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What is the PCA fee on my monthly bill and why is it necessary?


The power cost adjustment (PCA) is the most accurate reflection of what it costs to generate electricity and deliver it to your co-op substations. Without the PCA, your co-op would have to ‘guesstimate’ future generating costs and build that guess into its basic rate. Members would be forced to pay extremely high bills that may or may not be accurate based on the cost of fuels at that time.


When I pay the PCA fee,


where is my money going?


The power cost adjustment is paid directly to your co-op’s wholesale power suppliers, KAMO Power, and Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC). Your co-op currently purchases power from both facilities.


Why does it fluctuate so much?


Generating costs fluctuate daily based on the price of natural gas, coal and other fuels used to generate electricity.


Q&A on the


PCA


That fee on your electric bill shows the most accurate cost of power


Daily fluctuations in fuel costs make it impossible to predict the exact amount of the PCA.


Will power costs continue to go up?


Wholesale power costs actually decreased last year by a small percentage due to the lower price of natural gas. If federal regulations on power plant emissions are enforced, the cost to


generate electricity in the future will definitely increase. Programs such


as KEC'S Go Go Geo program aim to reduce the amount KEC pays for wholesale power by lowering your co-op's systemwide demand. KEC energy audits, rebates, and energy saving tips in your newsletter and on Facebook are also there to help you and your electric co-op balance rising costs.


To visit with Kiamichi Electric about how you can improve your home's efficiency and lower your energy costs, please call 800-888-2731 or visit us online at www.kiamichielectric.org.


Who to call


at your co-op Kiamichi Electric Cooperative is dedicated to providing excellent service for its members. The following employees are available to help you when you have questions regarding your electric service. Please call 800-888-2731 or 918-465-2338, or email questions to your co-op at support@kiamichielectric.org.





administration Brett Orme, Chief Executive Officer Linda Baldwin, Executive Assistant


operations Bob Owens, Manager of Operations Tony Nixon, Manager of Construction Kevin Davis, Manager of Engineering


office services Crystal Butler, Chief Financial Officer Renae Taylor, Customer Service Supervisor Charlie Watkins, Chief Customer Service Representative Mandi Barnes, Customer Service Representative Rashell Ward, Customer Service Representative Susan Conley, Customer Service Representative Jakiebeth Ben, Customer Service Representative Dana Meaders, Customer Service Representative Kimberly West, Customer Service Representative


purchasing Sharla Blackledge, Manager of Procurement


meter services Cindy Cockburn, AMR Systems Coordinator Brenda Saxon, Connects/Disconnects Rick Sheppard, Meter Technician


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Check out Kiamichi Electric Cooperative’s Facebook page for a new way to connect with your co-op. You’ll find updates on power outages and information on co-op events, member benefits and services, energy saving tips, and more.


If you like what you see on our page, please let us know by giving us your “thumbs up.” If there is something we can do to improve, we’d appreciate hearing about that, too.


Thank you for your support!


new services Jodie Miller, New Services Representative Wendy McCarley, New Services Representative


accounting Michael Cawley, Accountant Julie Guazdausky, Assistant Accountant


engineering Allen Littlejohn, Field Staking Technician Chris Alexander, Field Staking Technician


dispatching services Mitch Eacret, Dispatcher Heather Ziverk, Operations & Engineering Clerk


public relations/member relations Todd Minshall, MR-PR Director


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