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C A N A D I A N January 2014


V SUPPLEMENT TO OKLAHOMA LIVING Trustees Answer Consolidation Questions


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CVEC & CREC Boards of Trustees


As members of Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative, you prob- ably have several questions concerning the current discussions about a potential consolidation. As your boards of trustees continue to do their due diligence in addressing the consolidation, we also want to make sure you have the information you need to make an informed deci- sion if the consolidation is voted upon. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers concerning the consolidation. More information can be found at, http://www.buildingourenergyfu- turetogether.com.


How would a consolidation impact response times to outages? We believe the ability to leverage existing facilities and existing employees can actually improve our response time. As the existing cooperatives border each other, there are cases where locations in one


By George


My four year old grandson has this Santa Claus thing figured out. He explained it to his Grandmother. Excuse me, his “Nana.” (It seems it is alright for our household to have a Grandpa, but there is no one old enough in our home to be a Grandma.) Back to the scoop on Santa Claus. Santa Claus still brings toys to children for Christmas. The good or bad thing may or may not apply. Howev-


cooperative’s service areas are closer to the other cooperative’s facili- ties. Our intent is to keep both facilities operating, increase our local presence in our communities and improve our services by working together.


Would the consolidated entity fall under the regulation of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission? What effect would this have?


By law, any newly-formed cooperative falls under the regulation of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which would require any rate adjustments to be approved by the OCC. Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative currently operates under the Corporation Commission, while Central Rural Electric Cooperative’s membership voted to opt out of this system several years ago. The membership of the con-


er, Santa Claus and his elves are too old to make all those toys. So all those toys that Santa delivers – Santa gets the toys from “ToysRus.” For that reason my grandson saves and regularly reviews all of the good “stuff” in those “ToysRus” catalogues and circulars with Nana. It doesn’t matter that sitting in our liv- ing room is a large toy box built by my grandfather for my grandson’s mother. This toy box is filled to overflowing (not an exaggeration) with multi-colored plas- tic “junk” whose only use I can see is to be regularly scattered from one end of the


house to the other. Who knows where we will put the new junk that Santa will dispose of for ToysRus this year. My mother, who is still living alone and taking care of herself, remembers what she got for Christmas when she was only a couple of years older than our 4- year-old manipulator. At that time she and her parents milked several head of cows by hand twice a day. At the age of about 6 she was expected to milk several cows alone in a separate barn from her


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