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  • Do you know which was hotter, the summer of 2011 or the summer of 2012?

    The maximum demand was about 8 mw higher in 2012 than 2011. That correlates to the fact that the maximum temperature in the high load areas was a couple degrees higher this summer versus the summer of 2011.

    However overall, the length of the hot spell in 2011 (late June through early September) exceeded 2012. This year, there were periods of very hot weather and then periods of heat closer to the normal range. As a result, sales were higher in the summer of 2011 by about 3% in July and August.There were significantly more grasshoppers in 2012 than there were in 2011. I suppose that had to do some with the

    mild winter in 2012. I had to mow more times this year than last, but since the 4th of July not much has grown that wasnt watered.

    WFEC called fewer peak days in 2012 than 2011, which is a good thing for our members.

    For 2012, the winter was extraordinarily mild, and the summer averaged 7 or 8 percent warmer than normal. While it was warm in spots, 2012 was not as warm as 2011.

    Roulet Report

    September 28, 2012

    Unplugged

  • Looking For a Bargain? Take a look at these offers & find out how you can save using your

    Co-op Connections Card!

    DISH Network

    Connection Card Holders are eligible for a discounted offer on DISH Network. New customers receive a $75 Visa Card along with:

    Packages Starting at $19.99/month with free standard installation HD Free for Life

    Free Hopper upgrade with any qualifying purchase

    To redeem this offer visit http://www.connectyourhome.com/edp/b9.php?type=a8 or

    call 866-450-0689 to order Dish Network or to inquire about new service.

    Sheplers Western Wear, Oklahoma City

    Connection Card Holders receive 20% off of your total purchase in stores by showing your card at checkout. Use code 0040 for 20% off of catalog orders.

    Soda Fountain Eatery, Anadarko

    Connection Card Holders receive 10% off of all Tyler Candles & all decorative accessories by showing your Connection Card at checkout.

    This offer is just in time to save on fall decorations!

  • Employee Benefit Meeting Schedule 2012For 2013 Benefit Plans

    Meetings are in the Headquarters Employee Meeting Room unless indicated otherwise.If the designated time doesnt fit your schedule, please attend one of the other meetings.

    Spouses are welcome to attend.

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012 - MOORELAND PLANT

    10:00 a.m. Mooreland Power Plant 1:00 p.m. Mooreland Power Plant MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 10 a.m. Senior Management and Staff, Generation, Resource Planning, Legal & Corporate Services, Risk Management, Marketing & Communication, Regional Market Planning, Rates & Revenue

    1:00 p.m. Transmission Engineering & Operations, Information Services, Human Resources, Generation Engineering, Technical Services, Financial Services, Power Delivery

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012 - HUGO PLANT

    7:00 a.m. Hugo Power Plant, Coal and Rail 9:45 a.m. Hugo Power Plant, Coal and Rail 12:30 p.m. Hugo Power Plant, Coal and Rail, Hugo Based Generation 7:15 p.m. Hugo Power Plant, Coal and Rail

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012 - ANADARKO PLANT 9:45 a.m. Anadarko Power Plant

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012 8:00 a.m. Duncan Crew, Antlers Crew, Elk City Crew, Kingston Crew, Hennessey Crew, Anadarko Crew, Frederick Crew, Shawnee Crew, McAlester Crew, Mooreland Crew 10:00 a.m. Station Services, Distribution Services, Warehouse

  • Shay Earthman and her husband, Eddie, recently attended an Alan Jackson concert at the Choctaw Event Center in Durant. According to Shay, the concert was fantastic, but the best

    part of the entire evening was when they were lucky enough to meet Alan after the show.

    Radley Stevens is selling tickets for the Anadarko Rodeo which will be held this

    weekend, September 29 and 30. These tickets are being sold on behalf of the

    Anadarko Kiwanis Club. Advance tickets are $12 each. Cost is $15 if purchased at

    the gate. The tickets also include a $5 free play at the Gold River Casino.

    Please contact Radley Stevens at Ext. 4441 if you have any questions or are

    interested in purchasing tickets.

