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Webb Named Oklahoma YLC Delegate

Each year on the Rural Electric Youth Tour, cooperative delegates are given the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious NRECA Youth Leadership Council. One student from each state is selected to represent their state during the coming year. At the Oklahoma Youth Tour Banquet in June, Northfork Electric Youth Tour delegate Gabe Webb was named Oklahoma’s 2017 YLC representative.

“I’m so excited! I wanted this so bad!” an ecstatic Webb reacted upon finding out he had been chosen.

Co-op Home Energy Efficiency Program

As an electricity provider, it might seem counterintuitive that we encourage consumers to use less of the service we provide. However, as a local cooperative, we strive to improve our members' quality of life in several ways. Providing innovative energy programs — thus, keeping money in your pocket — is one of the ways we are here to serve you.

After the Storm

These poles were recently delivered to the cooperative’s headquarters facility to be used in making the permanent repairs to over 100 miles of line damaged by the December 2015 ice storm. The project is on schedule to be completed sometime in 2019.  

Poster Contest Winners Announced

Northfork Electric Cooperative recently held its annual poster contest for area 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to celebrate National Lineman Appreciation Day. The talent and competition was strong, with 578 entries submitted from eleven school districts across the cooperative’s service territory.

#ThankALineman on April 10, 2017

Lineworkers serve on the frontlines of our nation’s energy needs, and on April 10, 2017, Northfork Electric Cooperative will honor the men and women who work in challenging and often dangerous conditions to keep the lights on.

We are proud to recognize all electric lineworkers for the services they perform around the clock in difficult conditions to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety.

NFEC Implements New Rate Schedule

This month, Northfork Electric will implement a rate increase for all member-consumers — for the first time in more than seven years. “We value our members and place a strong emphasis on providing them with exceptional service. To maintain the quality, reliability and integrity of the services we provide, it is necessary for us to adjust our pricing structure,” Scott Copeland, NFEC General Manager, said.

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.

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