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OG&E partners with Citizen Potawatomi Nation to weatherize homes for elder community
OG&E members and contractors weatherizing homes
Nov 9, 2023

OG&E’s weatherization services help customers increase their comfort while lowering their monthly bills. OG&E recently partnered with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) to weatherize 35 homes in the tribe’s Father Joe Murphy Elder Housing community in Shawnee.

“We wanted to ensure our elders are both comfortable and reduce their electric bills during the hot summer and cold winter months in Oklahoma,” said CPN Vice Chairman Linda Capps. “We were thrilled to learn that OG&E could weatherize all the homes in the Father Joe Murphy housing community at once. We are grateful for their continued partnership and critical investment in our community.”

Father Joe Murphy resident Ruthann Smith appreciated the improvements made by OG&E volunteers and contractors to her home.

Our electric bills have been pretty high during the summer, and we had no idea OG&E had a program like this. I know there are some spaces around my doors and windows that need to be fixed because you can see daylight, which means cold air is coming in. It’s good to know that OG&E cares. It means a lot that they are a part of our community and they are really helping us out.

Ruthann Smith

OG&E has improved more than 50,000 customer homes through weatherization since 2009. 

“Changes in temperature can significantly affect your home, and OG&E’s weatherization program helps customers who need it most combat the impact of extreme temperatures during the summer and winter,” said Toney Cooper, lead program manager at OG&E. “Our partnership with Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Father Joe Murphy Elder Housing shows how simple improvements can make a home more comfortable and monthly bills more manageable. We are proud to help energize the lives of our tribal customers through this key partnership.” 

In Oklahoma, the program is offered at no additional cost to all residential customers who own or lease a single-family, duplex, or mobile home and have a household income of less than $60,000 a year. In Arkansas, the program is offered at no additional cost to all residential customers whose homes are more than 10 years old.  


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