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How renters can fight the winter chill

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 33 percent of Americans lease their homes. Unfortunately, many lease agreements forbid major alterations to rental properties. But don’t worry, renters! Consider using these low-cost, energy-efficient tips from Northfork Electric to improve the efficiency of your home this winter.

Hot savings

Heating the home typically makes up about 48 percent of your utility bill. Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter – Energy.gov recommends 68 degrees Fahrenheit to boost energy efficiency. 

Electrical safety warning for Pokémon Go players

Northfork Electric Cooperative and other utilities are reminding players of Pokémon Go to stay away from electric substations, power plants and other electric equipment. The new smartphone-based augmented reality game sends players to real world places to “catch” Pokémon.

NFEC to Host Open House

Students Return from Energy Camp

Merritt School students, Loren Ballard and Aaron Ligon, have recently returned from the 2016 Rural Electric “YouthPower Energy Camp,” where they served as delegates from Northfork Electric Cooperative.

Jimmy Taylor Earns NRECA Director Gold Credentials

     Jimmy Taylor, Northfork Electric Cooperative board president, has been awarded the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) top Director Gold credential. Mr.

Northfork Electric Reporting 3,500 Outages

As of 10:00 a.m. Dec. 28, more than 3,500 Northfork Electric members are without power. Like many electric utilities across the state, the cooperative suffered extensive damage due to the recent winter blizzard. Ice accumulation on power lines combined with 60 mph wind gusts resulted in roughly 150 broken poles across NFEC’s service territory.    

NFEC Supports Area Schools through Gross Receipts Tax

Everyone agrees a good education is important. And everyone agrees there is a lot involved in giving students that good education. That is why NFEC provides financial support to school systems in our service territory through the payment of gross receipts taxes. The 2% gross receipts tax is collected from members’ monthly electric bills at the instruction of the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

Trustees Vote to Return Over $240,000 in Capital Credits

One benefit of being a member and owner of your cooperative is receiving capital credit refunds. These capital credits are your portion of the margins - or profits - made by your cooperative. Capital credits are unique to the cooperative form of business. Unlike profits paid only to share-holders of for-profits businesses, capital credits are paid to each co-op member who purchases electricity in a specific year.

Poster Contest Winners Announced

Northfork Electric Cooperative recently held a poster contest for area 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to celebrate National Lineman Appreciation Day. The talent and competition was strong, with over 500 entries submitted from 11 school districts across the cooperative’s service territory.

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