing your overall home experience. Our article on intelligent lighting options, featured on page __, provides valuable insights into the various innovative solutions available. These cutting-edge technologies, from smart bulbs to automated lighting systems, enable you to customize your lighting settings while significantly reducing energy usage.

Furthermore, as we embrace the concept of a smart and connected lifestyle, we invite you to explore the possibilities of building a smart backyard. Turn to page __ to uncover how to transform your outdoor space into a smart technology hub.

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative knows the importance of prioritizing summer efficiency during the year’s hottest months. We are dedicated to providing you with the tools, knowledge and resources to achieve energy efficiency and savings. Together, we can make a difference.

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The ORU Report: Feb. 24 | OEC News

Discover how the OEC Foundation is making a significant impact in the community by awarding over $40,000 in grants to various local organizations and families. These funds are enhancing essential services like fire safety, foster care, and health initiatives, as well as spreading holiday cheer to at-risk families. Learn about the diverse range of projects benefiting from this generosity, including support for literacy programs and life-changing summer camps for children with chronic illnesses.

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