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Serving Hughes, Lincoln, McIntosh, Okfuskee, Pottawatomie, Seminole and portions of Oklahoma, Cleveland and Creek counties


Main Office and Headquarters Interstate 40 at the Prague/Seminole Exit


Area Office


35 W. JC Watts Street, Eufaula Office Hours


8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday Board of Trustees


President - Yates Adcock, Dustin .................... Vice President - Joe Semtner, Konawa ........... Sec.-Treas. - Robert Schoenecke, Meeker ..... Asst. Sec/Treas. - Steve Marak, Meeker ......... Gary Crain, Prague........................................... Clayton Eads, Shawnee .................................. Matt Goodson, Tecumseh ................................ J.P. Duvall, Seminole ....................................... George E. Hand .............................................. J. Roger Henson .............................................


Telephone Numbers


Seminole Shawnee, Tecumseh, Earlsboro Eufaula Toll-free


(405) 382-3680 (405) 273-4680 (918) 689-3232 (877) 382-3680


In Case of Trouble


1. Check for blown fuse or tripped circuit breakers. 2. Check with your neighbors. Ask if their electricity is off and if they have reported it.


3. If not call the office and report the trouble. Read


Billing date


Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3


26th-31st 6th-11th 16th-21st


5th 15th 25th


1-1/2% penalty is applied 20 days after billing date


Operating Statistics for January 2012


2013


Operating Revenues Wholesale Cost of Power Percentage WPC is of Revenue Revenue per Mile of Line Consumers per Mile of Line KW Peak Demand - This month Billing kW demand KW Peak Demand - YTD KWh Purchased - This month Taxes Paid


Interest on Long Term Debt System Load Factor


$5,300,662 $3,667,297 69.19


$1,024.28 4.57


141,488 115,112 141,488 71,055,450 $106,857 $191,519 67.5


$5,697,013 $3,817,129 67.00


$1,097.48 4.59


146,172 109,236 146,172 73,501,920 $109,428 $180,517 67.6


New Services Staked in February During the month of February 22 new services were staked. The total new services staked in 2013 is 48. This compares to 79 for the same period in 2012.


District 8 District 6 District 2 District 1 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 7 Manager Attorney


V A L L E Y ELECTRALITE By George Continued from page 1.


country was not running out of natural gas. Congress relaxed the pressure to shut down the existing natural gas-fired gen- erating plants. Later Congress, in the face of reality, removed the prohibition of building new natural gas-fired generating plants. But the damage to the consumers, businesses and the economy had been done. Electric rates to consumers and businesses doubled as utilities had to service the debt on these new duplicative, excess and un-needed generat- ing plants. The cost burden on consumers and businesses of this mistake lasted for the better part of two decades as the economy grew to need this prematurely capacity. Now while customers are still paying for those 'govern- ment mandated' coal-fired plants built in the 1970s and early 1980s, it appears that through regulation the Federal gov- ernment will once again step in through 'central planning' and change the rules after the fact and dump more costs on consumers and the economy. Surely, we can learn from the recent history in our lifetimes of the results in other countries and types of governments the folly of central planning by an all controlling government regulatory bureaucracy. We must realize that regulations have a cumulative cost and eventually the consumer will rebel or just give up. We should be especially concerned when we have a government bureaucracy that can generate new regulations faster than the electric utility industry can build new electric generating plants. And much faster than the consumer and the economy can absorb the cost.


FINANCIAL STATEMENT


BEGINNING BALANCE 1/31/13.... Deposits....................................................... Interest Income ................................................. Checks Issued ........................................ Approved, not yet paid ............................. BALANCE 2/28/13...........................


$186,905.47 7,925.59 8.98


-4,999.87 -5,475.00


$184,365.17


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The ElectraLite


April 2013


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