Smart Planning for Future Water Needs

We strategically seek ways to use water more efficiently and minimize the need to use fresh water.

A scenic view of a lake.
Respecting Shared Water Resources

Water plays an integral part in electricity generation, and OG&E deploys sustainable ways to use—and reuse—this precious resource. As our communities expand and we continue to meet a growing demand for electricity, we are integrating new technologies and further conserving the water needed for future generations.

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Stewardship Reporting Center

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Conserving Water for Our Communities
Most of the water withdrawn by a power plant goes to the cooling system. Through conservation efforts and technology improvements, we've reduced the amount of water our plants consume by 75 percent since 2008. Even better, we're able to recycle 99 percent of the water withdrawn.
Infographic of water consumed versus withdrawn and then recycled by OGE power plants.  Overall 3.1 billion gallons are consumed and 703 billion gallons are withdrawn and then recycled.
Smart Water Consumption and Reuse
99 percent of the water used to generate electricity is circulated through our pipes and returned to the source to be reused by our communities.
Our Sooner and Seminole Power Plant Reservoirs are open to the public for boating, fishing and swimming.
Innovative Reuse
We conserve 2.5 billion gallons of fresh water annually by using treated municipal wastewater for cooling.
A scenic view of geese floating across a lake at dusk.
Community-Oriented Conservation

Our water conservation measures create and maintain a sustainable and beneficial water supply for the communities we serve. We return nearly all of our cooling water throughout the region for reuse and source all of our water from regions classified by the World Resources Institute as low or low-medium baseline water stress. None of OG&E’s water is sourced from regions classified as having high or extremely high baseline water stress. To limit our use of fresh water, cooling towers at two of our plants rely entirely on treated waste water from Oklahoma City’s facilities.

A proud fisherman holding up a large fish.
Community Fishing Clinics
Support and preservation of local ecosystems is an integral part of our commitment to environmental stewardship. In partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation, we host free fishing clinics to engage our communities in the importance of aquatic ecosystems while teaching safe and sustainable ways to enjoy our local water system.
A scenic view of Seminole Power Plant and Lake Konawa.
Konawa Lake
The Konawa Lake recreation area stretches over 1,350 acres and is located right next to our Seminole Power plant. Over the years, the lake has become famous as one of Oklahoma's best trophy largemouth bass fisheries, hosting numerous competitive fishing tournaments each year. Konawa Lake is open to the public and a beloved recreation spot for locals and visitors.
A scenic view of Lake Sooner.
Sooner Lake
The 5,400-acre reservoir adjacent to our Sooner Power Plant is open to the public and is a hybrid striped bass and catfish destination, with numerous guides that take anglers on trips. Visitors can pack a picnic and find a spot along the lake's 42 miles of shoreline for fun and recreation.