Un-easement

Trees in the right-of-way make dangerous shade.

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Energy 101: Fuel sources, generation & delivery

Energy 101: Fuel sources, generation & delivery

Do you enjoy the benefits electricity brings to your home or business? The truth is—because electricity has become such a stable, reliable commodity—we rarely think about how this essential power makes its way to us. 


2017 Youth Tour

2017 Youth Tour

How electric co-ops are investing today in the leaders of tomorrow. 


Lighting Up the World: one village at a time

Lighting Up the World: one village at a time

Electric Cooperatives of Oklahoma to electrify remote Guatemalan village.


A Bright Future

Oklahoma Living Editor Anna Politano shares her experience with Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives' first international electrification project.


Digging Deep for Energy Solutions

An innovative co-op partnership is making geothermal heat pumps affordable for more homeowners—and changing their energy future.


OAEC Celebrates 75 Years of Service

OAEC Celebrates 75 Years of Service

Formed in 1942 to provide services and support to Oklahoma’s rural electric cooperatives, the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC)—or as it has been known since its early days, the “Statewide,”—recently celebrated 75 years of service. 


New executive order calls for review of the Clean Power Plan

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan rule. Also known as the “CPP,” the rule was a result of former President Barack Obama’s strategy to combat climate change.


Be Prepared

Practical tips to help your family prepare for disasters


Volunteers Selected to Electrify Remote Village in Guatemala

Volunteers Selected to Electrify Remote Village in Guatemala

The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) has selected a group of volunteer linemen to electrify a remote village in the northwestern part of Guatemala this coming October.


Will smart meters put a wrinkle in co-op security?

In the old days, bad guys entered your home to the sound of shattered glass. These days, it’s more of a “ping.” We owe the difference to our well-connected world where devices as unassuming as your smart thermostat, Xbox, even your home security system, can serve as an open door to criminals.


Oklahoma Living wins national journalism award

Oklahoma Living wins national journalism award

Anna Politano, editor of Oklahoma Living,  has won the prestigious 2016 George W. Haggard Memorial Journalism Award from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The award was presented at NRECA’s annual meeting in San Diego.


Life on the Line

Life on the Line

A fulfilling career for Bob Owens


Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun

Electric cooperatives of Oklahoma add solar to power generation mix.


Core Data Center

Core Data Center

State-of-the-art data center in rural northeast Oklahoma


Energy Trails: lighting a path in Bolivia

Energy Trails: lighting a path in Bolivia

A writer's perspective on a life-changing journey.


Flying Dreams

Flying Dreams

Can drones help co-ops patrol remote right of ways?


Threatened or not?

Threatened or not?

Co-ops play an active role in preserving the lesser prairie-chicken.


Southwest Power Pool celebrates 75 years of electric reliability

Southwest Power Pool celebrates 75 years of electric reliability

Over its 75 years, SPP has grown significantly from an affiliation of 11 companies with a common goal in 1941 to an organization employing 600 professionals.


Dialing for Dollars

Dialing for Dollars

New twists on telephone scams target electric co-op members.