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NORTHWESTERN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.


NORTHWESTERN ELECTRIC


COOPERATIVE, INC.


Woodward, Oklahoma Operating In


Beaver, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Major, Woods and Woodward Counties in Oklahoma


TYSON LITTAU


CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Kenny Knowles, Pres. ........................ Arnett Ray Smith, Vice-Pres. ........................Taloga John Bruce, Jr., Sec.-Treas. .............. Sharon Marvin Wilkinson ............................ Buffalo Clair Craighead ...........................Woodward Wayne Hall ..................................Mooreland Duane Henderson ........................Mooreland Lee Huckaby .....................................Selman Gilbert Perkins. .....................................Gate


Jonna Hensley .....................................Editor Michael W. Mitchel ........................ Attorney


IN CASE OF TROUBLE CALL: 24 HOUR EMERGENCY 1-877-9NOPOWER 877.966.7693


If no answer call: John Kirkwood ........................580.866.3245 Bob Appell ..............................580.273.4088


NOTICE


A copy of NWEC Bylaws will be made available for any member upon request.


Web page: www.nwecok.coop E-mail: nwec@nwecok.coop


NWEC is an equal opportunity provider and em- ployer.


If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Dis- crimination Complaint Form, found online at http:// www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call 866.632.9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax 202.690.7442 or email at program.intake @usda.gov.


The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) presented awards to two NWEC employees during its annual meeting held on April 13 in Oklahoma City. Mike Hagy, safety and loss control committee chair, presented Adam Parker (left) and Jacob Collier (right) with their Journeyman Lineman certificates.


March 2015 Operating Report 2014


Revenue - Billing ......................................................... 2,936,731 Cost of Power ............................................................... 2,109,314 Miles of Lines .............................................................. Members Connected .................................................... Density per Mile .......................................................... Average Member KWH ............................................... Average Bill .................................................................


4,954


11,759 2.37


2,433 250


597 612


June 2015


Is solar power right for you? Continued from page 1.


Then comes the cost. The 5 kWh system has an average cost of $24,650 before any incentives. The most com- mon incentive is a 30 percent tax credit from the Federal Government. Then there are savings in reduced energy use costs. Calculations have shown pay- backs between seven and 15 years. If the cost of the system is too steep, you might be able to sign a contract with a solar company who will install the system at no cost but take all the incentives and charge a monthly fee.


If you decide to talk to a contractor, be sure to check references. Increased interest in solar has spawned a large number of sellers who have little knowledge in PV installations. Let the buyer beware is the rule to obey here.


Tom Tate writes on cooperative issues for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the Arling- ton, Va.-based service arm of the nation’s 900-plus consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives.


2015


2,754,234 1,718,174 4,973


11,892 2.39


2,341 232


KWH Purchased ........................................................... 31,093,723 28,919,357 KWH Sold .................................................................... 28,609,400 27,834,798 Income per Mile ........................................................... Expense per Mile .........................................................


557 547


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