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CEC Board Members and Employees Commit To Certain Values


employees are committed to certain values. He assured members that CEC is pledged to demonstrate these values consistently. They are:


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t the CEC Annual Meeting, President George Burns told members that co-op trustees and


primary co-operatives members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and co-ops at other levels are also organized in a democratic manner.


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• Transparency and openness in our dealings with members, fellow trustees and employees, policy makers and other stakeholders.


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Dedication to a culture of safety and commitment to the mutual well- being of our employees, members and the general public.





Accountability for all of our decisions and actions.


• Commitment to innovation and forward thinking.


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Integrity and honesty beyond reproach.


Loyalty to the philosophy of cooperative ownership and adherence to the Seven Cooperative Principles


The Seven Cooperative Principles are guidelines by which cooperatives around the world put their values into practice. These principles are:


1. Voluntary and open membership. Co-ops are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.


2. Democratic member control. Co-ops are controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. In


3. Members economic participation. Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the co-op. Members usually receive


limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing their co-op, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the co-op; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.


4. Autonomy and independence. Co-ops are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their cooperative autonomy.


5. Training, education and information. Co-ops provide education and training for members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute to the co-op's development. They inform the public - particularly young people and opinion leaders - about the nature and benefits of cooperation.


6. Cooperation among cooperatives. Co-ops serve members most effectively by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.


7. Commitment to community. Co-ops work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members.


SEND US EMAIL: Please email questions for Ask Your Co-op to: Jennifer Boling, jboling@choctawelectric.coop. Or, mail questions to Choctaw Electric Cooperative, PO Box 758, Hwy 93 North, Hugo,Oklahoma 74743.


CO-OP ASK YOUR


■ What are smart meters and how do they work?


Choctaw Electric smart meters work by monitoring your home’s electricity usage and communicating that usage information back to the CEC office in near real time.


Unlike the old days when members read their own meters or CEC personnel took the reading, smart meters do it all remotely. The meter's ability to measure usage and transmit it directly to CEC eliminates bill estimating, which means fewer surprises for you.


If you are concerned about your usage, smart meters provide information on how much and when you use energy. This information is invaluable for members who are serious about taking control of their energy consumption and their monthly bills.


The ability to monitor your usage through CEC’s Smart hub would not be possible without smart meters.


As CEC refines its outage management system, smart meters will play an increasingly important role in outage detection and notification. Smart meters have the ability to detect and report power outages on their own, making the restoration process move much faster.


It's smart meter technology that will eventually allow CEC to text updates to you about your service and let you track the power restoration process by viewing an online map. We’ve barely scratched the surface of what these devices can do. These conveniences and plenty more, all begin with smart meters.


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