Flipping a switch is simple. Our mission of providing reliable, affordable and abundant electricity is not. That’s why we deploy state-of-the-art solutions to help control costs and improve service reliability and system efficiency. Our time-of-use price structure is a partnership approach aimed at achieving this goal while providing financial incentive to co-op members for altering their energy use patterns to off-peak periods.
Small adjustments to shift power use of electric-intensive appliances—HVAC systems, washers and dryers, water heaters and dishwashers—to off-peak periods maximize use of base-load power plants and postpone the need for costly new generation facilities.
The rate at which a service is bill appears in the Account Summary section, located at the top right, on each statement (sample bill available here). Below are descriptions and pricing of our most common rate classes, all of which are effective with bills mailed on or after Jan. 1, 2017. Alternative rate options are available for those who can reduce the majority of their power consumption when called to do so. For more information on these rates, see OEC's Terms and Conditions or contact Randy Harnsberger at 405-321-2024.
Residential Rate Schedule Small Commercial Rate Schedule
*On Peak hours are 3 to 7 PM, Monday through Friday from June 1st through August 31st and excluding July 4th.
Ways to Save Money
To benefit from time-of-use rates, members must limit energy used during on-peak hours — Monday through Friday during June, July and August. Consider:
Installing a programmable thermostat on your air conditioning system. A programmable thermostat can be set to pre-cool your home and avoid or reduce on-peak usage hours. Closing the drapes on south- and west-facing windows will help keep the house cool.
Installing a timer on your water heater tank. Set it to turn off during on-peak hours.
Postponing household chores. Operating your washing machine, clothes dryer and dishwasher during off-peak hours will save money. Using a clothesline to dry clothes can help you save even more.
Don’t heat up the kitchen. Instead of using your electric range and oven during on-peak periods, cook meals with money-saving alternatives like in a Crock-Pot, microwave or toaster oven or on an outdoor grill.
Monitor your efforts. Sign up for MyUsage.com to check daily energy use online.
Together, we can keep honoring our commitments—to you and generations to come.