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Choctaw Electric Cooperative BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Proven savings with prepaid Pay-as-you-go bill pay option coming soon to members


S ome great


possibilities to help homeowners conserve electricity


exist today; we just have to train ourselves to take advantage of those opportunities.


For example, Choctaw Electric Cooperative (CEC) recently announced the delivery of a pre-paid metering opportunity for our members. This is a good example of the type of programs your co-op offers to help you save electricity and dollars. We estimate members can save about 10 percent on their electric bill by using pre-paid metering. This is one of the most significant and successful ways a homeowner can save money on electricity.


BY TERRY MATLOCK CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


“With pre-paid metering, you can control how much you pay for your electricity, when you pay it, and how long you can make that payment last. ”


Another exciting feature of prepaid metering is the ability to monitor your electricity usage via the Internet, and receive text messages, emails or phone calls that let you know how much is remaining in your account. It’s kind of like paying for gasoline at the pump. When you fill up your car, you decide how many dollars worth of gas to put in the tank. By watching the fuel gauge, you determine how many miles you can go before you need to fill up again.


With prepaid metering, you purchase kilowatt- hours of electricity instead of gasoline, based on how much you think you’ll use. By watching your usage, or when notified by your co-op by one of the methods mentioned above, you will know


With pre-paid metering, you can control how much you pay for your electricity, when you pay it, and how long you can make that payment last. There are no costs associated for transferring from a traditional meter to a pre-paid meter; nor are there any penalties for late payment or reconnect fees. With pre-paid metering, you are in control.


when it’s time to buy more electricity. The decision on when and how much to pay rests firmly in your hands.


Choctaw Electric will kick off prepaid metering for members in the near future. In the meantime, please consider the prepaid advantages. If you would like more information or wish to sign up for the pre-paid metering program, please contact us at 800-780-6486.


Two Contests For Members Offer Cash Prizes


■Find the Lucky Lightbulb Visit the co-op website at www. choctawelectric.coop and find the lucky lightbulb. If you spot it, please email Lois Ann Beason at lbeason@ choctawelectric.coop. You could win $25!


■Lucky Account Number: Search your newsletter for the lucky account number. If you find the number and it belongs to you, contact CEC by the 10th of the month for a bill credit up to $100.Call, stop by or email. 800-780-6486, ext 207, email: jboling@choctawelectric.coop.


Mike Bailey, President Bob Hodge, Vice President


Rodney Lovitt , Secretary Treasurer MEMBERS


Bill McCain Henry Baze Bob Holley


Buddy Anderson Joe Briscoe


Larry Johnson MANAGEMENT AND STAFF


Terry Matlock, Chief Executive Officer Susan G. Wall, Executive Assistant Jia Johnson, Director of Public Relations Tonia Allred, Benefits Specialist


Jimmie K. Ainsworth, Director of Finance and Accounting


Jim Malone, Director of Operations Darrell Ward, District Supervisor


HUGO OFFICE PO Box 758 Hwy 93 North


Hugo, Oklahoma 74743


Toll Free: (800) 780-6486 Local: (580) 326-6486 FAX (580) 326-2492


Monday-Friday • 8 am - 5 pm IDABEL OFFICE


2114 SE Washington Idabel, Oklahoma 74745


Toll Free: (800) 780-6486 Local: (580) 286-7155


Monday-Friday • 8 am - 5 pm


ANTLERS OFFICE HC 67 Box 62


Antlers, Oklahoma 74523 (One mile east of Antlers)


Toll Free: (800) 780-6486 Local: (580) 298-3201


Monday-Friday • 8 am - 5 pm On the Web:


www.choctawelectric.coop


24 Hour Outage Hotline 800-780-6486


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