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Look for CEC’s New Bill in October New bill format offers greater details and is easier to read


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hoctaw Electric Cooperative members may notice something different about their monthly


electric bill.


Beginning with the third billing cycle in October, the co-op makes the switch to a new bill format.


The new billing statement will include more detail than the previous format, with line items for specific charges such as the power cost adjustment (PCA) and gross


receipts tax clearly indicated.


With the added details and improved design, the new bill should be easier for members to read and understand.


CEC will issue the new bill with the Cycle 3 billing. Billing cycles and due dates will remain the same.


If you have any questions regarding the new bill, please contact CEC’s billing department at 800-780-6486, ext. 213.


October is National Co-op Month CEC joins the celebration as co-op’s salute their unique qualities


hoctaw Electric Cooperative (CEC) is joining the celebration as co-ops around the country recognize National Cooperative Month.


Every October, cooperatives are recognized for the qualities that make the business model unique: local democratic control, commitment to supporting the communities they serve and improving quality of life, special benefits and services, and the return of margins (or profits) back to members in the form of capital credits.


“Cooperatives are special,” says Terry Matlock, CEO of CEC. “We have an obligation to provide reliable, affordable, and safe electricity, but we take that a step further. We also have a responsibility to support our members, enrich schools, and enhance our communities.”


A perfect example of this cooperative involvement includes CEC’s community broadband centers, where any member of the public can enjoy free use of computers with Internet, and friendly on-site tech support. CEC’s partnership with Valliant Telephone to bring high speed Internet to rural areas is another example. Today, this service reaches


“We have an obligation to provide reliable, affordable, and safe electricity, but we take that a step further. We also have a responsibility to support our members, enrich schools, and enhance our communities.


1,150 subscribers and continues to grow as new towers are erected.


CEC is proud to be part of America’s cooperative network, which employs more than 850,000 people. Across the nation, 29,000 co-ops and credit unions generate $74 billion in annual wages and nearly $500 billion in revenue.


“Electric cooperatives were formed because rural communities were struggling for lack of investment,” Matlock explains. “Neighbors banded together and lit up the countryside when no one else would. That’s what we celebrate each October.”


In addition to cooperative utilities, Oklahoma residents are served cooperatively by credit unions, food co-ops, agricultural co-ops, and more.


Bill Payment Options


There’s more than one way to pay your electric bill


Choctaw Electric Cooperative (CEC) provides several convenient bill payment options and payment plans. For more details on any of our payment options, please contact your CEC billing representative at 800-780-6486, or visit www.choctawelectric.coop.


Pay online at www.choctawelectric.coop. Using our secure payment site you can also view your account history, check your account balance, energy usage and more.


Budget Billing. With this option your energy usage is averaged over 11 months, helping you avoid seasonal high bills .


Automatic Payment Plan. Monthly bill payments are automatically withdrawn from your checking, savings, or credit card account.


After Hours Payments. Choctaw Electric offers a drive through window and/or payment drop box at CEC office locations in Hugo, Idabel and Antlers.


Authorized Payment Locations. Pay your bill at any of the following locations Monday through Friday during regular office hours.


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First Bank & Trust, Idabel


McCurtain Co. National Bank, Idabel Choctaw Electric Cooperative, Idabel Idabel National Bank, Idabel First Bank, Antlers


Ameri State Bank, Antlers


Choctaw Electric Cooperative, Antlers First National Bank, Broken Bow First Bank and Trust, Broken Bow McCurtain Co. National Bank, Broken Bow Shamrock Bank, Clayton


Choctaw Electric Cooperative, Hugo First Bank, Hugo


First Bank and Trust, Hochatown First State Bank, Valliant


McCurtain Co. National Bank, Valliant First Bank and Trust, Wright City


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