    Anadarko Rodeo Tickets FOR SALE

  • The following tip comes from FDIC Consumer News, a publication of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

    Many consumers use debit, credit and prepaid cards, often interchangeably, to purchase goods and services. However, these three types of cards are quite different. Consider the following.

    Each card works differently. If you use a credit card, you are borrowing money that you must pay back, in addition to interest, if you do not pay the balance in full by the due date. But, if you use a debit card, which is issued by your bank and linked to your checking or savings account, the money taken from the account is yours and you will never incur interest charges. With prepaid cards, you are spending the money deposited onto them, and they usually arent linked to your checking or savings account. You should also be aware of the possibility of unanticipated fees with prepaid cards and, with certain types, the potential for limited consumer protections against unauthorized transactions.

    Watch for fees. You may be charged an overdraft fee if you use a debit card for a purchase but there arent enough funds in the account linked to the card. Similarly, a credit card issuer may decline a transaction that puts you over your credit limit unless you have explicitly agreed to pay a fee to permit over-the-limit transactions. Prepaid cards sometimes have promotional offers that seem attractive, but you may incur various additional costs. These costs may include monthly fees, charges for loading funds onto the card and fees for each transaction.

    Your liability for an unauthorized transaction varies depending on the type of card. Federal law limits your losses to a maximum of $50 if a credit card is lost or stolen. For a debit card, your maximum liability under federal law is $50 if you notify your bank within two business days after learning of the loss or theft of your card. But, if you notify your bank after those first two days, under the law you could lose much more. Your liability for the fraudulent use of a prepaid card currently differs depending on the type of card. Federal law treats payroll cards the same as debit cards, but 03561 currently there are no federal consumer protections limiting your losses with other general-purpose, reloadable prepaid cards and store gift cards. For all cards, industry practices may further limit your losses, so check with your card issuer.

    To learn more about the three types of payment cards, visit the FDIC website, which includes a quick guide to understanding the differences in these cards. Source: feedthepig.org

    Debit, Credit & Prepaid Cards: Know the Differences

  • The Cooperative Difference

    Every October since 1930, not-for-profit cooperatives of all shapes and sizes

    have celebrated Cooperative Month. During this time, it makes sense to

    highlight the qualities that make electric cooperatives different from other types of utilities and businesses.

    For starters, electric co-ops are owned by those they serve. Thats why those who receive electric service

    from us are called members, not customers.

    Members maintain democratic control of the co-op, which means they elect fellow members to represent

    them on the board of directors/trustees every year at their annual meeting. As a bonus, co-op members

    receive special benefits through programs like the Co-op Connections Card.

    One principle that sets us apart from other businesses is our concern for community. As a cooperative, we

    have a special responsibility to support the areas in which our members live and work. From sponsoring

    a local schools baseball team to supporting new jobs and industry through our economic development

    efforts, we stand as a driving force in our community.

    Of course, co-ops span all industries, including credit unions, dairy operations, health care, housing, and

    much more. There are more than 29,000 co-ops across the nation. And not all are small or rural. Just

    10319 look at nationally known co-ops like Sunkist, Ace Hardware and Land O Lakes.

    Overall, co-ops are more accessible than other types of businesses. We give our members a voice, and

    we are localliving and working alongside those we serve.

    Thats the cooperative difference.

  • The Caddo Kiowa Vo-Tech Pre Engineering class toured WFEC Thursday,

    Sept. 27. The tour lasted two hours as they visited Headquarters, the

    Anadarko Power Plant, and the T&D facilities.

    Pre-Engineering Students Tour Anadarko Facilities

    Online Banking

    www.cecuok.virtualcu.net

    Convenience on the go

    New&

    Improved

    Cooperative Employees Credit Union

  • Happy Birthday wishes go out to all WFEC employees enjoying a birthday.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Lynn Ferrell 10/01 Chris Saathoff 10/01 Dan Henderson 10/02 Mike Robison 10/04 Jason Hamilton 10/06 Jackie Johnson 10/07 Jacyn Brooks 10/08 Tom Pike 10/09 Steve Miller 10/10 Gerald Butcher 10/10 Lonnie Biggerstaff 10/10

    There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.

    Frederick Wm. Faber

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