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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.


 of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Dis- crimination Complaint Form, found online at http://    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  Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.,  or email at program.intake @usda.gov.


August 2015 Operating Report 2014


Revenue - Billing.........................................................   Cost of Power...............................................................   Miles of Lines .............................................................. 


Members Connected ....................................................   Density per Mile .......................................................... Average Member KWH............................................... Average Bill ................................................................. 


 2.41


2,865 


701 673


2015


  


 2.40


2,607 


KWH Purchased........................................................... 35,872,713 31,876,665 KWH Sold.................................................................... 34,215,105 31,110,075 Income per Mile...........................................................  .........................................................


587 543


November 2015


Directional pruning promotes better tree health Continued from page 1.


rot, starving the tree and creating weak limbs, topping also increases wind re- sistance. The thick regrowth of suckers or sprouts resulting from topping make the tree top-heavy and more likely to catch the wind. This increases the chance of blown down trees in a storm. Selectively-thinned trees allow the wind to pass through the branches. It’s called “taking the sail out” of a tree. Northwestern Electric uses an  Service, for our tree trimming needs. “We use a method called directional pruning. It is better for the health of the tree, causing less rot, and stimulating  Jeremy Riggs, owner of Riggs Tree Service. “Rather than making many smaller cuts close to the wires, it is more preferable to make fewer, larger


cuts, removing interfering branches where they meet the larger parent stem, or back to good sized side branches.” According to Riggs, directional pruning helps save rate payers in the long run. “A topped tree must be done and re-done every few years and even- tually removed when it dies. Topped trees also present a safety hazard because they are prone to breaking and can be hazardous.” Unfortunately, there are no nice solu- tions to the problem of trees growing into power lines. The ideal situation would be no trees growing under or within 10 feet of power lines at all. But as long as trees grow naturally under- neath the lines and homeowners prefer to have trees growing in their yards, tree trimming is the best method to keep limbs out of the lines.


Northwestern Electric will close November 26 and 27 to observe the Thanksgiving Holiday. For emergencies call our outage hotline number 1-877-9NOPOWER 877.966.7693


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