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Consolidation Process Moves Forward “You could say we are presently working out the prenuptial.”


Kilowatt T


OCTOBER 2015


Published for members of Kiwash Electric Cooperative


A supplement to Oklahoma Living


he members of Kiwash Electric and Caddo Electric Cooperative bestowed their blessing on the upcoming


consolidation of the two co-ops. But some members may be wondering what’s next.


Will their be an exchange of vows? A special ceremony?


“Well, if we’re using wedding vernacular I suppose you could say we are presently working out the prenuptial,” said Dennis Krueger, Kiwash Electric general manager. “We continue to meet with attorneys and representatives from both co-ops as we work on combining policies and programs.”


It all boils down to details and there are lots of them, Krueger added. From syncing member accounts to establishing a central website and drawing up a comprehensive map of the new CKenergy Cooperative service territory, co-op teams are staying very busy.


Hair Raising Experience


A Cordell Elementary School student gets a hands-on lesson in the power of electricity during a special safety presentation by Kiwash Electric Lineman Drew Davis, Staking Engineer Jerry Black and Communication Director Lisa Willard. The presentation on May 7 explained the basics of electrical safety in a manner so interesting some students’ hair stood on end!





“Our goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible for our members and our employees,” Krueger explained.


Member who are enrolled in Kiwash Electric bill payment programs, security light service, Peak Buster program and other services should expect few, if any, interruptions. “We encourage our members to carry on as usual,” Krueger said. “With an undertaking of this size a bump or two should be expected, but we aim to roll over them as gently as possible.”


Sounds like the recipe for a long and happy marriage. No big fanfare, just two co-op families coming together .


Kiwash Electric will keep you posted on the consolidation process by publishing updates in the Kiwash Kilowatt, and on the Kiwash Electric Facebook page. For additional questions about the consolidation or your electric service, please call 888-832-3362.


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


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


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.


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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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