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A SUPPLEMENT TO OKLAHOMA LIVING


OCTOB ER 2014 | VOLUME 65 ISSUE 10 | PUBLISHED FOR MEMB E R S OF T R I- COUNTY ELEC T R I C COOPER ATIVE


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A Good Year for TCEC


ore than 1,500 people attended Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s (TCEC) 69th annual membership meeting held at the Texas County Activity Center in Guymon on Sept. 4, 2014. Chief Executive Officer Jack Perkins’s report


on the cooperative touched on a number of highlights including the strong response by TCEC members in submitting comments regarding proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on both existing and new power plants.


“Te actions by the EPA are more likely to cause members’ rates to rise than anything else,” Perkins said. “TCEC leads the state in comments submitted and that sets us apart as a leader in grassroots efforts.”


CEO VIEW


Power of Membership BY JACK L. PERKINS


October is National Co-op Month when TCEC joins more than 900 other electric distribution cooperatives as well as more than 29,000 cooperatives of every sort throughout the country to celebrate the cooperative difference.


TCEC is guided by the seven cooperative principles and they inform our decision making every day: 1. Open and Voluntary Membership 2. Democratic Member Control 3. Members’ Economic Participation 4. Autonomy and Independence 5. Education, Training and Information 6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives 7. Concern For Community


Members of our not-for-profit, democratically controlled organization learn that rather than issue stock to outside shareholders or require residents to contact distant and faceless service providers for assistance, TCEC is your cost-of-service energy Continued on page three


Perkins reported on the exceptional financial health of the cooperative with energy sales on the rise due primarily to the oil and gas industry. Such financial strength supports ongoing upgrade investments to improve safety, reliability and efficiency while meeting future needs. It also helps accelerate the retirement of TCEC patronage capital with a total of $4.8 million retiring this year for 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007. All patronage capital from TCEC’s founding in 1945 through 2001 has been retired.


Te good news continued with an update on the new TCEC facility which, on completion next year, will house all the cooperative’s employees under one roof. For an organization as focused on efficiency as TCEC, the single location will mitigate the many inefficiencies that come from having people and property scattered among six locations in the community. n


TOP TO BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT: ELAINE & DANNY RIDGE – HOOKER; HAROLD AND KATHERINE ABBOTT – TYRONE; DOROTHY TAYLOR OF GUYMON WON THE $500 GRAND PRIZE.


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