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■ INSIDE SPECIAL issue: Consolidation


Kilowatt T


JULY 2015


Published for members of Kiwash Electric Cooperative


A supplement to Oklahoma Living he boards of directors of Kiwash


Electric Cooperative and Caddo Electric Cooperative continue to discuss how the


two co-ops might join together to enhance efforts to maintain stable rates and improve services.


You DECIDE!


The cooperative principle of democratic control ensures that you have a say in important decisions that affect your co-op. Consolidating with Caddo Electric to create a new, more efficient co-op is an important decision that could have a long lasting impact on your electric rates for years to come. Members will vote on this question at the Kiwash Electric Annual Meeting on August 10 at the Cordell High School Auditorium. Please be there to cast your ballot. Your vote counts!


Consolidation prompted by change in the industry.


page 2


Learn about consolidation at upcoming district meetings. page 3


Questions and answers on the proposed consolidation.


page 4


Kiwash Electric Cooperative PO Box 100 • 120 West 1st Street Cordell, Oklahoma 73632


tele: (888) 832-3362 www.kiwash.coop


Kiwash Electric Considers Consolidation As changes in the electric industry threaten to increase power costs, Kiwash Electric and Caddo Electric consider a proven strategy—unite!


Trustees hired C.H. Guernsey Engineering of Oklahoma City to review electric rates and cost of service for both co-ops individually and jointly. Preliminary studies indicate the consolidation could save the co-ops $20 to $30 million dollars over the next ten years. (See page 5 for more details.)


“These studies provide a strong case for the possibility of consolidating,” said Dennis Krueger, general manager of Kiwash Electric Cooperative (KEC). “What we see are


increased financial strength, rate stability and operational savings for our members through the elimination of duplicate services.”


The Caddo Electric – Kiwash Electric alliance would also prove beneficial as the electric utility industry undergoes dramatic change due to increased environmental regulations and regulatory control, technological advancements and massive upgrades in transmission infrastructure.


“The future of our industry is uncertain,” said Clint Pack, CEO of Caddo Electric. “The boards of trustees and management of both cooperatives believe that a potential consolidation will offer stronger solutions to face these future challenges.”


Ongoing meetings between the co-ops will focus on issues such as combined governance, rate structures, services, and administration. Kiwash members will find more information inside this issue of the Kilowatt, or visit www.caddokiwashtogether.com.


Kiwash Electric serves 6,300 meters in six counties, primarily Washita, Kiowa, Custer, Dewey, Roger Mills and Blaine counties. Caddo Electric provides electricity to 18,000 meters in Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Comanche, Custer, Grady, Kiowa and Washita counties.


Kiwash Electric trustees and management will discuss aspects of the potential consolidation at upcoming district meetings (page 3 ). All members are welcome to attend, or contact Dennis Krueger for more details at 888-832-3362 or 580-832-3361.


OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm.


POWER OUTAGE HOT LINE 888-832-3362


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Jack Sawatzky, President


Robert Travis, Vice President John Schaufele, Secretary Treasurer Rex Eagan, Asst. Secretary Treasurer Jevon West


Marvin Hankins


Dennis Krueger, General Manager PAYMENT OPTIONS


• Pay online at www.kiwash.coop.


• Pay by phone by calling 855-875-7216. Available 24 hours a day. Visa or Mastercard.


• Pay in person at 120 West 1st St., Cordell, Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.


• Pay via automatic draft of your checking or savings account. To sign up, please visit www.kiwash.coop or call 888-832-3362.


• Pay at one of our authorized payment locations:


Custer City Hall Custer City, Oklahoma


First National Bank Thomas, Oklahoma


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