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We're here for you. Ask us how you can save money and energy while remaining comfortable just by making small adjustments.


temperatures and high electric bills don’t need to arrive hand- in-hand this summer. At Oklahoma Electric Cooperative we are committed to providing you with not only safe and reliable electric service, but also with information you need to save energy and keep electric bills affordable when the heat is on.


One of the most powerful tools in OEC’s


energy-saving arsenal is TogetherWeSave.com. The website offers nine applications focusing on different actions that, once completed, show an actual savings calculation. For example, in the “Lower Your Water Heater Temperature” application, you can virtually adjust the temperature setting on the water heater dial to see a projection of how much money you could save by doing just that. Take the Virtual Home Tour on


 cut costs. You will “walk” through a home’s family room, kitchen, laundry room, bedroom, basement and attic. Each area reveals at least two actions you


 As you move through the room and complete the suggested changes you will see a running tally of potential energy dollar savings. The website also provides access to the


Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives TV Web Portal  You can even connect with other energy-conscious members by sharing your story about what you  that co-op members just like you from across the country have already visited TogetherWeSave.com and collectively saved an estimated $40 million by making small energy-related changes at home. June kicks off OEC's summer Time-of-Use


rates. On-peak usage rates are going up but off- peak rates are going down. The rate plan remains, as was intended, a revenue neutral structure. We don't want you to suffer in the heat; we want to encourage you to adjust the time of day you use your air conditioner, washer, dryer, dishwasher and other high usage appliances to off-peak times. Pre-cooling is also an effective option to consider. Making these changes will save you money instantly. We want to help you reach your energy-saving


 raise the temperature on your thermostat and visit  can cool off your electric bill.


OEC News Magazine | June 2012


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