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Wind Power Billing
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Why is Oklahoma a good place for wind power generation?
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Oklahoma is ranked 6th among states in the nation for wind power capacity. Our most productive wind power generation months are in the spring and the fall, with May being the best month. Consistent wind patterns such as we have in northwestern and western Oklahoma, provide the best opportunity for stable wind power generation. However, because the wind does not blow all the time as in the hot Oklahoma summer months, wind power will always be an incremental power generation solution to providing reliable electricity to our customers.

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How is wind power sold?
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Our wind power is sold in the form of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). Each REC is equal to 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) or one megawatt-hour of energy.

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How is the new wind program different from the Sooner Wind Farm offering?
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The first program was tied to our first wind farm located near Woodward, OK.  Only those who were willing to sign-up for wind power received the benefits and/or the additional cost for this renewable energy source.  Our Centennial Wind Farm has made it so all our customers benefit from wind power.  Now, every kWh of wind power saves all OG&E customers money.

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Which level of Wind Power should I sign up for?
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You can choose from four levels of wind power participation. You will be billed at your selected level for 12 months.

Level A
25% of annual kWh usage
$0.0045 per kWh

Level B
50% of annual kWh usage
$0.0040 per kWh

Level C
100% of annual kWh usage
$0.0035 per kWh

Level D
Large commercial and industrial customers
Contact OG&E for information

A typical OG&E homeowner uses about 12,000 kWh a year. So, that homeowner's wind power charges would be:

Level A (25%)
Subscription: 3,000 kWh per month
Monthly charge: $1.13 per month

Level B (50%)
Subscription: 6,000 kWh per month
Monthly charge: $2.00 per month

Level C (100%)
Subscription: 12,000 kWh
Monthly charge: $3.50 per month

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How long is a subscription period?
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The initial period is one year. You can choose to unenroll anytime after the initial year.

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Am I obligated to sign up each year?
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No, you are not obligated to sign up each year. You may choose to leave the program anytime after the first year.

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Who do I call if I have questions about my wind power subscription?
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Please contact our Service Department at 405.272.9741 or at 800.272.9741

Renewable Energy Credit
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What is an Renewable Energy Credit (REC)?
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A REC indicates that 1,000 kWh of energy was generated from a renewable source such as wind or solar.

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How much impact can an REC purchase have on the environment?
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Purchasing as little as 1,000 kWh of wind power per month for one year is equivalent to removing 9 tons of emissions from the air.

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Do all of the OG&E RECs come from wind power?
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Yes, OG&E WInd Power Recs are supplied by our wind farms in northwest Oklahoma with the exception of Sooner Wind Farm.  The newest addition to our REC offering has been supplied by the OSU Cowboy Wind Farm near Blackwell.  This farm went into operation January 2013 with 67% of the power used by the OSU campus in Stillwater and the balance is available for purchases. Changing the published content inline

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Can I sell my RECs from OG&E?
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No, you may not sell your wind power RECs. However, you can choose to unenroll anytime after your first year.